Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-18-2012

Keywords

Exodus, Bible Commentary

Abstract

  1. Introduction to Exodus
  2. Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1:1–13:16)
    • The Harshness of the Israelites’ Slave Labor in Egypt (Exodus 1:8-14)
    • The Work of Midwifery and Mothering (Exodus 1:15-2:10)
    • God’s Call to Moses (Exodus 2:11-3:22)
    • God’s Work of Redemption for Israel (Exodus 5:1-6:28)
    • Moses and Aaron Announce God’s Judgment to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1-12:51)
  3. Israel at the Red Sea and on the Way to Sinai (Exodus 13:17-18:27)
    • The Work of Justice Among the People of Israel (Exodus 18:1-27)
  4. Israel at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:1-40:38)
    • The Meaning of Law in Exodus (Exodus 19:1-24:18)
    • The Role of the Law for Christians (Exodus 20:1-24:18)
    • Instructions about Work (Exodus 20:1-17 and 21:1-23:9)
      • The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17)
        • “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3)
        • “You shall not make for yourself an idol” (Exodus 20:4)
        • “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God” (Exodus 20:7)
        • Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor (Exodus 20:8-11)
        • "Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12)
        • “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13)
        • “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14)
        • “You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15)
        • “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16)
        • “You shall not covet … anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17)
      • Case laws in the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 21:1-23:33)
        • Slavery or indentured servitude (Exodus 21:1-11)
        • Commercial restitution (Exodus 21:18-22:15)
        • Productive opportunities for the poor (Exodus 22:21-27 & 23:10-11)
        • Lending and collateral (Exodus 22:25-27)
    • The Tabernacle (Exodus 25:1-40:38)
  5. Conclusions from the Book of Exodus

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