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The Exodus in Biblical Memory

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195177961
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195177967.003.0004
                   The Exodus in Biblical Memory

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The narrative of the Exodus preserves various facets of collective memory. The memories of Egyptian slavery, of devastating plagues, and of the figure of Moses can be correlated in various ways with historical effects during the Egyptian Empire in Canaan. The figure of Moses serves as a unifying element in these stories, and may derive from a dimly perceived historical figure.

Keywords: Moses; Exodus; slavery; plagues; Egyptian Empire; Canaan

Chapter.  6945 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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