The passages selected from this book are chosen to illustrate the theme that God rescued His people from slavery in Egypt. This conviction of Israel is at the very heart of the 'Good News' and for Christians looks forward to that immeasurably greater event when God sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world.

The exact historical details of the Exodus are not verifiable and are doubtless intermixed with saga, legends and myths, but the call of Moses as 'Servant of the Lord' and the outline of the Exodus events speak of an act of God which is historically based and of supreme religious importance.
Exodus 3.vv.1-17

The narrative of Passover is so important in the Old and the New Testaments that a brief account of it is essential. Doubtless it is based upon a genuine remembrance of a series of catastrophes that struck the Egyptians, facilitating the escape of the people of Israel and in which they perceived the hand of God.
Exodus 12.vv.1-13

The crossing of the 'Sea of Reeds' (Yam Suph, the 'Red Sea') enabled the Israelites to escape the pursuing Egyptians. Israel saw in this event also the hand of God. This conviction is reinforced in the triumphal song of chapter 15.
Exodus 15

The knowledge that God sustained His people in the wilderness wanderings lies at the root of the 'Bread of Heaven' to which Jesus alludes in the New Testament.

Of enduring value in the Old and New Testaments is the giving of the Ten Commandments.

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