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Yahweh and Moses in Conflict

The Role of Exodus 4:24-26 in the Book of Exodus

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John T. Willis

The interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26 is very controversial. Scholars have treated this text from various viewpoints on the basis of divergent methods or approaches. Two fundamental problems cause uncertainty about the origin and meaning of this text. One problem has to do with the nature of Exod 4:24-26. Another problem is the identity of the persons mentioned in Exod 4:24-26. This book arranges forty-two documented interpretations under each approach or approaches, presenting the view of each scholar proposing his/her interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26 in chronological order. The author presents his own view in the concluding chapter, essentially adopting a redactional, canonical, narrative, rhetorical methodology.

«‘Yahweh and Moses in Conflict’ helpfully analyzes previous scholarship and lays the foundation for future work. As such, it deserves the grateful acceptance of a wide range of scholars and others interested in the biblical text.» (Mark W. Hamilton, Restoration Quarterly 55, 2013/2)