Week 10 – “Exodus-Toward-Egypt” Fernandez

November 29, 2007

I don’t see how criticism of the American dream has a biblical antecedent in the exodus. No one has enslaved Filipinos or subjected them to anything like Egypt. What I do see is the parallel in the us/them binary and the negative effect of colonialism on the Filipino identity: “White America represents what is good and beautiful, noble and laudable, while the brown Philippines represents what they despise in themselves” (294). I don’t think the Hebrews experienced anything similar. They came to Egypt because there was famine in Canaan. They left Egypt because of slavery.


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