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An ark on the Nile : beginning of the book of Exodus

Author: Keith Bodner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work offers a literary reading of the first two chapters of the Book of Exodus, demonstrating how they anticipate the plot and themes of the rest of the book as well as repeating motifs from Genesis. It argues that Exodus 1-2 is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)936009449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Bodner
ISBN: 9780191086816 0191086819 9780191826672 0191826677
OCLC Number: 953969250
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; An Ark on the Nile: The Beginning of the Book of Exodus; Copyright; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1: Images of Egypt in Genesis; Famine in Canaan; Other Refractions; From Adversity to Elevation; In Pharaohś House; Concluding Data; Chapter 2: Old Promise, New King; The Book of Names; Nameless King; The Kingś Speech; Rise of the Taskmasters; CounterProductive; Chapter 3: Pharaohś Midwife Crisis; Shifrah and Co.; Lethal Command; The Interrogation; Deceptive Counterparts; Reward and Recalcitrance; Chapter 4: The Waters of Chaos; Levite Family Floating SanctuarySister Act; The Princess of Egypt; Chapter 5: Criminal Charges; Growing Pains; Strike Out; Fraternal Strife; Murder Mystery, Part I; Murder Mystery, Part II; Near the Well; Chapter 6: The Stranger in Midian; The Group of Seven; Friend of the Family; The Next Generation; Shift in Perspective; Chapter 7: Exodus 1-2 and the Sojourn of Israel; Bibliography; Index
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