We can outline the book of Exodus according to the PLACES where the events 'Roy L. Honeycutt, Jr., Exodus, in Broadman Bible Commentary, Vol. 1 (Nash-. Childs, The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Com- mentary, (Philadelphia: Westminster, ), throughout his commentary. The term refers to what is. The Holy Book begins with the Book of Genesis, in which God proclaimed the beginning of creation and human life in the bosom of God, the Lover of mankind.
Exodus And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1 Corinthians Structural Theme 2 — God and Entered into Covenant with Israel through the Mosaic Law Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Ezekiel Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. The Title Historical Background Genre and Characteristics of the Book Thematic Scheme Literary Structure Outline of the Literary Structure Any view less than this contradicts the testimony of the Holy Scriptures themselves. For this reason, the Holy Scriptures contain both divine attributes and human attributes. While textual criticism engages with the variant readings of the biblical text, acknowledging its human attributes, faith in His Word acknowledges its divine attributes.
These views demand the adherence of mankind to the supreme authority of the Holy Scriptures above all else.
The Holy Scriptures can only be properly interpreted by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, an aspect of biblical scholarship that is denied by liberal views, causing much misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Holy Scriptures. The Message of the Book of Exodus — Based upon the view of the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, each volume of Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures begins with introductory material that develops the central ideas of each book.
These introductions present the central message in a three-tiered framework. This framework reveals the literary structure of the book. Thus, the foundational theme of Exodus is the central claim of the Pentateuch, a theme shared by all five books in this division of the Holy Scriptures.
The book of Exodus carries two secondary themes that emphasize justification and indoctrination. First, God redeemed justified the children of Israel by bringing them out from Egyptian bondage.
Secondly, He made a covenant with them as His people. Through this covenant, He gave Israel the Mosaic Law and commanded them to build the Tabernacle in order to obey the Law. Because the book of Exodus has two secondary themes, it also has two imperative themes. Israel is to trust in the Lord their God as their Redeemer; and they were to obey the commandments and statutes delivered to them. New Testament believers are to put their faith in the blood of the lamb to redeem them from the bondages of this world and to obey His Word.
The Three-Fold Structure of the Book Introductions — In order to identify the central message of each book as a three-tiered statement, the book introductions in Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures address three major aspects of approaching the biblical text. While the first heading uses bold capital letters and no designation, the next seven levels follow The Chicago Manual of Style, while the ninth level incorporates the Greek alphabet.
After the main heading, the other eight heading levels use bold and italicized headline style. Everett 3 coincide with the chronological development of historical and literary criticism. More specifically, the twentieth century offered three major approaches to biblical research, generally recognized as source, form, and redaction composition criticism. These three approaches developed as scholars searched for better ways to understand the meaning of the biblical text and its application to the modern reader.
Over the past three decades, biblical research has adopted a wide array of approaches collected under the field of study called literary 4 criticism. In the course of biblical scholarship, particularly in the writing of commentaries, book introductions have progressively become more complex through the advancement of critical studies in recent centuries.
These three aspects of introductory material serve my readers as an important foundation for understanding what the authors of the books of the Holy Scriptures were saying to their audience under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Although such similarities were not intentional, but rather coincidental, the author was aware of them and found encouragement from them when assigning the three-fold scheme of historical setting, literary style, and theological framework to his introductory material.
Thomas M. Horner, in Biblical Series, vol.
Bruce M. Metzger, David A. Hubbard, and Glenn W.
Barker Dallas, Texas: Word Incorporated, Just as scholars began to look for a better way to understand the Scriptures when the various fields of historical criticism appeared to fragment the biblical text rather than reveal its intended meaning, scholars today are searching for new ways to identify hermeneutical sections and their respective meanings.
Paul R. House, in Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, vol. David Alan Black and David S. In other words, these different approaches of literary criticism are the reason behind the variations in proposed literary structures of a book found in modern commentaries.
See Jeffery A. Stanley E. Blomberg, The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, 2nd ed.
Everett The book summaries within the third section of this introductory material include exegetical, theological, and homiletical ideas for each pericope as a guide for those who desire to preach or teach through this book. This framework of a book is the key to bridging the difficult gap between exegesis and homiletics.
The appendices contain a collection of these exegetical, theological, and homiletical ideas to serve as an outline for those preparing sermons and lessons. Hampton Keathley 6 Each book of the Holy Scriptures is cloaked within a unique historical setting.
An examination of this setting is useful in the interpretation of the book because it provides the historical context of a passage of Scripture under examination. However, it helps when reading book introductions to understand that the discussions concerning historical setting for the books of the Bible have evolved through the centuries from simple to complex as biblical research has progressed.
Source critical studies that emerged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were concerned in its early stages with investigating the sources used by the Gospel writers because of their parallel passages. This interest spread to other relevant books of the Bible as well, such as the Pentateuch.
These studies necessitated a re-evaluation of the various aspects of the historical setting of the books of the Bible. Interest in source criticism stimulated more extensive book introductions in commentaries, which became characteristic of this period of biblical research as scholars argued about various proposed views of the historical setting.
Prior to this era, the book introductions to biblical commentaries were generally brief because they simply reflected the traditions handed down from the church fathers. Therefore, source criticism has made positive contributions to biblical scholarship despite its widespread use by liberal theologians who argued against divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. The Title There are a number of ancient titles associated with the book of Exodus throughout its history as it first became a part of the sacred Jewish Scriptures and was later adopted into the early Church canon.
Warren, Jr. Bruce Corley, Steve W. Everett verses. There are some variations to this title. Historical Background In the historical background, we will take a look at A the chronological dates of historical events in the nation of Israel, B Moses, the main character of Exodus through Deuteronomy, and C the construction of the Tabernacle.
Chronological Dates of Historical Events in the Nation of Israel — It is possible to add up the years of some historical events in the nation of Israel, and thus estimate chronological dates for these events. Arthur C.
Alt, O. Kahle, and R. Kittle Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelstiftung, c From which also I have made the extracts, dividing them into six books. Briggs, Samuel R. Everett one hundred sixty years old, and his father Isaac was sixty years old Gen We are told that the seventy souls of Israel went into Egypt when Jacob was one hundred thirty years old Gen Thus, Israel and his sons went into Egypt two hundred and sixty years after Abraham left Haran.
We are told that the children of Israel spent either four hundred years in Egypt GenActsor four hundred thirty years ExGal Thus, the Exodus from Egypt took place at least six hundred ninety years after Abraham left Haran. We know that the Israelites spend forty years in the wilderness, and that the conquest of Canaan under Joshua took five years Josh We are told that from the time of the conquest of Canaan to Samuel is four hundred fifty years Actswhich appears to be an estimate.
We are told that King Saul reigned forty years Acts King David reigned forty years 2 Sam King Solomon reigned forty years 1 Kings2 Chron We are told that Solomon built the Temple four hundred and eighty years after the Exodus, in the fourth year of his reign 1 Kings In working through these dates, there appears to be a discrepancy between the dates given in Actswhich says the period of the judges was years, and 1 Kingswhich says there were years from the wilderness journey to King Solomon.
The simplest way to reconcile these verses is to understand that the authors were giving estimated time periods.