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Exodus in Judaism
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The book of Exodus is mediated to Rabbinic Judaism by the midrashic compilation Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael. That is a miscellany, not a coherent and systematic reading of the biblical book.

The document, seen in the aggregate, presents a composite of three kinds of materials concerning the book of Exodus. The first is a set of ad hoc and episodic exegeses of some passages of Scripture. The second is a group of propositional and argumentative essays in exegetic…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Exodus in Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_DUM_0002>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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