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Images of Egypt in early biblical literature [electronic resource] : Cisjordan-Israelite, Transjordan-Israelite and Judahite portrayals / Stephen C. Russell.

By: Russell, Stephen C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift f�ur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft: 403.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xix, 280 p.).ISBN: 9783110221725 (electronic bk.); 3110221721 (electronic bk.); 1282716905; 9781282716902.Subject(s): Egypt in the Bible | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Images of Egypt in early biblical literature.DDC classification: 221 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Early Cisjordan-Israelite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 3. Early Transjordan-Israelite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 4. Early Judahite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 5. Summary and Implications; Backmatter.
Summary: This book offers 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 Kings 12:25-33 and Exodus 32, the Balaam oracles in Numbers 22-24, and the Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:1b-18. From these and other biblical texts it 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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"Revised version of 2008 New York University doctoral dissertation"--P. vii.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-241) and indexes.

Frontmatter; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Early Cisjordan-Israelite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 3. Early Transjordan-Israelite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 4. Early Judahite Traditions about Egypt; Chapter 5. Summary and Implications; Backmatter.

This book offers 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 Kings 12:25-33 and Exodus 32, the Balaam oracles in Numbers 22-24, and the Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:1b-18. From these and other biblical texts it 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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