Erastus Salisbury Field; photograph courtesy of a private collector

ON THE COVER: Erastus Salisbury Field, a 19th-century American naive artist, painted this dreamlike interpretation of Exodus 15:8: “the flood stood straight like a wall.” The Exodus is the subject of Eliezer Oren’s article “How Not to Create a History of the Exodus—A Critique of Professor Goedicke’s Theories.”