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Sarna examines the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures--Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new Foreword to the 1996 edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back to the uniqueness and enduring significance of biblical text.
The Birth and Youth of Moses
The Commissioning of Moses
The Ten Plagues
The Passover and the Exodus
From Egypt to Sinai
The Ten Commandments; Moses and Monotheism
The Tabernacle and the Golden Calf