Books: Quest for truth

Abba Engelberg provides questions and answers on the biblical conundrums in Exodus.

April 13, 2017 11:12
3 minute read.
Nicolas Poussin

'Crossing of the Red Sea,’ a painting by Nicolas Poussin, 1634. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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The Ethics of Exodus enables readers to review a variety of commentators’ approaches to biblical conundrums in the second book of the Pentateuch, with no need to pull multiple books off the shelf or even to know Hebrew.

In this well-organized sequel to The Ethics of Genesis, Abba Engelberg offers answers to 15 questions arising from the 11 portions that make up the Book of Exodus, such as “Was the wife of Moses spiritually on the level of the matriarchs? Why was Pharaoh punished if it was G-d who hardened his heart? How could Aaron the High Priest have participated and accelerated the construction of the golden calf?”


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