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These two are not incompatible for Yahweh's presence is mediated in more ways than one. It is clear that although the calf is intended as a symbol of Yahweh, this is to be understood as a grotesque parody. This is made most clear by the use of Riorum with plural verb and demonstrative in 32:1,4,8. For it is customary in the OT to convey a pagan understanding of deity by the use of ^lohim with a plural verb, as in, for example, 1 Sam. 4:8, the words in the mouth of the Philistines, or Gen. 20:13, Abraham's words to 47 At the Mountain of God the Philistine king, perhaps out of deference to Abimelech's presumed polytheistic views.

THE EXEGETICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF LITERARY GENRE AND THE VALUE OF THE CONCEPT OF STORY One final issue to treat of in this brief sketch of methodological considerations is the significance of literary genre for understanding the text. The moment, relative to the exegesis of the text and the discussion of its prehistory, at which one should come to a decision concerning genre is difficult to prescribe. In practice there will inevitably be a certain oscillation between the two. In general literary study the more one knows about the literary conventions within which an author was operating, the better one can appreciate the meaning and implications of his work.

It is clear that although the calf is intended as a symbol of Yahweh, this is to be understood as a grotesque parody. This is made most clear by the use of Riorum with plural verb and demonstrative in 32:1,4,8. For it is customary in the OT to convey a pagan understanding of deity by the use of ^lohim with a plural verb, as in, for example, 1 Sam. 4:8, the words in the mouth of the Philistines, or Gen. 20:13, Abraham's words to 47 At the Mountain of God the Philistine king, perhaps out of deference to Abimelech's presumed polytheistic views.

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