The exodus is the subject of our study in this lesson, and it is vitally important to our understanding of the bible. In gods timing, the exodus of the israelites from egypt marked the end of a period of oppression for abrahams descendants genesis 15. Exodus 3 niv bible now moses was tending the flock of. The second book of moses called exodus geneva bible. Book of exodus exodus chapter 1 exodus chapter 2 exodus chapter 3. Although at holey books weve moved on to numbers, leviticus, and deuteronomy, we still have one post left on exodus. Further, god does not reward us for naming the mosses wife. They should be utilized with the following understanding.
Continuing the history of israel from the point where the book of genesis leaves off, exodus recounts the egyptian oppression of jacobs everincreasing. The book of exodus is the second book of the bible, it describes 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 exodus is traditionally ascribed to moses, but modern scholars see its initial composition as a product of the babylonian exile 6th century bce, with. Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon the towering novel of the twentieth centurys most dramatic geopolitical event. This summary of the book of exodus provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of exodus. Book of exodus, session 1 introduction yale divinity school. For those of you keeping track at home, were roughly defining ridiculous as something that makes the modern reader blanch, or else something that. The theme of the exodus occurs repeatedly in the old testament, as well as in the new. The story of the exodus is anticipated in various ways and through several stories in the book of genesis. Zipporah may be obscure, but the wife of moses mattered politics. 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 since exodus continues the sacred story of the divine promise to israel begun in genesis.
Choose from 500 different sets of bible chapter 3 exodus moses flashcards on quizlet. The english name of the book derives from the septuagint greek use of exodus to designate the deliverance of the israelites from egyptian bondage and their safe. The book of exodus, in addition to being one of the most dramatic narratives in the bible, is also full of macrocodes and other cryptic devices embroidering the presentation of gods program of redemption. Buy exodus book online at low prices in india exodus. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The outstanding and prominent individual throughout the book is the man.
In order to understand the implications of the feminine drama within this book of the bible. Later, they reunite, but he may have taken a second wife, a cushite or. In a 1996 guide to the best commentaries, derek thomas wrote. None really knows exactly the name of wife of mosses who was the strongest prophet of god. The second book of moses called exodus geneva bible 1599. The midrash teaches that jewish women played a major role in the exodus, by keeping alive the spirits of their husbands, preventing them from becoming depressed under the burden of slavery, and giving up in despair. Today i will provide a chunk from my forthcoming book on the bible about the exodus event under moses, in which moses led the children of israel out from their slavery in egypt and a great miracle transpired at the parting of the sea of reeds traditionally called the red sea, where the children of israel were allowed to cross on dry land. Moses was rescued by pharoahs own daughter who raised him as a prince of egypt. After moses had sent away his wife zipporah, his father in law jet. Amy butler even if our hebrew passage today were not in an entirely different book in our bibles, wed know a new chapter in the story was beginning by the writers choice of words. This remarkable book takes us through the history of jamaican music, marleys own personal journey from the trench town ghetto to his status as global superstar, as well as marleys deep. Thankfully, the situation has changed in the last twelve years, and there are a number of good commentaries on exodus from which to choose.
A second major element of the book is the covenant revelation at sinai. The hebrews, from the words with which it begins, call it veelle semoth. Now the lord had said to moses, i will bring one more plague on pharaoh and on egypt. That might be fun for a theme party, but it just doesnt sit right in the bible. Christ confirmed that moses was the author of exodus compare exodus 3. Without him, the whole production falls apart, and we just end up with a goldencalfworshipping extravaganza. This article is part of the 10 things you should know series. And given the lack of homelife information we have on moses, youd think this lady would be a good source of material. Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. Exodus 11 common english bible ceb god announces the final disaster. 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 second book of moses called exodus the argument after that jacob by gods commandment genesis 46. Now jethro, the priest of midian and father in law of moses, heard of everything god had done for moses and for his people israel, and how the lord had brought israel out of egypt.
Leon uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemiesthe beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. 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 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 exodus is traditionally ascribed to moses, but modern scholars see its initial composition as a product of the babylonian. A masterful and insightful book on exodus by one of the finest hebrew commentators.
Pages in category book of exodus the following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total. Adam goodheart is the author of the forthcoming book 1861. For instance, in genesis 1214 there was a famine in the land and abram went down into egypt to stay there. Malul, we are told, reigned from the age of six to the age of 100. The untold story of the hebrew midwives and the exodus.
Later, zipporah had another son named eliezer exodus 18. According to the bible, it was so that they could travel day and night, apparently without stopping to camp again until the seventh day of unleavened bread. Richard nixon got carried away with excitement in 1969 when apollo astronauts first landed on the moon. The book of exodus tells the tale of israels liberation and birth, and of the beginning of gods covenanted nation. Book of exodus overview insight for living ministries. Moses was rescued by pharoahs own daughter who raised him as a. Moses finally appears before pharaoh, who speaks what i think is the central question of the book of exodus. Exodus is the second of the five books written by moses. Tharbis alternatively adoniah, according to josephus, was a cushite princess of the kingdom of kush, who married moses prior to his marriage to zipporah as told in the book of exodus. Moses sends her and the children away before the exodus from egypt. The pharaoh who preceded him, whose death prompted moses return to egypt exodus 2.
But the book of exodus is so much more than a makingofarecord story. She then takes the tentpeg and a hammer, and drives the peg into the generals forehead, killing him. Known forwife of moses spousemoses childrengershom eliezer parentjethro relativessix sisters aaron miriam. 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. Leading role of women in the exodus and in the shirah. Although god specifically manipulating and hardening the heart of pharaoh was quite hard to stomach, that could plausibly be chalked up to a bit of an overstatement on. There is no mention of moses being married a second time or any mention of zipporahs death in the scriptures. The exodus story shapes the entire rest of the bible.
Later in the book of exodus, there is a strange passage involving zipporah. After moses had sent away his wife zipporah, his father in law jethro took her back, along with her two sons. Exodus 11 niv bible now the lord had said to moses, i. Each paragraph preceded by comment or q an abbreviation for question was introduced by someone other than bro. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer as to when it occurred. It is possible that moses composed the book during or shortly after the encampment of the people at sinai 1446 c.
The second book of moses, called exodus tells the story of how baby moses was put into a rush basket and set loose into the nile river by his sister miriam to save him from pharoahs edict ordering all hebrew baby boys slain. There the angel of the lord appeared to him in flames of fire from wi. Now jethro, moses father in law, had taken zipporah, moses wife, after he had sent her home, along with her two sons. The untold story of zipporah, wife of moses what do you think. Exodus 1 1599 geneva bible gnv the second book of moses, called exodus. In the book of exodus, we are introduced to zipporah, the daughter of jethro, wife of moses and mother of their two sons, gershom and eliezer. Leon uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power.
Exodus 9 new revised standard version nrsv the fifth plague. Who was the wife of moses in book of exodus answers. When we research the lineage of zipporah moses wife we see that it goes back to the midianites. Because its such a pivotal moment in israelite culture, the story, the rules, and the aura reverberate throughout the rest of the book. Moses is born and exposed on the bank of the river. In first book of the pentateuch, the book of genesis, the israelites had come to live in egypt in the land of goshen during a famine due to the fact that an israelite, joseph, had become a high official in the. Starr center for the study of the american experience. The book of exodus was written between 1440 and 1400 b. The moses series expository preaching through exodus. Yocheved moses mother and later wetnurse, miriam, shifrah and puah and the other midwives, serach bat asher, and moses wife tziporah. Exodus is not only the name of a book in the old testament but a momentous event for the hebrew peopletheir departure from egypt. If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.
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. Oct 22, 2014 the second book of moses, called exodus tells the story of how baby moses was put into a rush basket and set loose into the nile river by his sister miriam to save him from pharoahs edict ordering all hebrew baby boys slain. The title is a latin term derived from the greek word exodos, a going out. Exodus is the book which speaks of the physical and spiritual birth of israel as a nation. God appeared to moses in a burning bush and the bush was not consumed verse 2. Pharaoh took sarai, threatening the woman and the promised seed. Exodus chapters 118 free bible commentary in easy english. There is a famine of really good commentaries on exodus.
According to the midrash 3, the pharaoh of the exodus was named adikam and he had a short reign of four years. Zipporah or tzipora is mentioned in the book of exodus as the wife of moses, and the daughter of reueljethro, the priest and prince of midian. God announces the final disaster the lord said to moses, ill bring one more disaster on pharaoh and on egypt. In gods timing, the exodus of the israelites from egypt marked the end of a period of oppression for abrahams descendants. Tharbis wife of moses my search for the political mary. Exodus 115 introduction in his book, the jesus i never knew, philip yancey writes. Moses was the author of the book of exodus exodus 17. This post follows one of the more popular posts on holey books.
Exodus relates the history of israel from the death of joseph to the tabernacle being erected during the second year after their departure from egypt. 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. Well, sorry to disappoint, but zipporah just doesnt get that much screen time. Now moses was tending the flock of jethro his father in law, the priest of midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to horeb, the mountain of god.
During the period moses spent in midian, out on the backside of the desert, god called and commissioned him to lead israel out of bondage. In fact, when he lets you go, hell eagerly chase you out of here. Who was the ethiopian cushite wife that moses took numbers 12. Shebuel, son of gershom, and rehabiah, son of eliezer. Too bad he did not live long enough to finish the whole torah. The journey between egypt and the wilderness of sinai and mount sinai took three months to the day ex 19. Learn bible chapter 3 exodus moses with free interactive flashcards. This remarkable book takes us through the history of jamaican music, marleys own personal journey from the trench town ghetto to his status as global superstar, as well as marleys deep spiritual practice of rastafari and the roots of this religion.
Anyway, without further adieu, and in an effort to catch up, heres our list of the top 4 most ridiculous things in exodus. The book of exodus the second book of moses is called exodus, from the greek word exodos, which signifies going out. There, he approaches the tent of yael, the wife of chever, the kenite, who says to sisera, turn, my lord, turn to me, do not fear. After that, he will let you go from here, and when he does, he will drive you out completely. Let us give careful consideration to this great turning point in the history of israel. Exodus 22 niv bible whoever steals an ox or a sheep. 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. The story of the exodus is told in the books of exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy, the last four of the first five books of the bible also called the torah or pentateuch.
It contains the stories of enslavement and liberation, of revelation and wanderings, of. The book occurred sometime before moses birth in 1526 ex 2 d. Cassuto helps readers understand the nature of hebrew narrative, sets the torah story in its ancient near easter context. In the book of chronicles, two of her grandsons are mentioned. The following notes on the book of exodus were compiled from a bible study led by bro. Yet in the book of numbers mosess sister miriam is upset about his having taken a. First, it tells how the lord liberated israel from egypt to fulfill his covenant with the fathers. The title in the hebrew tradition is comprised of the first several words of the book, and these are the names. Jun 19, 2008 in a 1996 guide to the best commentaries, derek thomas wrote. Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbor. Its the point at which god and the israelitesthe two biggest characters of the hebrew bibleget to know each other. Book of exodus exodus chapter 1 exodus chapter 2 exodus chapter 3 exodus chapter 4 exodus chapter 5 exodus chapter 6 exodus chapter 7 exodus chapter 8 exodus chapter 9 exodus chapter 10 exodus chapter 11 exodus chapter 12. The name of the one was gershom for he said, i have been an alien in a foreign land, and the name of the other, eliezer for he said, the god of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of pharaoh. Tell every man to ask his neighbor and every woman to ask her neighbor for all their silver and gold jewelry.
Zipporah detail from moses leaving to egypt by pietro perugino, c. Moses and his wife are traveling to egypt because god had told moses to bring the israelites out of bondage exodus 3. Moses and the exodus by cloud and fire whats really interesting about this account of moses and the exodus is the reason god led them by cloud and by fire. He transferred, according to kuenen, the book of the covenant to mount sinai in order to get room for deuteronomy, being responsible, therefore, for all the confusion caused therebyfor example, the transferring of xx. Now jethro, moses fatherinlaw, had taken zipporah, moses wife, after he had sent her home, along with her two sons. This is the land that moses dwelt in when he took refuge from pharaoh. In fact, two of the best commentaries on this pivotal old testament book are very recent publications. The name exodus comes from the greek septuagint and means departure or going out, because of the departure of the nation of israel from egypt. Now there arose a new king over egypt, who didnt know joseph. Gershoms name was a reminder that moses was a foreigner and living among foreigners. Exodus is an international publishing phenomenonthe towering novel of the twentieth centurys most dramatic geopolitical event.
Exodus 11 ceb god announces the final disaster the. According to the bible, it was so that they could travel day and night, apparently without stopping to camp. 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. Exodus is a latin word derived from greek exodos, the name given to the book by those who translated it into greek. Its hebrew title, shemoth names, is from the books opening phrase, these are the names. For him, there was a logical flow from the genealogy which tells us who moses and aaron were, through verses 6. Exodus 18 niv bible now jethro, the priest of midian and. Overview of the book of exodus third millennium ministries. Zipporah was not a descentant of cush, the son of ham,cush was the forefather of the ethiopians. These are all strong forces within the story of shemot. Exodus, the liberation of the people of israel from slavery in egypt in the th century bce, under the leadership of moses. The lord made sure that the egyptians were kind to the.1005 296 342 148 1094 1151 721 956 682 1438 1380 1158 50 1123 118 1432 1310 471 702 17 1313 465 723 1450 137 539 341 1354 697 531 1017 1296 937 492 941 160 245