2017-04-09 - Exodus Study
- Personalities: There are four main personalities in the book. The most important of course is Moses. The second, Aaron and the two introduced here but seen more fully in other books are Caleb and Joshua.
- Outlines: Here are two sample outlines. These show two different approaches to the book.
- Outline 1 ties to Israel and comes from Larson. 1
- Chapter 1-12 Israel in Egypt
- Chapters 13-18 Israel in the Wilderness
- Chapters 19 - 40 Israel at Sinai
- Outline 2 is more thematic and comes from Dr. McGee. 2
- A Deliverer Chapters 1 - 11
- Deliverance - (By Blood & Power) Chapters 12 - 14
- Marching to Mount Sinai - (Spiritual Education) Chapters 15 - 18
- The Law - (Condemnation) Chapters 19 - 24
- Blueprint and Construction of the Tabernacle Chapters 25 - 40
Hopefully all this will give you a basis to study the book on your own as you read through it in advance of our teaching here.
- Larson, Gary N., reviser, The New Unger’s Bible Handbook, Moody Press, Chicago, IL, 1966, p. 69
- McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Volume 1, “Genesis - Deuteronomy,” Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville, TN 1981, p. 202.
This basically completes the general introductory material. Now here’s a survey of the book chapter by chapter and then as promised we will review the history at the end of Genesis.
Chapter 1: A new king who doesn't know Joseph appears on the scene and Israel is a nation of slaves.
Chapter 2: The birth of Moses, the early years in Egypt, and the flight to Midian.
Chapter 3-4: God’s calls Moses and reveals His Name. Moses objects to the call, “Hey, not me God.” Then he returns to Egypt.
Chapter 5: Moses’ first appearance before Pharaoh and his prayer to God.
Chapter 6: The reply of God to Moses and Moses’ renewed commission.
Chapter 7-11:The Ten Plagues: I will list the ten here for future reference: 1. The Nile turned to blood, 2. Frogs; 3. Gnats, 4. Flies; 5. Murain-illness of the cattle; 6. Boils, 7. Hail, 8. Locust, 9. Darkness, 10. Death of the first born.
Chapter 12: Passover and the Exodus. Passover is probably the only service that almost all Jews celebrate no matter how they define themselves as Jews.
Chapter 13:God, having saved the first born of Israel, they are now consecrated to Him.
Chapter 14: The crossing of the Red Sea.
Chapter 15: The Song of the redeemed, the celebration.
Chapter 16: Manna from Heaven.
Chapter 17: The water from the rock.
Chapter 18: Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro. The need for government.
Chapter 19: The Law given at Mount Sinai.
Chapter 20: The Law
Chapter 21-24: The Social Ordinances
Chapter 25-27: The establishment of the Tabernacle; the furniture; the structures; the construction.
Chapter 28: The Tabernacle priesthood
Chapter 29: Consecration of the priesthood
Chapter 30: The Altar of Incense and the worshipers
Chapter 31: The call of the workmen and the restatement of the Law of the Sabbath
Chapter 32: The Golden Calf- the broken Covenant
Chapter 33-34: The restoration of the Law-The second set of tables.
Chapter 35-39: The assembly of the Tabernacle.
Chapter 40: The setting up of the Tabernacle and God's blessing of the work.
To be continued. Next week: Coming Up to Speed
All verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.
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