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The Resource The Book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden

The Book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden

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The Book of Exodus : a biography
Title
The Book of Exodus
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Joel S. Baden
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Exodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, but it may rank first in lasting cultural importance. It is here that the classic biblical themes of oppression and redemption, of human enslavement and divine salvation, are most dramatically expressed. Joel Baden tells the story of this influential and enduring book, tracing how its famous account of the Israelites' journey to the promised land has been adopted and adapted for millennia, often in unexpected ways. Baden draws a distinction between the Exodus story and the book itself, which is one of the most multifaceted in the Bible, containing poems, law codes, rituals, and architectural plans. He shows how Exodus brings together an array of oral and written traditions from the ancient Middle East, and how it came to be ritualized in the Passover Seder and the Eucharist. Highlighting the remarkable resilience and flexibility of Exodus, Baden sheds light on how the bestowing of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai divided Jewish and Christian thinkers, on the importance of Exodus during the Reformation and the American Revolution, and on its uses in debates for and against slavery. He also traces how the defining narrative of ancient Israel helped to define Mormon social identity, the American civil rights movement, and liberation theology. Though three thousand years old, the Exodus - as history, as narrative, as metaphor, as model - continues to be vitally important for us today. Here is the essential biography of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece."--
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Summary
Exodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, but it may rank first in lasting cultural importance. It is here that the classic biblical themes of oppression and redemption, of human enslavement and divine salvation, are most dramatically expressed. Joel Baden tells the story of this influential and enduring book, tracing how its famous account of the Israelites' journey to the promised land has been adopted and adapted for millennia, often in unexpected ways
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Provided by publisher
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10778745
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1977-
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Baden, Joel S.
Dewey number
222.1206
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
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  • Religious art and symbolism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
Target audience
adult
Label
The Book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090683790
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691169545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090683790
Label
The Book of Exodus : a biography, Joel S. Baden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090683790
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691169545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090683790

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