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Exodus
Dozeman, Thomas B.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009 pp. xix + 868. $55.00

Series Information
Eerdmans Critical Commentary


Description: In this volume Thomas Dozeman presents a fresh translation of the Hebrew text of Exodus along with a careful interpretation of its central themes, literary structure, and history of composition. He explores two related themes in the formation of the book of Exodus: the identity of Yahweh, the God of Israel, and the authority of Moses, the leader of the Israelite people. Dozeman clarifies the multiple literary genres within the text, identifies only two separate authors in the bookís composition, and highlights the rich insights that arise from the comparative study of the ancient Near Eastern literary tradition. Also treating the influence of Exodus in the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation, Dozemanís comprehensive commentary will be welcomed by Old Testament scholars.

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

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Review by Frank H. Polak
Published 9/16/2010
Citation: Frank H. Polak, review of Thomas B. Dozeman, Exodus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


Review by Wolfgang Oswald
Published 12/24/2010
Citation: Wolfgang Oswald, review of Thomas B. Dozeman, Exodus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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