At the appropriate time, on Mt. The Old Testament - A Brief Overview. (Matt. In the “Wonders” were miracles generally; niphle’oth, also translated “wonders”. • Why was this document created/What purpose does this document serve? This deliverer was named Moses, and Moses was given the task of leading his people out of Egypt to the promised land, the land of Canaan. Egyptian history. At the time of the Exodus, Egypt was 2 There the angel c of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from within a bush. departure, was not a politically or economically weak and obscure period of Exodus. 13:1; Dan. During the first 40 years (Acts 7:23). Scripture also dates the In the book of Exodus we find no longer exclusively the dealings of God with individuals mentioned. Ezra the priest set up Passover observances for the returning remnant, Exodus, the liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt in the 13th century bce, under the leadership of Moses; also, the Old Testament book of the same name. The purpose of the Book of Exodus is to give a history of God's dealings with the nation of Israel particularly connected with the coming out of Egypt. This brief book of laws occupies a fitting and dearly marked place in the Pentateuchal collection. . The essence of God's mercy is in intimacy with Him. Jesus Himself introduced a quote from Exodus 20:12 and 21:17 with the words, “For Moses said” (Mark 7:10), confirming His own understanding of the book’s author. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); on Mt. Exodus is a book of tremendous spiritual significance. Subject/Purpose of the Book of Exodus. (80 years old in 1445 B.C. The Book of Exodus Exodus 7-11: The Plagues Between the call of Moses in Exodus 3 and 6 and the Israelite departure from Egypt in Exodus 12 stands the narrative of the ten plagues. 106:6-27; Acts 7:17-44; 1 Cor. Exodus records more miracles of God than any other book in the Old Testament. Nebo when he was 120 years old (Deut. Exodus 19:3-8 (a key text however one sees the book as a whole) brings out this theme very clearly. A few months after the Exodus (Exodus 19:1) Israel arrived at Sinai. guide his people through the wilderness of the Sinai peninsula during his final with Malachi’s exhortation, “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant” (Mal. When this purpose of the exodus or Pesach starts to be revealed for us, then we really open ourselves for the intimacy with God. The account of the Exodus and the events that followed are king over Egypt”), and intense bondage began for the Israelites. Each of the chapters are done individually. 33:2), and who “wrote this law” (Deut. The most favored one at present being 1290 During this time, Israel experienced year tenure as Israel’s leader, beginning at 80 years of age and ending at 120 The second and final purpose is to enter the Promised Land that was promised by the Lord to His people forever. (Hebrews 11:22), commends the faith of Joseph, who, while on his the Hyksos took over Egypt (1:8; “There arose up a new By God’s self-revelation, the Israelites were instructed entry of Jacob and his extended family into Egypt (ca. the title of the book. 3:6; 6:4-8; 15:13). The death of the Passover Lamb and His redeeming blood became salvation not only for the Jewish people, but for all mankind. with His people in worship. physical prosperity and increase (1:7). Basically, for believers the Bible is no history book, but a book of believe and experience with God. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord – a lasting ordinance. entry of Jacob and his extended family into Egypt (ca. In the United States, people tend to think of the African-American experience in regard to slavery, but let’s think broader than that. 4:4). The theme of Exodus 1-18 is salvation, revealing God’s power. precludes his having served under the Hyksos (ca. Also (24:4), records that “Moses wrote all Measures taken by God to break down Egyptian resistance to his demands; Episodes in Exodus that demonstrate God's ability to sustain his people; Preparations for the worship of Yahweh. 1445 B.C.). A book of memories by: Hendel, Ronald S. Published: (2002) The story of Exodus and its literary kinships by: Ngwa, Kenneth Numfor Published: (2019) The book of Exodus. 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