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Bibil Identifier bibil:249293
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Uses of ‘New Exodus’ in New Testament Scholarship: Preparing a Way through the Wilderness
Author Smith, Daniel Lynwood
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 14, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 207-243 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Nineteenth-century Isaiah scholarship appears to be responsible for popularizing the term ‘new exodus’, a phrase that underscores how Isaiah’s prophecies of a return from exile link this new saving act of God with the Israelite exodus from Egypt. In the twentieth century, New Testament scholars adopted the term, and in recent years, ‘new exodus’ has been applied to a wide array of biblical and extra-biblical texts. The burgeoning popularity of the phrase ‘new exodus’ has not been matched with equal interest in reflecting on its diverse applications to a variety of ancient texts. This free-wheeling usage has diluted the value of the phrase, and a descriptive term runs the risk of becoming a simple buzzword.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X14549915
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exodus
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