Introduction: An Iconic Understanding of Moses
1. From Idle to Idol
2. From Misfit to Mediator
3. Circumcising the Mouth of Moses
4. A Suitable Emblem of Divinity
5. Mouth to Mouth
Conclusion: Still No Graven Image
Well-constructed and cogently argued, the book received nominations in 2019 for both the AAR Best First Book in the History of Religions Award and the ASOR Frank Moore Cross Book Award. It is certainly a significant contribution that should not be neglected by future commentators of Exodus.
In this conceptually provocative and methodologically rigorous study, Amy Balogh seeks to reorient our conventional appraisals of just who—and even what—Moses is. . . . Among the most significant claims of this clever monograph is that the Priestly source was engaged in deliberately crafting a sophisticated theological counternarrative to Babylonian hegemony.