"This is a fine reading of the biblical text. Scarlata takes seriously both the complexities and the insights of modern biblical scholarship. He situates them, however, within an accessible literary and theological reading of the biblical text in its received form as an enduring witness to the ways, and presence, of God."
"Theological interpretation can be rather loosely related to the biblical text. This isn't that kind of theological interpretation. It's a careful running exposition of the text itself. It shows how Exodus is about God being present with Israel and delivering them and then being present with them on an ongoing basis. While theological interpretation can also be rather loosely related to questions about history, this commentary additionally manages to consider the historical issues and the questions about the book's origin. And it sets the Book of Exodus in the context of the Scriptures as a whole. It is an impressive achievement."
"Mark Scarlata has written a winsome accessible exposition of the Book of Exodus. While well informed about difficult critical questions, his concern is with theological commentary. Two particular matters merit attention. First, Scarlata has organized his interpretation around the theme of the abiding presence of God amid Israel. This permits him to take seriously the second part of the Book of Exodus, that is, the dense texts on tabernacle construction. Second, he tilts each part of his exposition toward the New Testament, but he does so with full regard for the claim of the Old Testament text. This commentary will be of immense value for preachers, teachers, and serious church readers."
"This excellent book will introduce the reader to the major literary and theological concerns of the book of Exodus. What I like most about this work is the way it puts historical-critical research in service of expounding the text as the word of God. As such, this commentary is theological in the best sense of that word."