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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An Ark on the Nile: The Beginning of the Book of Exodus is a close-reading of Exodus 1-2 that analyzes the story as a reasonably self-contained unit, but suggesting that major plot movements in the book of Exodus are foreshadowed and anticipated here. Applying a number of insights from literary theory, Keith Bodner offers an illustration of further integration of biblical studies with cross-disciplinary narrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Bodner
ISBN: 9780198784074 0198784074
OCLC Number: 962304622
Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Images of Egypt in Genesis --
Old promise, new king --
Pharoah's midwife crisis --
The waters of chaos --
Criminal charges --
The stranger in Midian --
Exodus 1-2 and the sojourn of Israel.
Responsibility: Keith Bodner.

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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  Read more...

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Keith Bodner has written an insightful literary-critical study of Exodus 1-2, mining the many aesthetic elements such as irony, characterization, plot reversals, point of view, as well as the rich Read more...

 
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