The Resource The Book of Exodus : A Biography, Joel S. Baden

The Book of Exodus : A Biography, Joel S. Baden

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The Book of Exodus : A Biography
Title
The Book of Exodus
Title remainder
A Biography
Statement of responsibility
Joel S. Baden
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An essential biography of one of the Bible’s most powerful and inspiring booksExodus 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. He also traces how the defining narrative of ancient Israel helped to define Mormon social identity, the American civil rights movement, and liberation theology.Though three thousand years old, the Exodus—as history, as narrative, as metaphor, as model—continues to be vitally important for us today. Here is the essential biography of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Baden, Joel S
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other
LC call number
BS1245.52
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
Lives of Great Religious Books
Series volume
48
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RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Book of Exodus : A Biography, Joel S. Baden
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Social Formation and Communal Identity
  • Chapter 6. Exodus and Civil Rights
  • Chapter 7.Liberation Theology
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Before the Bible
  • Chapter 2. The Exodus Story Outside the Book of Exodus
  • Chapter 3. Exodus as Ritual
  • Chapter 4. Sinai and the Law
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691189277
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527282
  • (DE-B1597)9780691189277
Label
The Book of Exodus : A Biography, Joel S. Baden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Social Formation and Communal Identity
  • Chapter 6. Exodus and Civil Rights
  • Chapter 7.Liberation Theology
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Before the Bible
  • Chapter 2. The Exodus Story Outside the Book of Exodus
  • Chapter 3. Exodus as Ritual
  • Chapter 4. Sinai and the Law
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691189277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691189277
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527282
  • (DE-B1597)9780691189277

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