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    The overall theological message or themes seen throughout the book of Exodus can be divided into four major identities. These four consists of liberation, law, covenant, and presence . Based off of these four themes, it is seen that God is supreme over all of the nations, but in particular Israel is his people, and God will continue to preserve them by actions expressed and appropriated generation to generation . This is expressed as seeing God as a god of history who comes into being through…

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    The first fourteen chapters of the book of Exodus include some very exiting Bible passages. There is a lot of action and a lot of plot. However, with all this action there comes a lot of bloodshed. The Lord hardens Pharaoh’s heart so that he does not let the people of Israel go to claim the land the Lord has promised to them. The Lord sends ten plagues to Egypt to show his power. The last one is the slaying of the firstborns’ of the Egyptians. At first glance, this seems like an absolutely…

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    Upon inspection of Exodus and the studying of Egyptian theology, one can draw many lines connecting the two. The primary connection is that of an attack on the gods of Egypt. There are a few varying views on the way that they are connected, but whichever way one decides upon, the connections are obvious. The plagues and Exodus in general can teach a great deal about God’s sovereignty and about being spiritual underdogs in a pluralistic world. While researching the ten plagues and Egyptian…

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    The book of Exodus explains how the Jewish tradition has embraced pain, bondage, and sacrifice. Reading the story of Israel’s birth and struggle revealed that initially, the nation of Israel was a small nation (Fisher, 2014, p. 253). In light of the Israelites starting out with only seventy peoples, including families when they entered Egypt, they multiplied and became a great nation (Deffinbaugh, 2004). Also, after reading the story of Egypt bondage and exodus, and how the Lord used Moses in…

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    Ronald Hendel wrote a journal article titled, “The Exodus in Biblical Memory.” Exodus is a huge focal point for the religion of the Israelites. Their religious rituals, laws to abide by, and ethics are grounded in the foundation of the experiences and memory of the Exodus (Hendel, 2001). This one event historically provided evidence for the tie and bond between Yahweh and the Israelites (Hendel, 2001). The historical accuracy of the great Exodus has been questioned considerably due to the oral…

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    Discernment on Exodus Being that this book is the second of the Old Testament, following Genesis, one would expect consistency in the story telling theme. Although all characters in Genesis were related through family ties, they all made part of varying stories that supported ultimately the same message. In the other hand, the book of Exodus is one that elaborates on one single character whose story extends to different events, which I feel concurred with Genesis’ message; loyalty to God that…

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    Genesis Vs Exodus

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    Testament and the book of Exodus is the second. Both are believed to be written by Moses some time between 1450-1410 B.C. Genesis 28:15 states “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”, this shows the love that God has for his people. This is a main point found all throughout the Old Testament. In the following review of Moses work, Genesis and Exodus of the Old Testament,…

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    operation and advancement of societies. Christianity, as a classical religion, also obtains the same function, conducting its believers on various aspects in their daily lives with the Ten Commandments. Since the Ten Commandments are revealed by Moses in Exodus, the second book of Bible; instead of Genesis, the first book of Bible; some argues that the family members of the patriarchs are given no moral rules to respect in the Patriarchal Age. However, many de facto rules that regulate the life…

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    chapter twelve of Exodus, we see many twists and turns in their relationship with God. However, among the more notable actions of the Israelites is the construction of the golden calf, which occurs while Moses sits on the mountain and communes with the Lord. The story is presented in chapter thirty-two of Exodus, and would appear to explain the incident by an intrinsic evil within certain ranks of the Israelites (the Lord going so far as to call them a “stiffnecked people” in Exodus 32.9 ) and…

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    In the Bible, the stories of Exodus and Esther stand out due to the implicit parallels between the characters of Moses and Esther. Both Moses and Esther were born Jews and forced to assimilate into other cultures, both were thrust into positions of significant power over a population of people drastically different from themselves (Egyptian and Persian, respectively), and both were charged with the heavy task of freeing their people -- the Israelites / Jews -- from certain oppression and…

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