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Satanic Verses:Moral Chaos in Holy Writ

Evan Fales

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to John Locke, true revelation must conform to our divinely infused moral understanding. This chapter argues that apologetic explanations of the morally ‘difficult’ passages in Scripture ... More


 The Mountain of God

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The religious significance of sacred mountains is treated as a way to get at the significance of the mountain of God. Since the Torah mentions both Mt. Sinai and Horeb as the mountain of God. This ... More


An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Keith Bodner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The opening section of the book of Exodus is a powerful narrative and a striking example of the artistic qualities of the Pentateuch, a facet of the text that occasionally is neglected in high-level ... More


The Stranger in Midian

Keith Bodner

in An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Moses flees from the land of Egypt, he sits down beside a well of water in Midian. While it may seem innocuous enough, Moses’ actions actually trigger an important moment in the story: a ... More


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