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Exodus 19-40 (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) [Hardcover]

By William H. C. Propp (Author)
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The long-awaited conclusion of William H. C. Propp's masterful study of Exodus, this informative, clearly written commentary provides a new perspective on Israelite culture and on the role of ritual, law, and covenant in biblical religion.Exodus 19-40 sets a new standard in biblical scholarship. Thorough and up-to-date, it is the first commentary on Exodus to include critical textual evidence from the recently edited Dead Sea Scrolls. Informed by Propp's deep understanding of ancient cultural mores and religious traditions, it casts new light on the Israelites' arrival at Sinai, their entry into a covenant with God, their reception of the Law, their worship of the golden calf, and their reconciliation to God.The incisive commentary on the building of the Holy Tabernacle-God's wilderness abode-is supplemented by numerous illustrations that clarify the biblical text. Propp extends the scope and relevance of this major work in five appendices that discuss the literary formation of the Torah, the historicity of the Exodus tradition, the origins of Israelite monotheism, the Exodus theme in the Bible, and the future of Old Testament scholarship. By taking an anthropological rather than strictly theological approach, Propp places familiar stories within a fresh context. The result is a fully accessible guide to one of the most important and best known books of the Bible.

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After translating the second half of Exodus, William H.C. Propp draws on textual evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and elsewhere to offer a throrough commentary on the work, throwing light on its relation to ancient cultural traditions and religious mores.

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Studio: Yale University Press
Pages   865
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.43" Width: 6.5" Height: 2.07"
Weight:   2.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 12, 2006
Publisher   Yale University Press
Series  Anchor Bible Commentary  
ISBN  030013939X  
ISBN13  9780300139396  


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More About William H. C. Propp


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William H.C. Propp is a professor of history and Judaic studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has written on the Hebrew Bible for such respected scholarly journals as the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, and Bible Review. He lives in La Jolla, California.



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