A Commentary on the Book of...

The last of the commentaries rendered into English, this Cassuto's work ranks among the finest modern contributions to the treasury of Biblical learning.

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A Commentary on the Book of Exodus


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageTranslator's ForewordKey to transliterationContentsPrefacePART I: THE BONDAGE AND LIBERATION (IXVII)SECTION ONE: The bondage (i 122)First Paragraph: The children of Israel become a people (i 17)Second Paragraph: The first two stages of bondage (i 814)Third Paragraph: Pharaoh's command to the midwives (i 1521)Conclusion of the Section (i 22)SECTION TWO: The birth of the saviour and his upbringing (ii 122)First Paragraph: The birth and rescue of Moses (ii 110)Second Paragraph: Moses and his brethren (ii 1115)Third Paragraph: Moses in Midian (ii 1622)SECTION THREE: Moses' mission (ii 23iv 31)The Exordium: God's in His Heaven' (ii 2325)First Paragraph: The theophany on Mount Horeb (iii 115)Second Paragraph: The instructions (iii 1622)Third Paragraph: Moses' doubts and how they were resolved (iv 117)Fourth Paragraph: Moses' journey (iv 1823)Fifth Paragraph: The encounter at the lodging place (iv 2426)Sixth Paragraph: Moses and Aaron before the children of Israel (iv 2731)SECTION FOUR: The first attempt and its failure (v 1vi 1)First Paragraph: Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh (v 15)Second Paragraph: Edict upon edict (v 69)Third Paragraph: The new burden imposed on the people (v 1014)Fourth Paragraph: The complaint of the foremen (v 1519)Fifth Paragraph: The encounter with Moses and Aaron (v 2021)Sixth Paragraph: Moses' remonstrance and the Lord's reply (v 22vi 1)SECTION FIVE: Prelude to successful action (vi 2vii 7)First Paragraph: The Lord's declaration (vi 29)Second Paragraph: Moses and Aaron are commanded to go to Pharaoh (vi 1013)Third Paragraph: The genealogy of Moses and Aaron (vi 1427)Fourth Paragraph: The narrative is resumed (vi 2830)Fifth Paragraph: Detailed instructions to Moses and Aaron (vii 15)Conclusion of the Section (vii 67)SECTION SIX: The plagues (vii 8xi 10)Prologue: The presentation of credentials (vii 813)First Paragraph: Blood (vii 1425)Second Paragraph: Frogs (viii 115 [Hebrew, vii 26-viii 11])Third Paragraph: Gnats (viii 1619 [Hebrew, vv. 1215])Fourth Paragraph: Swarms of flies (viii 2032 [Hebrew, vv. 1628])Fifth Paragraph: Pest (ix 17)Sixth Paragraph: Boils (ix 812)Seventh Paragraph: Hail (ix 1335)Eighth Paragraph: Locusts (x 120)Ninth Paragraph: Darkness (x 2129)Tenth Paragraph: The warning regarding the plague of the first-born (xi 18)Epilogue (xi 910)SECTION SEVEN: The exodus from Egypt (xii 142)First Paragraph: Instructions on the observance of Passover in Egypt (xii 113)Second Paragraph: Directives for the observance of Passover in thefuture (xii 1420)Third Paragraph: The instructions are conveyed to the people andPassover is celebrated in Egypt (xii 2128)Fourth Paragraph: Plague of the first-born (xii 2932)Fifth Paragraph: Preparations for the exodus (xii 3336)Sixth Paragraph: The exodus (xii 3742)Appendixes to the Section (xii 43xiii 16)First Appendix: The ordinance of Passover (xii 4350)Second Appendix: The laws of the first-born and a memorial to the exodus (xii 51xiii 16)SECTION EIGHT: The division of the Sea of Reeds (xiii 17xv 21)First Paragraph: The journey in the wilderness (xiii 1722)Second Paragraph: The encampment by the Sea of Reeds (xiv 14)Third Paragraph: The pursuit by the Egyptians (xiv 58)Fourth Paragraph: The meeting of the two hosts (xiv 914)Fifth Paragraph: The way of salvation (xiv 1518)Sixth Paragraph: The Israelites pass through the midst of the sea (xiv 1922)Seventh Paragraph: The discomfiture of the Egyptians (xiv 2325)Eighth Paragraph: The punishment of the pursuers (xiv 2629)Ninth Paragraph: The deliverance (xiv 3031)Tenth Paragraph: The song of the sea (xv 121)SECTION NINE: The travails of the journey (xv 22xvii 16)First Paragraph: The waters of Mara (xv 2227)Second Paragraph: The manna and the quails (xvi 136)Third Paragraph: The waters of Meribah (xvii 17)Fourth Paragraph: War with the Amalekites (xvii 816)PART II: THE TORAH AND ITS PRECEPTS (XVIIIXXIV)SECTION ONE: Israel is welcomed as one of the nations of theworld (xviii 127)First Paragraph: Jethro's visit (xviii 112)Second Paragraph: The advice to appoint judges and its acceptance (xviii 1326)Conclusion of the Section (xviii 27)SECTION TWO: The revelation at Mount Sinai (xix 1xx 21)First Paragraph: The preparations (xix l15)Second Paragraph: The elements of nature in commotion (xix 1619)Third Paragraph: The final instructions (xix 2025)Fourth Paragraph: The Decalogue (xx 117)Conclusion of the Section (xx 1821)SECTION THREE: Statutes and ordinances (xx 22xxiii 33)The Exordium: Introductory observations (xx 22b26)The legal paragraphs: (xxi 1 ff.)First Paragraph: The laws of the Hebrew slave (xxi 26)Second Paragraph: The laws of the bondwoman (xxi 711)Third Paragraph: Capital offences (xxi 1217)Fourth Paragraph: Laws appertaining to bodily injuries (xxi 1827)Fifth Paragraph: The ox and the pit (xxi 2836)Sixth Paragraph: Laws of theft (xxii 14 [Hebrew, xxi 37xxii 3])Seventh Paragraph: Damage by grazing and burning (xxii 56 [Hebrew, vv. 45])Eighth Paragraph: Four classes of bailees (xxii 715 [Hebrew, vv. 614])Ninth Paragraph: The law of the seducer (xxii 1617 [Hebrew, vv. 1516])Tenth Paragraph: Statutes against idolatrous customs (xxii 1820 [Hebrew, vv. 1719])Eleventh Paragraph: Love and fellowship towards the poor and the needy (xxii 2127 [Hebrew, vv. 2026])Twelfth Paragraph: Reverence towards God and the leaders of the community (xxii 2831 [Hebrew, vv. 2730])Thirteenth Paragraph: Justice towards all men (xxiii 19)Fourteenth Paragraph: The Sacred Seasons (xxiii 1019)Epilogue of the Section (xxiii 2033)SECTION FOUR: The making of the Covenant (xxiv 118)First Paragraph: The instructions given to Moses (xxiv 12)Second Paragraph: Details of the agreement relative to the making of the Covenant (xxiv 38)Third Paragraph: In audience with God (xxiv 911)Fourth Paragraph: Moses' ascent (xxiv 1218)PART III: THE TABERNACLE AND ITS SERVICE (XXVXL)SECTION ONE: Directions for the construction of the Tabernacle (xxv 1xxxi 18)First Paragraph: The contribution to the Tabernacle (xxv 19)Second Paragraph: The ark and the kapporeth (xxv 1022)Third Paragraph: The Table (xxv 2330)Fourth Paragraph: The lampstand (xxv 3140)Fifth Paragraph: The Tabernacle and the Tent (xxvi 114)Sixth Paragraph: The boards (xxvi 1530)Seventh Paragraph: The veil and the screen (xxvi 3137)Eighth Paragraph: The altar (xxvii 18)Ninth Paragraph: The court of the Tabernacle (xxvii 919)Tenth Paragraph: First directions for the Priesthood (xxvii 20xxviii 5)Eleventh Paragraph: The priestly garments (xxviii 643)Twelfth Paragraph: The induction (xxix 146)Thirteenth Paragraph: The altar of incense (xxx 110)Fourteenth Paragraph: The half shekel (xxx 1116)Fifteenth Paragraph: The laver and its base (xxx 1721)Sixteenth Paragraph: The oil of anointment (xxx 2233)Seventeenth Paragraph: Incense of spices (xxx 3438)Eighteenth Paragraph: Appointment of artisans (xxxi 111)Nineteenth Paragraph: Abstention from work in the Sabbath day (xxxi 1217)Twentieth Paragraph: The handing over of the tables of the Covenant (xxxi 18)SECTION TWO: The making of the calf (xxxii 1xxxiv 35)First Paragraph: At the foot of the mountain (xxxii 16)Second Paragraph: On Mount Sinai (xxxii 714)Third Paragraph: Moses' action (xxxii 1529)Fourth Paragraph: Moses is assured that Israel will possess the Land (xxxii 3035)Fifth Paragraph: The directives for the construction of the Tabernacleare annulled (xxxiii 14)Sixth Paragraph: A parallel passage to the previous theme (xxxiii 56)Seventh Paragraph: The Tent of Meeting (xxxiii 711)Eighth Paragraph: A dialogue between Moses and the Lord (xxxiii1223)Ninth Paragraph: Preparation for the renewal of the Covenant andthe Revelation of the Lord to Moses (xxxiv 110)Tenth Paragraph: Instructions for the observance of the Covenant (xxxiv 1126)Eleventh Paragraph: The writing of the Covenant documents (xxxiv 2728)Twelfth Paragraph: The skin of Moses' face becomes radiant (xxxiv 2935)SECTION THREE: The execution of the work of the Tabernacle and its erection (xxxv 1xl 38)First Paragraph: Cessation of work on the Sabbath (xxxv 13)Second Paragraph: The contribution to the Tabernacle (xxxv 420)Third Paragraph: The bringing of the contribution (xxxv 2129)Fourth Paragraph: The appointment of the craftsmen and the commencement of the work (xxxv 30xxxvi 7)Fifth Paragraph: The Tabernacle and the Tent (xxxvi 819)Sixth Paragraph: The boards (xxxvi 2034)Seventh Paragraph: The veil and the screen (xxxvi 3538)Eighth Paragraph: The ark and the kapporeth (xxxvii 19)Ninth Paragraph: The Table (xxxvii 1016)Tenth Paragraph: The lampstand (xxxvii 1724)Eleventh Paragraph: The altar of incense (xxxvii 2529)Twelfth Paragraph: The altar of burnt offering (xxxviii 17)Thirteenth Paragraph: The laver and its base (xxxviii 8)Fourteenth Paragraph: The court of the Tabernacle (xxxviii 920)Fifteenth Paragraph: An inventory of materials used for the Tabernacle (xxxviii 21xxxix 1)Sixteenth Paragraph: The priestly garments (xxxix 231)Seventeenth Paragraph: Completion of the work (xxxix 32)Eighteenth Paragraph: The work is brought to Moses (xxxix 3343)Nineteenth Paragraph: The command to erect the Tabernacle (xl 116)Twentieth Paragraph: The erection of the Tabernacle (xl 1733)Conclusion of the Section and the Book (xl 3438)AbbreviationsBibliographical Notes and AddendaINDEXESI. Biblical ReferencesII. Other Literary ReferencesIII. Notabilia
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