Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Exodus 14 – Relationships with other texts

After acknowledging two different stories mixed together in Chapter 14, let us now look at other similar biblical texts. The story of the division of the sea – i.e. the miracle itself – recalls Ex 7:1-5. Here too, the intervention of God – the plagues of Egypt – is aimed…

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Acceptance of God’s Will – From Abraham to Mary (First part)

There is an hebrew word in the Bible often used in particularly important moments: Hinnenî i.e. Here I am or better Here I am. Rashi mantains that is the answer of pious people. The expression indicates submission and readiness (Commentary on Genesis 22: 1). It expresses also the ubmission to God’s plan,…

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Deuteronomy 12 as an Example of the Threefold Deuteronomistic Editing

12 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess…

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