Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature: Cisjordan-Israelite, Transjordan-Israelite, and Judahite Portrayals
This book suggests a regional paradigm for understanding the development of the traditions about Egypt and the exodus in the Hebrew Bible. It offers fresh readings of the golden calf stories in 1 Kgs 12:25-33 and Exod 32, the Balaam oracles in Num 22-24, and the Song of the Sea in Exod 15:1b-18 and from these paints a picture of the differing traditions about Egypt that circulated in Cisjordan Israel, Transjordan Israel, and Judah in the 8th century B.C.E. and earlier.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Early CisjordanIsraelite Traditions about Egypt
Chapter 3 Early TransjordanIsraelite Traditions about Egypt
Chapter 4 Early Judahite Traditions about Egypt
Chapter 5 Summary and Implications