Exodus and Liberation

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology
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134 EXODUS AND LIBERATION Jon D. Levenson Cambridge, Massachusetts I Nothing in the Bible so readily invites the term "liberation" as the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The essential question, however, is, in what sense ought the exodus to be seen as an instance of libera- tion, or, to pose the same question in other words, what is the charac- ter of the liberation typified by the exodus and how is this type of liberation to be distinguished from other phenomena to which the same term is presently applied? For liberation theologians from Latin America, it has proven tempting

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