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God at war : power in the Exodus tradition

Author: Thomas B Dozeman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dozeman, Thomas B.
God at war.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95012579
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Dozeman
ISBN: 9780195356236 0195356233 1280533706 9781280533709
OCLC Number: 252605073
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 222 pages)
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.


Dozeman examines Israel's changing views of divine power through an interpretation of plot and character in the Exodus story. He makes it clear that the exercise of divine power in holy war is not a  Read more...


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this is traditional, detailed analysis, with very full scholarly back-up ... valuable no doubt for reference ... The book is attractively produced. * Richard Coggins, Theology * Essentially this is Read more...

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