THE THREEFOLD IMAGE OF EGYPT IN THE HEBREW BIBLE

Rainer Kessler

Abstract


The article identifies three different discourses on Egypt in the Hebrew Bible. The
political discourse is interested in the politics of contemporary pharaohs and
Israelite treaty negotiations with them. In the exodus discourse, Israel projects her
historical experiences into a mythical Egypt of the past. The wisdom discourse
portrays Egypt with interest and sympathy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/90-0-1075

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