By R. W. L. Moberly
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Extra resources for At the Mountain of God: Story and Theology in Exodus 32-34 (JSOT Supplement)
P. Ellis: There is no human hero in the Yahwist saga - not Abraham or Jacob or Joseph or Moses. W. Coats35 has attempted to redress the balance by pointing out the fine theological tension between the divine and human which exists in many of the Moses stories. It is neither God alone nor Moses alone who is responsible for the welfare of Israel but both together: For Pentateuchal theology the balance is crucial. Moses is not simply the blind servant, dancing his minuet of obedience to the sound of an all-encompassing divine drumbeat.
In the present context it is just a general request for divine leadership. Later in the narrative a particular significance accrues to the notion of going ahead; the angel who goes ahead (Ipny, 33:2, cf. 23:20,23) becomes an inadequate substitute for Yahweh "in the midst" (33:3,5). But the difference between "ahead" and "in the midst" only becomes significant in the context of Yahweh's judgment on Israel's sin when ordinary conditions do not pertain. It should not be read back into 32:1. One may perhaps say that 32:1 introduces a motif in anticipation of its later significance.
One is confronted in Ex. 32-34 with a fine theological balance between the human and the divine. The story functions consistently on both the human and divine level; it is the story of both God and man. Of course human and divine are intermingled in much ancient Near Eastern literature. But the fine balance between the two in such a way that the narrative is forced out of conventional literary patterns is a characteristic one must be particularly sensitive to in this narrative if one is to do justice to its nuances and particularities.
At the Mountain of God: Story and Theology in Exodus 32-34 (JSOT Supplement) by R. W. L. Moberly