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~Exodus~

Bible Location:

2nd book of the Bible. Between Genesis and Leviticus

Women Who Are Spoken Of In This Book:

  • Miriam
  • Zipporah

Date of Writing:
Between 1440 and 1400 B.C.. The exact date of writing is not known.

 

The Author Of This Book:

Many Christian and Jewish scholars believe that the book of Exodus was authored by Moses. Several statements in Exodus indicate that Moses may have wrote certain sections of the book Exodus 17:14; Exodus 24:4; Exodus 34:27 although no concrete proof is available.

Brief Summary:

Exodus describes God’s grace, mercy, love, provision, and deliverance of the people of Israel. The book of Exodus narrates how Moses led the Israelites in building the Tabernacle (Exodus 35–40) based on God’s instructions (Exodus 25–31). The exodus of the Israelites from Egypt marked the end of a period of oppression for Abraham’s descendants by the Egyptians (Genesis 15:13) and the beginning of the fulfillment of the covenant promise made to Abraham by God that Abraham’s descendants would not only live in the Promised Land become a great nation (Genesis 12:1-7).

Book Snipit:
The Book of Exodus or, simply, Exodus (from Greek ἔξοδος, exodos, meaning “going out”; Hebrew: שמות‎, Sh’mot, “Names”), is the second book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament)Exodus records the slavery, deliverance and beginnings of the people of Israel on their journey to Canaan.

Key Verses:

Exodus 1:8, Exodus 2:24-25, Exodus 12:27, Exodus 20:2-3

 

Notable Events In This Book:

  • The Israelites are made slaves
  • The ten plagues
  • The Passover
  • The escape from Egypt
  • The giving of the ten commandments
  • Erecting of the golden calf

Key people in this book are:

Moses, Pharaoh, Aaron, People of Israel

Notable places are:

Egypt, Red Sea, Mount Sinai , Wilderness, Canaan

Jesus Can Be Seen:

The Passover lamb is a symbol of Christ, who is Lamb of God- Exodus 12:3

Manna, is symbolic of Christ as it is referred to as : ‘It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat’ Exodus 16:15. Christ is also referred to as the “Bread of Life”- John 6:35, John 6:51

The Bible In Small Bites: Old Testament Books