The Life Of Moses


This book will provide a better understanding of the unity and integrity of Exodus—Numbers in the context of other writings and the general history of the exilic period.

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This book will provide a better understanding of the unity and integrity of Exodus—Numbers in the context of other writings and the general history of the exilic period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664223632
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 4.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Van Seters was a noted Old Testament scholar and prolific writer. He is the author of the influential Abraham in History and Tradition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Moses as Deliverer 13
1 Reconstructing the Past: Exodus 1 - 2 15
2 The Call of Moses: Exodus 3:1 - 4:17 35
3 The Return to Egypt: Exodus 4:18 - 6:1 64
4 The Plagues of Egypt: Exodus 7 - 12 77
Excursus: The Plague Stories in P 100
5 The Origin of Massot 113
6 The Miracle at the Sea 128
Pt. 2 Moses and the Wilderness Tradition 151
7 The Wilderness Itinerary of J 153
8 The Trials in the Wilderness before Sinai 165
9 The Origin of the Courts: Exodus 18 208
10 The Trials in the Wilderness after Sinai 220
Pt. 3 Moses at Sinai 245
11 Law and Covenant at Sinai: Exodus 19 - 24 247
12 The Golden Calf: Exodus 32 290
13 Covenant Renewal: Exodus 33 - 34 319
Pt. 4 Moses and the Conquest of the Land 361
14 The Spy Story: Numbers 13 - 14 363
15 The Conquest of the Kingdoms of Sihon and Og: Numbers 21:21-35 383
16 The Story of Balaam: Numbers 22 - 24 405
17 The Settlement of the Eastern Tribes: Numbers 32 436
18 The Death of Moses: Deuteronomy 34 451
Conclusion 457
Bibliography 469
Scripture Index 489
Subject Index 513
Author Index 521
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