Series: The Eerdmans Critical Commentary (ECC)
In this volume Thomas Dozeman presents a fresh translation of the Hebrew text of Exodus along with a careful interpretation of its central themes, literary structure, and history of composition. He explores two related themes in the formation of the book of Exodus: the identity of Yahweh, the God of Israel, and the authority of Moses, the leader of the Israelite people.
Dozeman clarifies the multiple literary genres within the text, identifies only two separate authors in the book's composition, and highlights the rich insights that arise from the comparative study of the ancient Near Eastern literary tradition. Also treating the influence of Exodus in the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation, Dozeman's comprehensive commentary will be welcomed by Old Testament scholars.
Calvin Theological Journal
"Constant interaction with modern scholarship on all levels, as well as its emphasis on exegesis as the disclosure and interaction of historically distinctive compositions, earns [this book] a distinctive place on the scholar's library shelf."
Journal of Theological Studies
"The sheer amount of information given in the commentary is amazing, and any reader who already has some competence in the subject will feel indebted to Dozeman for spreading such a varied buffet to select from."
Review of Biblical Literature
"Dozeman's commentary is a major advancement in the study of the book of Exodus."
Theological Book Review
"Dozeman demonstrates great skill in handling Exodus theologically and with excellent insight. . . . Bible scholars and teachers will find Dozeman's commentary on Exodus a thought-provoking guide."
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"Dozeman has authored a masterful commentary on the Book of Exodus. . . . I highly recommend it."