Concordia Theological Monthly

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elijah, israel, exodus, covenant, Yahweh, israel's kings, faith, prophetic, baal, moses, joshua, northern kingdom, revelation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Our study takes the complex of traditions grouped around the exodus as its point of departure. We shall consider the use made of this event at four stages in Israel's history and attempt to determine two factors: (1) whether the prophetic interpretation of the exodus event at a given period in Israel's history has been shaped by the historical situation and (2) whether the exodus event is used to interpret the historical situation. Finally, we may be able to draw some conclusions relative both to the Israelite view and use of history.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 26:5-9; 1 Kings 19:6-7; 1 Kings 19:8; Exodus 19:24; Exodus 18:18; Exodus 19:14; Exodus 18:19; Joshua 24:15; Exodus 34:28; Exodus 24:18; Exodus 33:22; Exodus 19:16-19; 1 Kings 19:13; 1 Kings 11:29; 2 Kings 9:1; 1 Kings 18:21;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars