The Documentary Sources in Exodus

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The oppression

1:1-7

1:8-12

 

 

 

1:13-14

 

 

 

Hebrew midwives

 

 

1:15-21

 

Moses' birth

 

2:1-10

 

 

Flight to Midian

 

2:11-22

 

 

Call prologue

2:23-25

 

 

 

Burning bush

 

3:1-4a, 5

3:4b, 6

 

Commission

 

3:7-8

3:9-12

 

Divine name

 

 

3:13-15

 

Preview of events to come

 

3:16-22

 

 

Signs

 

4:1-9

 

 

Aaron as Moses' aide

 

4:10-16

4:17

 

Farewell to Jethro

 

4:19, 20a

4:18, 20b

 

Let my son go

 

4:21-23

 

 

Yahweh attacks Moses

 

4:24-26

 

 

Meeting with Aaron

 

4:27-31

 

 

Moses' demand and its consequences

 

5:1-6:1

 

 

Another call of Moses

6:2-13

 

 

 

House of Levi

6:14-27

 

 

 

Aaron as Moses' spokesman

6:28-7:7

 

 

 

Plagues--Introduction

7:8-13

 

 

 

Plague of blood

7:19, 20aa, 21b, 22

7:14-18, 20, 21a, 23-24

 

 

Frogs

8:5-7, 15aβb

7:25-8:4, 8-15a

 

 

Gnats

8:16-19

 

 

 

Flies

 

8:20-32

 

 

Cattle

 

9:1-7

 

 

Boils

9:8-12

 

 

 

Hail

 

9:13-35

 

 

Locusts

 

10:1-20

 

 

Darkness

 

10:21-29

 

 

Announcement of final plague

11:9-10

11:1-8

 

 

Institution of passover

12:1-20, 28

12:21-23, 27b

 

D 12:24-27a

Final plague

 

12:29-36

 

 

The Exodus

12:40-42

12:37-39

 

 

Passover supplement

12:43-51

 

 

 

First born; unleavened bread

 

 

 

D 13:1-16

Victory at the Reed Sea

14:1-4, 8-10, 15-18, 21-23, 26, 28-29

13:20-22, 14:5b, 6; 14:13-14; 19b, 20, 24, 25b, 27aα, 30-31

13:17-19; 14:5a, 7, 11-12, 19a, 25a

 

Song of Moses

 

 

 

15:1-19 Special source

Song of Miriam

 

15:20-21

 

 

First stations in wilderness

15:22aα, 27

15:22-25a

 

D 15:25b, 26

Quails and Manna

16:1-3, 6-27, 32-35a

16:4-5, 28-31, 35b, 26

 

 

Water from the rock

17:1

17:2, 4-7

17:3

 

Victory over Amalek

 

17:8-16

 

 

Jethro's visit

 

 

18:1-27

 

Sinai covenant--introduction

19:1-2a

 

 

 

Encampment at mountain

 

19:2b

19:3b-6

 

Response of people

 

19:7-9

 

 

Preparation of people

 

19:11b-13

19:10-11a, 14-15

 

The theophany

 

19:18, 20-25

19:16-17, 19

 

Decalog

 

 

20:1-21

 

Covenant code

 

 

20:22-23:33

 

Covenant ceremony

 

24:1-2, 9-11

24:3-8

 

Cultic instructions

24:15b-31:17

24:12-15a

 

 

Golden calf

31:18

32:1a, 4b-6, 15-20, 23-35

32:1b-4, 21-24

D 32:7-14

Yahweh's presence

 

33:1-23

 

 

Covenant renewal

 

34:1-28

 

 

Moses' transfiguration

 

34:29-35

 

 

Execution of instructions given in chaps 25-31

35:1-39:43

 

 

 

Erection of the tabernacle

40:1-38

 

 

 

The verse numbers follow Martin Noth, A History of Pentateuchal Traditions 1972.