Did the Old Testament make use of the religious ideas of the neighbours of Israel in the ancient Near East? Currid wants to demonstrate that numerous stories from the Old Testament reflect motifs and plots from Israel’s neighbours. In Chapter 6 he considers the possibility that one of these plots about a birth story is borrowed in Exodus 2:1-10.
Chapter 2 is an exposition of Exodus 2. Each pericope includes Hamilton’s own translation, grammatical and lexical notes, and a detailed commentary.