THE ABSENCE AND PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS AS THEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS

Hendrik Bosman

Abstract


This article argues that divine presence and absence plays an important role in the
narratives of the book of Exodus. A dialectic between divine presence and absence is
indicated by the use of the expression the “fear of God/the Lord” in Exodus. The
article argues that “the fear of the Lord/God” provides a window into the process of
establishing theological coherence in the book of Exodus where contending
theological traditions were brought together as an initial overture towards the
eventual canonisation of the Torah, Prophets and the Writings.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/85-0-932

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