[Read] ➫ The Book of Exodus By Joel S. Baden – Heartforum.co.uk 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 cla 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 The Book Epub / 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 waysBaden 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 theologyThough 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.
Joel S Baden is professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School He is the coauthor with Candida R Moss of Bible Nation The United States of Hobby Lobby and Reconceiving Infertility Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness both Princeton He lives in New Haven Connecticut.
- 256 pages
- The Book of Exodus
- Joel S. Baden
- 09 April 2016 Joel S. Baden