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The Resource The book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden

The book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden

Label
The book of Exodus : a biography
Title
The book of Exodus
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Joel S. Baden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, but it may rank first in lasting cultural importance. It is here that the classic biblical themes of oppression and redemption, of human enslavement and divine salvation, are most dramatically expressed. Joel Baden tells the story of this influential and enduring book, tracing how its famous account of the Israelites' journey to the promised land has been adopted and adapted for millennia, often in unexpected ways. Baden draws a distinction between the Exodus story and the book itself, which is one of the most multifaceted in the Bible, containing poems, law codes, rituals, and architectural plans. He shows how Exodus brings together an array of oral and written traditions from the ancient Middle East, and how it came to be ritualized in the Passover Seder and the Eucharist. Highlighting the remarkable resilience and flexibility of Exodus, Baden sheds light on how the bestowing of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai divided Jewish and Christian thinkers, on the importance of Exodus during the Reformation and the American Revolution, and on its uses in debates for and against slavery
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1977-
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Baden, Joel S.
Dewey number
  • 296.09
  • 222.1206
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM150-449
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 61
  • Chapter 4
  • Sinai and the Law
  • p. 89
  • Chapter 5
  • Social Formation and Communal Identity
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 6
  • Exodus and Civil Rights
  • p. 157
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Liberation Theology
  • p. 187
  • Before the Bible
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Exodus Story Outside the Book of Exodus
  • p. 31
  • Chapter 3
  • Exodus as Ritual
Control code
on1090683790
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691169545
Lccn
2018957588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
222.12 B141 ; XX-N ; [A18BP185, #8, 4@26.95, ES/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1090683790
  • (OCoLC)1090683790
Label
The book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 61
  • Chapter 4
  • Sinai and the Law
  • p. 89
  • Chapter 5
  • Social Formation and Communal Identity
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 6
  • Exodus and Civil Rights
  • p. 157
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Liberation Theology
  • p. 187
  • Before the Bible
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Exodus Story Outside the Book of Exodus
  • p. 31
  • Chapter 3
  • Exodus as Ritual
Control code
on1090683790
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691169545
Lccn
2018957588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
222.12 B141 ; XX-N ; [A18BP185, #8, 4@26.95, ES/ ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1090683790
  • (OCoLC)1090683790

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