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Reading Exodus in Tetrateuch and Pentateuch

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Deuteronomy, the final book in the present Pentateuch, is couched as, in the main, Moses' farewell address to the Israelites on the last day of his life. In its first eleven chapters, Moses recalls a series of events that preceding books of the Pentateuch, especially Exodus and Numbers, record. In its first eleven chapters, Moses recalls a series of events that preceding books of the Pentateuch, especially Exodus and Numbers, record. This chapter discusses that the reminiscences in Deuteronomy enable the recovery of a matching account of events in Exodus. The reminiscence in Deut 5:15 enable the establishment of the original wording of Exod 20:11. Deuteronomy 5 attests that the Decalogue was already present in the earlier version in Exod 20:1-17.

Keywords: Deuteronomy; Exodus; Moses; Pentateuch

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