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The Book of Exodus
Exodus 20:2 - I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought
thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
20:3 - Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
The Old Testament - A Brief Overview
Bible Survery - Exodus
Hebrew Name - V'elleh Shemoth "these are the names"
Greek Name - Exodus "departure"
Author - Moses
Date - From 1635 to 1490 BC Approximately
Theme - God's Covenant with the Hebrew Nation
Types and Shadows - In Exodus Jesus is the Lamb of God
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Summary of The Book of Exodus
Map of the Red Sea in Ancient
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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 the
clear focus is the departure of
the children of Israel from Egypt. The word, "exodus" is derived from a Greek
word meaning "going out." Hundreds of years elapsed between the time of the
events described in the closing chapters of Genesis and those of the beginning
of Exodus. The exact number of years between the migration of Jacob into Egypt
until the exodus is given as 430 (Exodus 12:40-41). At the end of the book of Genesis
the Hebrews were
living in the fertile land of Goshen and was being fed from the granaries of the
Pharaoh of Egypt. In the beginning of the book of Exodus the Hebrews are seen as
slaves of the Egyptians, a nation without a country or a
national unawareness of their calling from God. Exodus shows the
development of Israel and the birth of a real nation, and the promises of God to
Abraham begin to unfold.
Photo of the Sinai Wilderness
The Tabernacle of
The ancient Tabernacle of
Moses illustration with the curtain fence, the bronze
laver, the bronze altar, the holy place, and the badger
skin covering. (Click to Enlarge)
After verse seven in the first chapter of the book of Exodus
Israel is noticed by the Egyptians as being great in number and
prosperous. In view of this the book of Exodus seems to fall into seven
Outline of the Book of Exodus
1) The sufferings of Israel (1:8-7:7). This section includes
the birth, education and flight of Moses; his call to be
deliverer of his people and his consequent return from Midian to
Egypt; and his first ineffectual attempts to prevail upon
Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, which resulted only in an
increase in their burdens.
2) A manifestation of God's providential guidance of Israel,
illustrated by the ten plagues (7:8-13:16). This section also
includes the account of the observance of the first Passover (ch.
3) The guiding of the people of Sinai (13:17-18:27), which
tells of the departure and the miraculous crossing of the Red
Sea. This section also contains a narrative of the principal
events on the journey from the Red Sea to Sinai, including the
coming of the manna, the observance of the Sabbath, the supply
of water from the rock at Rephidim and the advice of Jethro
concerning the civil government of the great mass of people.
4) The making of the covenant at Sinai, together with the
reception of the Ten Commandments (19:1-24:18). The laws
recorded in this section regulated the religious, civil, and
social life of the Israelites.
5) Directions for the building of the tabernacle
6) The renewing of the covenant after the sinful actions of
the Israelites in connection with the making of the golden calf
7) The actual building and dedication of the tabernacle of
the Lord (35:4-40:38), under the supervision of the two master
craftsmen, Bezalel and Oholiab.
Exodus is a book of redemption in which God delivers His
people out of bondage and brings them into a special
relationship with Himself.
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Israel During the Book of Exodus
The World During the Book of Exodus
The Exodus of the Hebrews From Egypt
Mount Horeb or Mount Sinai
The Red Sea at the Time of Moses
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Map of the Possible Route of the
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and the Exodus
The Giving of the Law
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Exodus in the
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