JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות | Notes & Review

Posted on May 20, 2010

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Nahum Sarna, gen. ed. The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות. Jewish Publication Society, 1991. (278 pages)

THE COMMENTARY TO EXODUS

INTRODUCTION

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Reversal of Fortune (3)

The Birth and Youth of Moses (8)

The Commissioning of Moses (13)

The Challenge of Leadership: Initial Failure (22)

Divine Reaffirmation (30)

The Plagues (38)

The Last Act (53)

Commemorative Rituals (64)

The Exodus (68)

The Song at the Sea: Shirat ha-Yam (75)

Crises in the Wilderness: Water, Food, Amalekites (83)

Jethro’s Visit and the Organization of the Judiciary (97)

The Covenant at Sinai (102)

The Book of the Covenant: The Laws (117)

THE TABERNACLE (155)

Instructions for the Tabernacle (156)

The Installation of the Priests (186)

An Appendix to the Instructions (193)

Violation of the Covenant: The Golden Calf (202)

Renewal of the Covenant (215)

The Construction of the Tabernacle (222)

EXCURSUSES TO THE EXODUS COMMENTARY

1. The Hebrews (265)

2. The Abandoned Hero Motif (267)

3. “God of the Father” (268)

4. ‘El Shaddai (269)

5. Tefillin (270)

6. Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law (273)

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