The book of Exodus functions as the sequel to Genesis describing God's deliverance of the children of Israel and the establishment of a new covenant between God and Israel. The rest of the Old Testament looks back on the exodus of Israel from Egypt as the primary redemptive event in Israel's history.
This primary redemptive event became central to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. God's redemption of Israel became the foundation for the Israelite faith and proactive reflected in the many Old Testament allusions to the Exodus as the basis for:
- Obedience to the covenant
- Proper ethical treatment of others
- The establishment of the sovereignty of God
- A national dateline marking the nation's history
- A standard for the measurement of all subsequent events
For the Christian, Exodus serves similar functions, pointing to the important work of redemption as seen in the New Testament's record of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These issues impact significantly the purpose and hermeneutics of this commentary.
The reader with a good understanding of both the Old and New Testaments sees in the Exodus God's deliverance of Israel foreshadowing the death of Christ and the establishment of the church.About the Series
College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:
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