Text Analysis: Exodus: The Book Of Exodus

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The book of Exodus is part of the Pentateuch which is a combination of the first five books of the Bible. The term Exodus means to “leave” or to “exit and that is basis of the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus is not a prehistory narrative, unlike Genesis, because it was written between 1446 and 1406 BC. Several of the texts in Exodus indicate that Moses was the author and wrote certain sections of the book. I believe that the book of Exodus is not about recording what happened but to give the experience of what happened.
In Exodus 1 and 2, we learn about the Israelites becoming enslaved in Egypt by a new pharaoh. Newborn Hebrew boys were to be thrown into the Nile River and drowned. Moses was a Hebrew boy, born by a Levi woman who left him in a water proof basket in the reeds of the Nile River, who was then saved by the pharaoh’s daughter. Pharaoh’s daughter was the one who actually named him Moses
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This passage had a meaning of the first sign of freedom to them. It gave them hope for the lives that they were originally promised to have because of the covenant between God, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This story shows God’s commitment to the covenant that He stays true to his word. Exodus 3 shows the turning point in the history of the nation Israel and is the beginning of the end of Egyptian oppression.
The story of Exodus was previously hinted at in Gen. 15: 13-15. The descendents of Abraham were going to be strangers in a country that wasn’t theirs and that they were going to be enslaved and mistreated. Exodus is sort of a continuation of Genesis and has parts that are woven together. Exodus plays an important role in the future references of Israel in other parts of the Bible because it is the start of their coming to an end. It also tells the story of the Ten Commandments and the Ten Commandments are brought in a lot of other Biblical
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