Israel's exodus from Egypt is one of the central redemptive-historical events in the Scriptures, so central that it is the pattern for at least seven events in Scripture that may themselves be called “Exoduses.” This first article in a series determines the main elements of the exodus, and then considers how these are manifested in the events of the exodus of Abram in Genesis 12 and Genesis 20.
This article offers ten insights on the exodus from Egypt, including: it is an event in which God discloses his identity, it is a basis for prophetic expectation, it provides a framework within which to understand the work of Christ, and it gives us a sense of our place in God's work of redemption.
Citing some similarities between the book of Exodus and the Egyptian Tale of Sinuhe, some theologians have entertained the thought that Exodus is simply a literary work of art much along the lines of the tale of Sinuhe. The author disputes this thinking, citing both similarities and important differences between the two narratives.
This article's thesis is that Luke 17:34-35 is about the sudden coming of the kingdom. Its concentrates on this coming as an occasion when some people are irrevocably separated from others without any apparent warning. The patterns of Lot and Noah and the exodus form the background for understanding this sudden and final separation and judgment.
What was the size of Goliath and the giants we read of in Joshua? In this paper the author argues that both the six-cubits reading and the four-cubits reading of 1 Samuel 17:4 give the same basic height for Goliath. In addition, this paper will argue that both readings are saying that Goliath was about eight feet tall. It also seeks to answer related questions about the size of the exodus giants.
What is the biblical date for the exodus? This article is a critical response to an earlier article by Bryant Wood who argued for an early dating of the exodus. Hoffmeier is convinced that the 13th century date is equally based on biblical evidence. He, therefore, offers a modest critique of some aspects of Wood’s apology for the 15th century. The discussion is placed within the context of the mainstream scholarship regarding the Israelite exodus from Egypt.
This chapter introduces the book of Exodus. It takes a look at the narrative and theology of Exodus and supplies a detailed outline of the contents of the book.
This essay reflects on the theological significance of the exodus.
When did the exodus take place? There are two theories: an early date and a late date. In answering this question this article looks first at the date of the conquest and the burning of Jericho, Ai, Hazor. After examining the archaeological claim for a later date based on Palestinian artifacts, the article concludes that such a claim has no grounds.
How should the exodus of the Israelites be dated? It is an old problem in Biblical Studies. Rea discusses different solutions that have been considered in the past.
This article evaluates three models that seek to date the exodus and Israel's conquest of Canaan. It evaluates the immigration, revolt, and two-phase conquest model.