The evolution of the exodus tradition

Samuel Ephraim Loewenstamm, Baruch J Schwartz (Translator)

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The Exodus from Egypt is the climax of Israel's prehistory as related to the Pentateuch. It may be subjected to two types of historical inquiry, the one focusing on Israel's national history, the other on the history of her traditions. This work concentrates on the second type of inquiry. In a comprehensive literary analysis, the narrative in the book of Exodus in compared not only with its parallels throughout the Bible, but also with the later, post-Biblical accounts found in the Apocrypha and Pseudeplagrapha and in the Hellenistic and Midrashic literatures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJerusalem
PublisherMagnes Press
Number of pages310
ISBN (Print)0685725480, 9652237841, 9780685725481, 9789652237842
StatePublished - 1992

Publication series

NamePublications of the Perry Foundation for Biblical Research in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PublisherMagnes Press

Bibliographical note

תרגום של: מסורת יציאת מצרים בהשתלשלותה.


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