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The Dynamics of the Golden Calf Story (Exodus 32–34)

O'Brien, Mark (2012) The Dynamics of the Golden Calf Story (Exodus 32–34). Australian Biblical Review, 60. pp. 18-31. ISSN 0045-0308

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Abstract

The article argues that, although Exodus 32–34 is a complex piece that underwent a compositional process, its various parts have been put together skilfully to form a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. The result is a story that functions as an important piece of torah or catechesis at a crucial juncture in the Torah storyline—the golden calf apostasy. The thrust of the story is not so much whether the crisis triggered by this apostasy can be resolved but how it is resolved.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: golden calf, Exodus 32–34, torah, story
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Mark O'Brien
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 00:33
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 00:33
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1337

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