Egyptian religion if some understanding is to be gained from the book of exodus and its doctrine of god, a preliminary look at the religion of the egyptians is necessary. This union involved the husbands leaving of his parents and cleaving to his wife. Exodus heaven corp book 2 kindle edition by cc bridges. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading exodus heaven corp book 2. Exodus is the harshest version, and deuteronomy, with its humanitarian view, ameliorates somewhat the fate of the israelite slave. The second book of moses called exodus the argument after that jacob by gods commandment genesis 46. Before the laws regarding sacrifices was written, while the jews were in egypt, the lord mandated that they offer a sacrifice and apply its blood to their houses to avoid the deaths of their children a punishment the lord would bring upon the egyptians. Additionally, other biblical books refer to the law of moses joshua 1. Genesis to deuteronomy exodus exodus is the second book of the bible and the second book of the five books of the law, or the pentateuch. Now that no one is justified by the law before god is evident. It picks up the story where genesis stopped, about 430 years after israels entry into egypt. So how should christians of the 21st century understand the case laws in exodus. Along with deuteronomy and swathes of exodus and numbers, it lays out the law for the israelites.
That some of the laws written down in exodus were already accepted codes of moral behavior. But i never had any trouble getting into this book, so exodus works perfectly fine as a standalone. The book exodus is one of the great books of the pentateuch and of the whole bible. Black hebrew israelite exposed truth about black hebrew. Slavery rules in exodus and leviticus bible verses rarely. The law of moses was highly symbolic, being filled with types and shadows, all of which pointed toward christ and his future atonement. Chapters 118 narrate the history of the egyptian bondage, the exodus from egypt, and the journey to mount sinai under the leadership of moses. The laws given by god in covenant with his people had much glory. Exodus plays a crucial role in setting the stage for later events of the bible to unfold. Exodus in greek means way out, this book indeed describes the way out god made for the children of israel to be set free from there bondage in egypt it is a book of redemption. Exodus records more miracles of god than any other book in the old testament. This is the sorest judgment a man can be under out of hell.
When moses saves his daughters from aggressive shepherds, he invites moses over for dinner and. The book continues the story of the ancestors of israel in egypt, now grown in number to a large landless population enslaved by the pharaoh. The extensive laws on sacrifices foreshadow christs work on the cross. The book of exodus is the second book in the old testament. The law of moses was given as a schoolmaster or tutor to bring israel to christ. Intriguingly, the variations in these commandments specifically address work. Uncovering the nakedness of a relative is prohibited vss. It narrates the departure of the descendants of the patriarchs, increased to a people, from servitude in egypt, their journey to sinai, and the revelations and laws which they received there. The law of god is so sure, and so unchanging that with every sin there must be a death. More than anywhere else in the biblehebrew bible or new testamentwe get a real closeup on god. The word, exodus is derived from a greek word meaning going out. The book of exodus, is the second book of moses and the old testament.
The word deuteronomy means second law, and moses repeats the ten commandments of god and. Hebrew servants 2 if you buy a hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. The book of exodus records the events of gods spectacular deliverance of israels people from egyptian slavery, as well as their establishment as a nation. The book of exodus teaches that the lord is the one true god and the ruler of all creation. The book of exodus is the second book of the bible and describes the exodus, which includes the israelites deliverance from slavery in egypt through the hand of yahweh, the revelations at biblical mount sinai, and the subsequent divine indwelling of god with israel. Summary of the book of exodus the story of the bible. Book of exodus, session 1 introduction yale divinity school.
The israelites are right where we left them in genesis, hanging out in egypt and multiplying. A continuation of the narrative in genesis, it consists of two principal divisions. The book tells the story of the exodus of the children of israel out of egypt. Contest with pharaoh, exo 5 9 plagues against idolatry of egypt, battle of the gods. The title exodus comes from a greek word meaning going out, and this book tells how the lord set his people israel free from slavery and brought them out of egypt.
We miss this when we read exodus as a history book. The book celebrates and memorializes this great saving event in song and story and also the awesome revelation and covenant at mt. Leviticus 18israel is to distinguish herself from practices of egypt and canaan by maintaining sexual purity vss. It brings to life the many stories and records in the old testament that may have seemed dull or strange not that the exodus was either. The theme of exodus is redemption, specifically gods deliverance of his people from bondage in egypt, in fulfillment of the promise of gen. The final plague is described in several phases throughout the books of exodus 11. Exodus lays the foundation for understanding salvation, in that through gods mighty acts, he wins the freedom of his people. Typology of the exodus this is a chart i made a while back as i studied the story of israel with a different lens, that of typology. Learn what the bible teaches in the book of exodus.
In the hebrew bible the books name is taken from the first two hebrew words in verse 1, elleh these and shemoth names, which can be translated, these are the names. Exodus is the second book of the old testament following the book of genesis. And when the lord decides to do something, no one can stop him. These five books genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy are also called the law. A very important question is to ask how much of egypt and its culture is authentic in exo. The third chapter of the book of genesis is significant to our study as well.
The new leadership in egyptfeeling threatened by jacobs descendants, who have increased greatly in sizeembarks on a campaign to subdue the israelites, forcing. Did the israelites in the book of exodus cross the red sea or the reed sea. The most popular bible verses from the book of exodus. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. But then a new pharaoh comes to power, and he starts enslaving the israelites. Then youll be able to tell ridley scott whats what, and youll finally have something worthwhile to say in all those christian bale fan letters you keep writing. All nations derive to some degree their laws from these laws of the book of exodus. Such laws were given in connection with promises of divine blessing to god. According to the hebrew bible, the tablets of the law as they are widely known in english. The title exodus comes from the septuagint, which derived it from the primary event found in the book, the deliverance from slavery and exodus or departure of the. List of gods laws christianity knowledge base fandom.
God goes on to begin to develop the laws and shape of the community because. I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. The books of reference used for this study of the book of exodus were the bible, king james version, called the companion bible, publisher kregel. Moses leads the chosen people of israel through the wilderness to mount sinai. Prior to the book of exodus, the only legal sections in the bible are the short commands contained in the various covenants with adam, noah, abraham, isaac, and jacob, including the law of circumcision gen 17. The second half of the book tells of the covenant that was established between god and israel at sinai and promulgates laws for the ordering of israels life. One of gods purposes in the exodus was to cause his people to trust him. The english title, exodus, comes from the greek translation septuagint, lxx because the departure of israel from egypt is the dominant historical fact in the book 19. Although the three hebrew slave laws may not represent exactly the same cases, the differences between them are indicative of different laws, from different times and places, reflecting different ideas of slavery. For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. Timothy mackie lets be honest, exodus 118 is a super intense part of the biblical story, which raises some heavy theological questions. The book of exodus begins more than four hundred years after joseph, his brothers, and the pharaoh he once served have all died.
God rescues and delivers his people as he guides them into the unfamiliar desert. We will repeat the commentary from exodus and work here, with additions exploring. Call of moses second 40 years in midian, exo 3 incident of burning bush d. Exodus overview and outline reasons for hope jesus. The the clear focus is the departure of the children of israel from egypt. It takes the story of the israelites from their presence in and oppression by egypt up to the reception of the divine law that occupies the entire book of leviticus and much of numbers. The law of moses includes the books of genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy. The second book of moses, also known as the second book of the pentateuch is called exodus because of all the events that take place in the first half of the book. The hebrews, from the words with which it begins, call it veelle semoth. A lot goes down in exodus, so lets break it down into five sections. Exodus 21 niv bible these are the laws you are to set. Aug 14, 2017 the hebrew title of the book is the names, taken from the first verse, these are the names of the english title is exodus, which means way out. That doesnt necessarily mean moses penned every single word of this book but since moses is the main human character in these books, and since moses is the one receiving directives from god, the books are usually attributed to him.
However, if it was known that the bull had the habit of goring, yet the owner did not keep it penned up, the owner must pay, animal for animal, and the dead animal will be his. The hebrew name for them is the torah, the hebrew word. Mar 02, 2014 exodus is part two of the heaven corp series. Exodus is a latin word derived from greek exodos, the name given to the book by those who translated it into greek. What did the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night signify. Discover all the informative and inspiring books from the speaker and president of amazing facts. The epic showdown between god and pharaoh over the fate of the enslaved israelites is a pageturner.
Among the allusions to the book of exodus are th the redsea coast. The book of exodus the second book of moses is called exodus, from the greek word exodos, which signifies going out. I read part one angel 1089 over three years ago and have to admit i dont remember much. The law of moses was added to the gospel, not given as a substitute for it. Exodus 21 these are the laws you are to set bible gateway. Ill give the book of exodus the credit that it did seem that on some level the authors were aware that this book would one day be used as a moral guide. Exodus, book of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Birth of moses first 40 years in pharaohs palace, exo 2 c. Book of exodus, session 1 introduction the book of exodus is the second book of the torah or pentateuch, the first five books of the old testament. Return of moses to egypt announcement of deliverance to israel, exo 4 e. Intro to exodus biblica the international bible society. Book of exodus encyclopedia of the bible bible gateway.
Aug 23, 2009 the book of exodus is the story of israels deliverance from egyptian tyranny, and its establishment as a nation. Atonement in exodus 12 before the laws regarding sacrifices was written, while the jews were in egypt, the lord mandated that they offer a sacrifice and apply its blood to their houses to avoid the deaths of their children a punishment the lord would bring upon the egyptians. The book of exodus ends with a description of the order of worship which centers around the law of moses. Exodus is the second of the five old testament books ascribed to moses. Just like god delivered the israelites from enslavement, he delivers us from sin, death and evil. Throughout the bible, god sets certain things apart. The name was retained by the latin vulgate, by the jewish author philo a contemporary of christ and by the syriac version. The lords desire was to save israel through the promise that he had made to abraham cf. It is clear in the book of exodus that the cost of our sin is death, and we are in need of a perfect sacrifice to make atonement for our sins. It contains the stories of enslavement and liberation, of revelation and wanderings, of belief and apostasy. After this, the israelites are given the law at mount sinai the most important of which are the ten commandments.
This book was a great mix of two things i love in books. The book of genesis was written with the purpose of giving mankind a concept of. Book of exodus article about book of exodus by the free. Apr 10, 2017 1 truth about the black hebrew israelite. Continuing the history of israel from the point where the book of genesis leaves off, exodus recounts the egyptian oppression of jacobs everincreasing descendants and their miraculous deliverance by god through moses, who led them across the red sea to mount sinai where they entered into a covenant with the lord. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading exodus.
The testimony of the lord is sure, making wise the simple. The laws have been adapted, reinterpreted, and again the bible. Book of exodus overview insight for living ministries. No doubt the laws contained in the book of the covenant were to a large extent old laws, which had been often acted on. The second book of the torah is the organic continuation of the first book. Two of these major defining moments in israels story are the exodus from egypt and the giving of the law at sinai, both of which are recorded for us in the book of exodus.
It was written to record the events of israels deliverance from slavery in egypt. The book of exodus describes how the israelites flee slavery in egypt through the might of yahweh, their god who has chosen the israelites as his people. The title in the greek, latin, and english versions means a going out, referring to the seminal event of the liberation of israel from egyptian bondage through the wondrous acts and power of god. This means all mormons are condemned to death and hell fire, because. The religious and moral laws listed in the book of exodus did not lose their importance. Hebrew slaves must be treated according to the special laws for them. Exodus is an international publishing phenomenonthe towering novel of the twentieth centurys most dramatic geopolitical event. This outline of exodus shows that the book is not divided by characters but by events. The book of exodus is the story of the birth of israel as a nation. In genesis we basically got a bunch of morally dubious justso stories but in exodus at least we get. But many bible teachers say or imply that the law of moses offers a way of. Book of exodus, freedom of gods people from slavery, the patriarchs, abraham, isaac, jacob, joseph. Throughout the history of man never has there been a group of people see with their eyes such miracles and experience the presence of god with regularity.
Several statements in exodus indicate that moses wrote certain sections of the book see 17. This book covers the exodus of the nation of israel out of egypt through their journey to the promised land. Multiple equity means multiple applications, and even multiple principles. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. The second book of the pentateuch is called exodus, from the greek word for departure, because its central event was understood by the septuagints translators to be the departure of the israelites from egypt. Leon uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemiesthe beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. We can logically divide the book of exodus into three main parts. The book of exodus consists mainly of two genres, narrative history and laws.
There god institutes his system of laws, gives instruction in worship and establishes his people as the nation of israel. It describes one of the key episodes in the history of salvation. Exodus is the book which speaks of the physical and spiritual birth of israel as a nation. Exodus 12 establishes the passover traditions celebrating the passage of the. The second book of moses called exodus geneva bible 1599. Title exodus is a latin word derived from greek exodos, the name given to the.
Strongs exhaustive concordance of the bible, numbered to the hebrew, chaldee, and greek, and english, coded to the strongs concordance numbers. What did the law mean when it referred to a lasting ordinance. This is because exodus is part of the torah, which is known as the law of moses. I find the very concept of purgatory, when coupled with hell, almost beautiful. Sharing materials witness to friends and family with these powerhouse resources on a. Follow israels iconic rescue in the book of exodus. This union involved the husbands leaving of his parents and cleaving. This summary of the book of exodus provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of exodus. Guided by moses they travel through the desert to mount sinai, where yahweh promises them the land of canaan. The key personalities include moses, miriam, pharaoh, pharaohs daughter, aaron, and joshua. This narration, otherwise known the story of moses, is one of the most famous of the bible.1133 624 98 654 532 351 146 44 1049 563 142 963 109 1209 952 1488 593 647 1270 1198 109 41 964 324 697 1578 672 581 1328 976 1623 1361 641 111 1164 1017 172 1223 368 735 183 1472 1456 1198 833