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God, Pharaoh and Moses: Explaining the Lord's Actions in the Exodus Plagues Narrative
Ford, William A.

Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2006 pp. xix + 248. $36.99

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Paternoster Biblical Monographs


Description: The story of the Exodus from Egypt is of fundamental importance, both in the Old Testament and beyond. However, it also contains issues that are theologically problematic for readers, especially concerning the actions of God. Why does God send a series of plagues on Egypt? How do we understand the hardening of Pharaoh?s heart? What do the answers to these questions say about the character of God? This book addresses these questions, taking a narrative theological approach, reading the story as story. The picture that emerges is of God as responsive, speaking and acting to challenge the hearer to make the appropriate response to him.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Exodus, Literature

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Review by Brian D. Russell
Published 1/24/2009
Citation: Brian D. Russell, review of William A. Ford, God, Pharaoh and Moses: Explaining the Lord's Actions in the Exodus Plagues Narrative, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


Review by Hee Suk Kim
Published 1/24/2009
Citation: Hee Suk Kim, review of William A. Ford, God, Pharaoh and Moses: Explaining the Lord's Actions in the Exodus Plagues Narrative, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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