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Founding God's nation : reading Exodus

Author: Leon Kass
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this long-awaited follow-up to his 2003 book on Genesis, humanist scholar Leon Kass explores how Exodus raises and then answers the central political questions of what defines a nation and how a nation should govern itself. Considered by some the most important book in the Hebrew Bible, Exodus tells the story of the Jewish people from their enslavement in Egypt, through their liberation under Moses's leadership,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Religious materials
Literary criticism
Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Kass
ISBN: 9780300253030 0300253036
OCLC Number: 1146587420
Description: xix, 726 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Out of Egypt: slavery and deliverance: Exodus 1-15 --
From the mountain: covenant and law: Exodus 15-23 --
To the tabernacle: worship and presence: Exodus 24-40 --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Reading Exodus
Responsibility: Leon R. Kass.

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A chapter-by-chapter explanation of the Book of Exodus, revealing its wisdom about nation building and people formation  Read more...

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"A wondrous achievement of humanistic scholarship at its very best, making Exodus's ancient words live again as a source of political wisdom and spiritual inspiration for our time."-Rabbi Lord Read more...

 
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