From Library Journal
Sarna, emeritus professor of biblical studies at Brandeis University, explores the key book of the Hebrew Bible in this excellent commentary and analysis. Major topics, including the commissioning of Moses, the Passover and Exodus from Egypt, and the theophany at Sinai are expertly handled. Sarna presents a strong case for positing Mosaic monotheism (not henotheism) for the period, discounting the Kenite theory and the Aten heresy as having little if any influence on Mosaic religion. The strongest feature of the study is his insistence on the uniqueness of the Mosaic faith among coeval religious developments. This sequel to his Understanding Genesis (Schocken, 1970) is highly recommended for general collections. Robert A. Silver, Shaker Heights P.L., Ohio
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"A thorough and highly sophisticated reflection on the biblical text."
--Brevard S. Childs, Yale University
"An excellent companion volume to the biblical book of Exodus itself."
--Baruch A. Levine, New York University
"Sheds a brilliant light upon one of the greatest books in the possession of humankind."
--Chaim Potok, author of Wanderings