Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Horace Hummel

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

Exodus 24:1-2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 3:7-17; Amos 2:10; Deuteronomy 4:13, 14; Deuteronomy 5:2-5; Exodus 24:10-11; Exodus 24:12; Exodus 24:13; Exodus 24:14; Exodus 24:15-18; Exodus 24:3; Exodus 24:4-8; Exodus 24:9; Exodus 3:12; Genesis 12:2; Genesis 15:13-14; Hebrews 8:5-6; Hebrews 8:8-12; Hebrews 9:15-17; Hosea 6:7; Isaiah 61:9; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:20; Mark 14:2; Mark 14:24; Matthew 26:28; Micah 6:3-4.; Numbers 25:12; Psalm 105:8; Psalm 106:45; Psalm 111:5;


The discussion employed in this treatise, first, sets forth the original text of Exodus 24 in its original languages, in order to present the evidence for the traditional view and to test it by an examination of these languages. This rather fresh procedure has been done in order to put the case in its most favorable light, reduce the limits of uncertainty proportionally in favor of the traditional view and support the originality and integrity of the chapter in question. In this way the internal tests of the trustworthiness of these texts will be exhibited and the historic character of the passage will be illustrated by their attestation. It will be shown that there is no reason, literary or otherwise, for regarding the text to be composed of various strands coming from different authors at different periods.

The second point is the antithesis by the critics to the above thesis. The lines of literary and form phenomena which have in the main satisfied many scholars will be set forth in the following pages, but the results of special inquiries into some comparatively untrodden departments of the subject have been added. This is done with the purpose of wrestling the weapons from the critics’ own hands, and to show that there is such a wide gulf of disagreement among them that it seems superfluous to accept their hypothesis.

Finally, we shall present a summary of the conservative response, that the passage in question is not irrelevant or susceptible of interpretation; rather, it confirms the conviction of those who accept the traditional view of the Scripture and its author.

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