Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The People of the Covenant or the People of God

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Exodus was the second most important book in the Pentateuch. The book of Exodus has played a significant role in many contexts, including political contexts. The book has been important for Jews who celebrate the story of the exodus annually at Passover. It was also important for Philo of Alexandria, and this chapter discusses how he interpreted it. The chapter considers the following questions: What did Exodus mean for the most prolific commentator on the Pentateuch in Second Temple Judaism who cited or alluded to the book more than any other biblical book apart from Genesis? How did Exodus function in his writings? It explores the use of Exodus in Philo's writings by working from the broadest level down to the smallest. It is important to note the different ways that Philo handled the biblical text in his writings in order to appreciate his treatment of Exodus.

Keywords: Exodus; Judaism; Pentateuch; Philo of Alexandria



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Book of Exodus — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation