The Book of Exodus

Composition, Reception, and Interpretation


Written by leading experts in the field, The Book of Exodus: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation offers a wide-ranging treatment of the main aspects of Exodus. Its twenty-four essays fall under four main sections. The first section contains studies of a more general nature, including the history of Exodus in critical study, Exodus in literary and historical study, as well as the function of Exodus in the Pentateuch. The second section contains commentary on or interpretation of specific passages (or sections) of Exodus, as well as essays on its formation, genres, and themes. The third section contains essays on the textual history and reception of Exodus in Judaism and Christianity. The final section explores the theologies of the book of Exodus.

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Thomas B. Dozeman, Ph.D. (1986) in Ancient Near Eastern Religion, Columbia University, is Professor of Hebrew Bible at United Theological Seminary. He has published a number of books on the Pentateuch.

Craig A. Evans, Ph.D. (1983) in Religious Studies, Claremont Graduate University, is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, at Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University. He has published a number of books on the function of the Old Testament in the New Testament.

Joel N. Lohr, Ph.D. (2007) in Old Testament, Durham University, is Dean of Religious Life and Associate Professor at University of the Pacific. His research concentrates on the Pentateuch (Torah) and Jewish-Christian dialogue.

"... this volume belongs on the shelf of every college, seminary, and university library and will be of interest to any scholar interested in the book of Exodus, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament textual traditions and translations, as well as early Jewish and Christian traditions of interpretation. It is to be hoped that many more such volumes are produced, representing such broad scholarly collaboration on related texts from such diverse methodological backgrounds."

Jeffrey L. Morrow, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

Contributors are: Rainer Albertz, Suzanne Boorer, Walter Brueggemann, Bruce Chilton, Sidnie White Crawford, Lutz Doering, Christoph Dohmen, Thomas B. Dozeman (editor), Joel C. Elowsky, Craig A. Evans (editor), David L. Everson, Terence E. Fretheim, Jan Christian Gertz, Lester L. Grabbe, Leonard J. Greenspoon, William Johnstone, Joel N. Lohr (editor), Jerome A. Lund, Wolfgang Oswald, Thomas Römer, Konrad Schmid, Paul Spilsbury, Gregory E. Sterling, Helmut Utzschneider, Burton L. Visotzky, and David P. Wright.
Biblical Scholars, Exodus Scholars, Scholars of Second Temple Judaism, Textual Critics, Scholars of Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theologians