The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus

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A&C Black, Jun 1, 1997 - Religion - 355 pages
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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-point of the book: vv. 1-12 look back and vv. 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.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Abbreviations
12
INTRODUCTION
15
LITURGICAL LIFE IN ANCIENT ISRAEL
51
THE PRIESTLY ARRANGEMENT OF EXODUS
143
LAW AND EXODUS IN CONTEXT
263
Bibliography
309
Index of References
336
Index of Authors
350
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About the author (1997)

Mark Smith is Professor of Theology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.