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God at war : power in the Exodus tradition

Author: Thomas B Dozeman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The destruction of the Egyptian army in the Book of Exodus is the primary story of salvation for Israel; God is the chief combatant in this story. ""Yahweh is a warrior!"" So goes the victory hymn in Exodus 15:3 after the annihilation of the enemy by Yahweh, marking the importance held by this show of divine power. This unleashing of divine power and its militaristic imagery has long caught the attention of scholars  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Dozeman
ISBN: 1280533706 9781280533709 0195356233 9780195356236
OCLC Number: 1162015140
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (239 p.)
Contents: Abbreviations; 1 Divine Power in the Exodus; 2 Exodus and Kingship; 3 Exodus and Conquest; 4 Exodus and Creation; 5 The Hymns of the Exodus; 6 Divine Power and Presence as Themes in the Formation of the Pentateuch; Bibliography; Index of Biblical Citations; Index of Selected Hebrew Words and Phrases; Index of Authors; Subject Index
Responsibility: Thomas B. Dozeman.

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The destruction of the Egyptian army in the Book of Exodus is the primary story of salvation for Israel; God is the chief combatant in this story. ""Yahweh is a warrior!"" So goes the victory hymn in Exodus 15:3 after the annihilation of the enemy by Yahweh, marking the importance held by this show of divine power. This unleashing of divine power and its militaristic imagery has long caught the attention of scholars as starkly nationalistic. Thomas B. Dozeman furthers this study by addressing the theological problem of divine power in the Exodus story and, by extension, the Judeo-Christian att.

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