Exodus / Shemot (1): From Egypt to Mount Sinai

The lecture commences with a structural outline of the book and continues with the presentation of the following topics, namely slavery in Egypt and liberation (1,1-18,27) and the law-giving at Mount Sinai (19,1-24,18). Further topics to be discussed include: the name of God, hardening of the heart, the Passover, the Ten Commandments in today’s society, two problems in the law, namely slavery and lex talionis.