Christoph Berner, «Gab es einen vorpriesterlichen Meerwunderbericht?», Vol. 95 (2014) 1-25
This article challenges the widespread belief that the miracle at the Sea is a cornerstone of the Exodus tradition and an essential part of the pre-priestly Exodus narrative. An analysis of the prose account in Exodus 14 suggests that its non-priestly portions are actually post-priestly and belong to a late Dtr reworking of the text. The Dtr editor stresses that YHWH takes an active part in the defeat of the Egyptians during Israel's crossing of the sea, and thus establishes the thematic focus which characterizes the reception history of this tradition throughout the Hebrew Bible.