• Evaluating the ‘Transition’ between Genesis and Exodus

    Author(s):
    Joel Baden (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Hebrew bible, Pentateuch
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Exodus, Genesis
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1njd-xv92
    Abstract:
    To begin with my thesis, or with a restatement of the title of this essay: there is no transition between Gen 50 and Exod 1. That is: the transition between Gen 50 and Exod 1 is no more distinctive from a compositional standpoint than the transition between any two chapters of the Pentateuch. That is: the transition between the narrative recounted in Gen 50 and the narrative recounted in Exod 1 is no more distinctive than the transition between any two narratives in the Pentateuch. That is: the passage of time and change in Israelite fortunes that seems to occur somewhere in the beginning of what we now call Exod 1 is entirely unremarkable from a narrative and compositional perspective.
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