THE HISTORICAL TRUTH OF EXO 1–18:
in the light of the rule of obedience to the Magisterium of the Church
If it is found as a result of research that Exo 1–18 meets the requirements being placed on the historical classes of literature then:
- Nobody can state in advance that it is only the hagiographer's literary form of expressing the intervention of God in the interest of Israel
(as it is usually understood by the Biblical scholars working under the assumptions of the Formgeschichte method)
- One ought to understand – in the obedience to the Magisterium of the Church – the Book of Exodus 1–18 is a historic document, the true one, not being thought–out by the writer for some aims important for him.
This should be done and it is worth to be done: knowing the truth about God's revelation and of the meaning of God's speech addressed to the man will be an excellent result of this attitude, since Jesus Christ said to the Apostles and their successors (Luk 10,16):
NAB “Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me”.