skip to content
God at war : power in the Exodus tradition Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

God at war : power in the Exodus tradition

Author: Thomas B Dozeman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The destruction of the Egyptian army in the Book of Exodus is the primary story of salvation for Israel and center stage is a portrait of God in combat. Indeed, the annihilation of the enemy is commemorated by a victory hymn with the words of praise, "Yahweh is a warrior!" Such unleashing of divine power with militaristic imagery and nationalistic motives has long caught the attention of scholars." "In God of War,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Krieg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Dozeman
ISBN: 0195102177 9780195102178
OCLC Number: 32349639
Description: xv, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Divine Power in the Exodus --
Divine power and character in the Exodus --
Divine power and plot in the Exodus --
2. Exodus and kingship --
Yahweh's defeat of Pharaoh and Israel's expulsion from Egypt --
The plague cycle --
The death of the Egyptian firstborn --
The exodus from Egypt --
Salvation by the sea --
A celebration of the Day of Yahweh --
The plot structure of the Exodus as a night vigil --
The character of God in the liturgy --
3. Exodus and conquest --
Salvation into the wilderness and the Promise of Land --
The plague cycle --
The death of the Egyptian firstborn --
Despoiling the Egyptians --
Passover --
The Exodus from Egypt --
Geography, the Exodus, and the promise of land --
A catechism of salvation history --
Salvation by the sea --
The Red Sea --
The Jordan River --
A celebration of salvation history --
The plot structure of the Exodus as salvation history --
The character of God in history --
4. Exodus and creation --
Salvation into the wilderness and the quest for a new creation --
The priestly history --
The plague cycle --
The death of the Egyptian firstborn --
From liberation to Polemic --
Passover and Massot --
The Exodus from Egypt --
Salvation by the Sea --
The cloud and the wilderness --
Confronting the Egyptians at the Sea --
A celebration of the new creation --
The plot structure of the Exodus as a Passover legend --
The character of God in the new creation --
5. The hymns of the Exodus --
The song of the sea --
From divine kingship to salvation history --
Mythological patterns --
The plot structure of the song of the sea --
The character of God in the song of the sea --
The song of Miriam --
6. Divine power and presence as themes in the formation of the Pentateuch --
The relationship of Exodus and Sinai in the formation of the Pentateuch --
Preexilic tradition --
Deuteronomistic tradition --
Priestly tradition --
The canonical Pentateuch --
The relationship of Exodus and Sinai for a Theology of the Pentateuch --
The central role of the wilderness for a theology of the Pentateuch --
Relational power as a Hermeneutic for the Canonical Pentateuch.
Responsibility: Thomas B. Dozeman.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.