Understanding Exodus, Second Edition

A Holistic Commentary on Exodus 1-11

By Moshe Greenberg

Edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay

Understanding Exodus, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781620327326
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 10/14/2013
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Understanding Exodus, Second Edition

A Holistic Commentary on Exodus 1-11

By Moshe Greenberg

Edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay

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  • ISBN: 9781620327326
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 10/14/2013
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

About-

In 1969 Professor Greenberg published his Understanding Exodus, covering Exodus 1-11. In this second edition, introduced and edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay, the author's corrections and revisions are incorporated, along with a new foreword. In addition, a new appendix, "Questions for Uncovering the Message of a Biblical Text," is included, which provides the reader with a succinct articulation of Greenberg's approach to exegesis.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Greenberg's 'holistic method,' the hallmark of his interpretive approach, is as compelling today as it was when he developed it. How wonderful that this second edition of Understanding Exodus will present it to a new generation, along with Jeffrey Tigay's helpful foreword that sets the method and its author in context. This is a welcome addition to biblical studies."
--Adele Berlin, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland

"I am delighted that Understanding Exodus has been [reissued]--I still remember the profound impact it had on me as a student. Written by a master teacher and scholar, it remains one of the best and most convincing introductions to modern scholarly methods of biblical studies . . . Greenberg's use of modern scholarly methods in conjunction with traditional Jewish sources in a theologically sensitive manner remains unmatched."
--Marc Zvi Brettler, Professor of Biblical Studies, Brandeis University

"Greenberg does it all. He knows the sum and the parts, the forest and the trees (and each leaf). This is Torah from a master. No armchair scholar, he didn't separate his scholarship and the way he lived his life. That's why we're all enriched by his work."
--Richard Elliott Friedman, author of Who Wrote the Bible? and Commentary on the Torah

"The second edition of Understanding Exodus is a welcome event for both scholars and ordinary readers. Here are the usual Greenberg hallmarks: his combination of a wide-ranging command of contemporary biblical scholarship with a deep respect for the traditional text and traditional interpretations; his religious sensibility and commitment to exploring the ethical implications of the Exodus narrative; above all, his intellectual honesty."
--James Kugel, author of How to Read the Bible

Contributors-

Moshe Greenberg
Jeffrey H. Tigay

Bio(s)-

Moshe Greenberg taught the Bible and Judaica at the University of Pennsylvania from 1954 until 1970 and was professor of Bible at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until retiring in 1996. He died in 2010. His many publications include: The Hab/piru, Introduction to Hebrew, Biblical Prose Prayer, Studies in the Bible and Jewish Thought, and Ezekiel (2 vols., Anchor Bible).

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