Book of Exodus (Old Testament Library)
I learnt about the Old Testament at school, but I can't recall that we actually read any of it. Read childishly dramatized versions of it, were told about it, saw f ...more
While the life of Moses in Egypt and the plagues he delivered to Egypt, helped by Aaron, are very interesting, God hardening the Pharaoh’s heart didn’t help Egypt or the Exodus, per se. What was the purpose of God? I'm not sure. The fact is that the people of Israel were delivered from Egypt after Moses and Aaron have released plagues in Egypt equivalent to all kinds of Magic Level 20 Dungeons & Dragons in Egypt and left...more
- Better late than never
I may find the absolute truth later in life than expected.
When I was a little boy, we had an older woman looking after myself and my sister.
She was very religious, but the fact that she kept talking about the Holy texts had a counter effect on my experience.
I wonder if I can engage on the right path at last, having decided against the derision and arrogance that was my attitude so far.
The number of reference books to read is huge, but I am ...more
Wish me luck, as I've got a long way to go!
In comparison to Genesis, I found Exodus to be far more focused. The story flowed much better. Genesis included so much information about so many people, that it seemed somewhat fractured in its storytelling.
Exodus tells the story of Moses from birth.
The prominent theme appears to be redemption.
Baby moses in his basket
Moses & the burning bush
The staff being turned into a snake
So why is it that I have never fully read the Bible?
You would think being the brought-up Christian I am that I would have. I mean I said I had before. I even told people I have read it thirty times! I was ...more
With Jacob’s descendants prospering in Egypt, it was only a matter of time before the Israelites multiplied and became a dominant force in Egyptian life. Worried, the Pharaoh (Ramses II?) conscripted the Hebrews into labor projects that sapped their strength, but when this didn’t work he began killing the newly born males of every family. (Note how it would have wiser to kill each female ...more
On growing up Moses ...more
It lays down the basis for the 3 feasts of the Israelites, including Pesaj, or the feast of the Pass ...more
Starts with the birth of Moses and his life as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. We then see him receiving his call into God's service at the burning bush and his confrontation with Pharaoh and the seven plagues of Egypt.
The majority of the book are the experiences of the Israelites during their wanderings in the Sinai desert; crossing the Red Sea, Manna in the wilderness and Moses receiving the Ten Commandments.
The last part are ...more
Literally goes through everything involved in the Tabernacle three times: once as God describes it to Moses, once as the two men build it, and again the Tabernacle is put together. And then it reviews how much gold, silver, bronze, and cloth it took to build it. A ...more
And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
* They are officially published under that name
* They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author
* They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author
Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.