Exodus and the Authority of the Written Word

Cameron B. R. Howard

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2013

Issue: Exodus (Vol. 33, No 2, Spring, 2013)

Thoughtful reading of Exodus involves recognizing that a predominantly oral culture lies behind the biblical text. Still, the book also records moments of writing—by both Moses and God. Through this covenantal sharing of reading and writing, God and humanity enter into a relationship of disparate power, but mutual responsibility.

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