He says he has become attuned both to the "discontinuous, antagonistic, revolutionary aspect of ancient Israelite and above all early Jewish religion," and to how "entering into this new religion required turning one's back on Egypt." By informing Western ideas of liberty and liberation, he writes, the Book of Exodus
has given us "not just the founding myth of Israel but that of monotheism as such, a key constituent of the modern world."
The Book of Exodus
tells the story of how God helped them escape by setting ten plagues upon the Egyptians to encourage the Pharaoh to free the people.
(1.) See how I use the rabbinic reading of the Tamar narrative as an example of this in Redeeming Relevance in the Book of Exodus
(Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2010) pp.
Bloom's misquotation from the Book of Exodus
indicates how much his memory of his father is dynamic and shaped by present circumstance, from the slow erosion of the correct wording over time to the pressure of his present "bondage" in his marriage to an unfaithful wife.
It is traditionally celebrated to mark the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt, as told in the book of Exodus
What Coffey illuminates is that the well-known narrative taken from the biblical book of Exodus
(chapters 1 through 15) brought out a divine sanction to combat oppression and that within Protestant theology the promotion of liberty was the agenda of God.
The covenant at Mount Sinai (as recorded in the book of Exodus
beginning at Chapter 19) includes a warning that those who touch the mountain before the appointed time must be slain.
A recent photo of the Nile and surrounding desert, taken from the European Space Agency's newly launched satellite, has unexpectedly caused the Book of Exodus
to pop up in media headlines all over the world.
Guests will be ushered by tour guides back in time on the "Path of Plagues" as they experience some of the plagues on Egypt, events written in the Biblical book of Exodus
that were part of the first Passover in which God freed his people from slavery.
Summary: One of the most powerful images in the book of Exodus
is God parting the Red Sea for the fleeing Israelites and then drowning the pursuing Egyptian army.
Akhenaten and Moses (the first a figure of history and the second a figure of tradition) symbolize this shift in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations that were brought into the closest connection as early as the Book of Exodus
, where Egypt stands for the old world to be rejected and abandoned in order to enter the new one.
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, like The Ten Commandments, tells the story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of bondage in ancient Egypt as told by the Book of Exodus
, but the spectacle of pharonic Egypt--replete with gargantuan pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza, and grandiose royal palaces--is essentially all the film has going for it.
The $140m Hollywood film is based on the book of Exodus
from the Bible, which tells the story of how Moses led the Jews out of Egypt by parting the Red Sea.
For Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is his largest-scale work to date, requiring hours of music played by a 108-member London orchestra, 60-voice choir singing passages from the Book of Exodus
, and soloists playing various ethnic instruments.
What Scott, openly an atheist, has put together is somewhat of an everyman's take on the Book of Exodus
' most famous story.