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Chapter 6 The Book of Exodus More space is devoted to Moses than any other figure in the Hebrew Bible Birth at Beginning of Exodus and death at the end of Deuteronomy define the chronological span of the next four books of the Bible – Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy Exodus means “going out” Moses was originally thought to be the writer of Exodus but modern analysis has shown that it is mainly priestly writers, J and E sources The Narrative Early Life Alarmed by rapid growth of the Hebrew population orders all male infants to be killed, Moses’ mother hides him for as long as possible but then sets him adrift on the Nile in a papyrus boat. Pharaoh’s daughter finds him and adopts him Legend is an etiology – Moses’ name comes loosely from a word meaning “to draw out” which serves a multi-faceted purpose Also, connection between Moses and Noah, papyrus boat and ark parallel Therefore, Moses’ and Noah’s saving of large populations of people parallel each other Such parallels suggest that Moses’ early life story is not historically accurate Call of Moses God appears to Moses in a burning bush on Mount Horeb (E source) Evades Moses’ question as to his identity 3 times – which follows trend in divine figures refusing to reveal their true name, as a reluctance to do so comes from the idea that if a
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