Exodus

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 11, 2005 - Religion - 311 pages
This commentary views Exodus as a cultural document, preserving the collective memories of the Israelites and relating them to the major institutions and beliefs that emerged by the end of the time of the Hebrew Bible. It is intended to help the reader follow the story line of Exodus, understand its socio-cultural context, appreciate its literary features, recognize its major themes and values, and also note its interpretive and moral problems. Carol Meyers explains important concepts and terms as expressed in the Hebrew original so that those who know Hebrew as well as those who don't will be able to follow the text.
 

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The latest trend in deconstructive "criticism".
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II Suggested Readings on Exodus
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Biblical and Extrabiblical Texts Index
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About the author (2005)

Carol Meyers is currently the Mary Grace Wilson Professor in the Department of Religion at Duke University. Meyers has authored, co-authored or edited such books as Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 and Zechariah 9-14, The Excavations of the Ancient Synagogue at Gush Halav, Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context and Women in Scripture.