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Exodus, Book of
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The Book of Exodus, the second in the Bible, tells of the God who promises (chaps. 3–4; 6), saves (14–15; cf. 16–17), and commands (20ff.). It also depicts the person of Moses, bringing together and interpreting such varied events as the exodus (1–15), the desert wanderings (16–18), and the revelation at Sinai (19–31).

1. The Book

The family of the patriarch Jacob/Israel becomes a nation in Egypt (chap. 1), but it is forced to labor in the building of the supply cities Pithom and Rameses (v. 11, the only direct histori…

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Schmidt, Werner H., “Exodus, Book of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E678>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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