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Positivism came to be defined as any system of thought or inquiry which modeled itself on science, restricting itself to the evidence of the senses and refusing to engage in “abstract” metaphysical issues such as the progress of history, the existence of God or the subjective contribution of the human mind to the construction of what we call reality. The Exodus story, which the Israelites were enjoined to remember through constant retelling, thus constituted Israel’s understanding of itself as a people destined to serve God in love and gratitude.

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