Studies on Exodus (5 vols.) is an essential collection of scholarly works on this book of the Old Testament. Perfect for students and professors and filled with over 1,300 pages of analysis and exegesis, these studies focus on literary criticism, narrative structure, textual criticism, and cultural and historical concerns. Topics covered include the intersection between story and theology, how the laws can be categorized as a literary unit, and the place and significance of pilgrimage in Hebraic tradition and history. The books in this collection are written by top experts in their fields, including Joe M. Sprinkle, Gordon F. Davies, and R. W. L. Moberly.
This academic collection is necessary for any student of the Old Testament and anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of the literary significance of laws and the pilgrimage. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references are linked to the Hebrew texts in your library, providing easy and effective study time.
Over 1,300 pages of academic exegesis
Includes detailed table of contents, indexes, and bibliographies to aid study
This volume offers a synchronic, literary reading of the final form of the laws of Exodus 20:22–23:19 (commonly, though inaccurately labeled "The Book of the Covenant"), in contrast with primarily source and form critical approaches commonly utilized in the past. The work seeks to demonstrate that this literary unit is much more coherent, more integrated into its narrative context, less in need of the positing of corruptions, secondary insertions, or rearrangements than has usually been recognized. The approach instead seeks to find authorial purpose in each case where scholars have often posited scribal misadventure seams between sources, disorder, contradiction, or corruption.
Joe M. Sprinkle is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia.
At the Mountain of God: Story and Theology in Exodus 32–34
In this study, Moberly examines how story and theology are combined in this Old Testament passage. Using a narrative interpretation, he presents a balanced exegetical view. Moberly considers several aspects of methodology, including current topics under biblical criticism, literary allusions, textual criticism, and theological paradox. He then goes over the passage from several points of view. He also includes indexes, bibliographies, and a detailed table of contents.
R. W. L. Moberly is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Durham.
This close synchronic analysis of Exodus 1–2 looks at how the pericope's structure, language, focalization and management of information form its conception and judgment of its events and characters. A coherence of concerns is detectable in Exodus 1–2 with allusions to Genesis and the later chapters of Exodus. One chapter is assigned to each of seven narrative unities and deals in various ways with its narrative problems. The resulting eclectic choice of analytical tools includes the study of Proppian structural functions, repetition, public rhetoric, narrative speeds, order and symbolism.
Gordon F. Davies holds a doctorate in Theology and is a professor at the University of Toronto.
Underlying Exodus in its priestly redaction is a pilgrimage. Smith's new book starts by reviewing pilgrimage shrines, feasts and practices in ancient Israel. Next, it examines the two pilgrimage journeys in Exodus. In Exodus 1-15, Moses' journeys to Mount Sinai, experiences God and receives his commission. In Exodus 16–40, Moses and the people together journey to Mount Sinai for the people's experience of God and their commission. Between lies Exodus 15, the fulcrum of the book: verses 1–12 look back and verses 13-18 look forward to Israel's journey to Sinai. Finally, the different meanings of Torah in the book of Exodus are contrasted, and the book concludes with a consideration of Exodus's larger place in the Pentateuch.
Mark S. Smith is Professor of Theology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Royal Priesthood: Literary and Intertextual Perspectives on an Image of Israel in Exodus 19:6
This book examines the portrayal of Israel as a royal-priestly nation within Exodus and against the background of biblical and ancient Near Eastern thought. Central to the work is a literary study of Exodus 19:4–6 and a demonstration of the pivotal role these verses and their main image have within Exodus. This elective and honorific designation of Yahweh’s cherished people has a particular focus on the privilege of access to him in his heavenly temple. The paradigm of the royal grant of privileged status has profound implications for our understanding of the Sinai covenant.
John Davies is Principal Emeritus and teaches Biblical Studies at Presbyterian Theological Centre in Australia.