Records the birth of Israel as a nation. It continues Genesis with the Israelites time in Egypt; their appeal to God and His deliverance from Pharaoh. It establishes God’s presence with the nation via the introduction and establishment of the Tabernacle.

A portrait of Christ can be seen in the Passover lamb; the exodus from old to new life; and the form and colours of the tabernacle.

Time of Exodus

Spans arrival of Joseph in Egypt (1875 BC) to erection of Tabernacle (1445 BC). Probably written in the wilderness around 1420-1445 BC

Author of Exodus

Generally agreed to be Moses but no definite evidence available.

About Exodus

Central to the book of Exodus is the concept of redemption. Israel was redeemed from bondage in Egypt and into a covenant relationship with God. From the redemption of Moses in the Nile to the redeeming presence of God in the Tabernacle, Exodus records God's overwhelming acts of deliverance, by which He demonstrates His right to be Israel's King.

(Exodus 6:6; 19:5, 6-Therefore say to the children of Israel "I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I wiII redeem you with an outstretched armand with great judgments"

(6:6) "Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a Holy nation"

The climax of the entire book is in chapters 12-14 when God rescues Israel through the blood of the Passover and the crossing of the Red Sea.. pointing towards the cross of the New Testament