"Don't Stop Me Now!": Ex. 32:10 and YHWH's Intention to Destroy His Own People

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Abstract

Ex. 32:10 has challenged many exegetes, and many tried to soften the apparent message of the verse. The author pleads for a 'radical exegetical approach that takes the text at face value. That means:
• God did not expect Moses to intervene, and certainly did not invite him to do so.
• God does change his plans, does react to Moses’ argumentation, has to be
remembered of his promises, is sometimes whimsical, and has to be cooled down.
• If these results clash with our systematic theology, that problem should be solved within the systematic theology, not by adapting the exegesis.
• The reason for the author(s) writing this kind of text (a guess): this is the way they experienced God, and this was a way of dealing with that God, besides submission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNomos and Violence
Subtitle of host publicationDimensions in Bible and Theology
EditorsViktor Ber
Place of PublicationWien/Zürich/Münster
PublisherLIT-Verlag
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783643909978
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
EventInternational Symposium Nomos and Violence in Bible and Theology - Carls University, Protestant Faculty of Theologt, prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Apr 201725 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameContributions to Understanding the Bible
PublisherLIT-verlag
Volume35

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium Nomos and Violence in Bible and Theology
Abbreviated titleNomos And Violennce
CountryCzech Republic
Cityprague
Period24/04/1725/04/17

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