Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature

Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature
Author : Stephen C. Russell
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9783110221718
ISBN 13 : 3110221713
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature Book Description:

Thisbook offers a regional paradigm for understanding the development of the traditions about Egypt and the exodus in the Hebrew Bible. It offers fresh readings of the golden calf stories in 1 Kings 12:25-33 and Exodus 32, the Balaam oracles in Numbers 22-24, and the Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:1b-18. From these and other biblical texts it paints a picture of the differing traditions about Egypt that circulated in Cisjordan Israel, Transjordan Israel, and Judah in the 8th century B.C.E. and earlier. "


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