Cookies Policy
X

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 God Who Gives Rest

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

Theological exposition of the Book of Exodus is neither obvious nor easy, because the book is quite complex. There is an elemental constancy that focuses upon YHWH; but that constancy is handled with great flexibility and freedom. This chapter elucidates the constancy-cum flexibility to see how God is rendered in the book. The God in the Book is the one who gives rest, who authorizes, permits, and insists upon Sabbath and who wills emancipation from social arrangements that refuse Sabbath. It is clear that Sabbath authorization-permission-insistence is not reducible to a religious practice. It is an icon for a socio-economic-political arrangement of social power in a distinctive way that is critical of an alternative to other social arrangements that are authorized by other gods. At the center of the Book is the "Sinai pericope", the narrative account of YHWH's and Israel's entry into covenant of mutuality between lord and subject.

Keywords: Exodus; God; religious practice; Sabbath; Sinai pericope

10.1163/9789004282667_024
/content/books/b9789004282667_024
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

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