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Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively

The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

The newest release in this innovative commentary series is T. Desmond Alexander's treatment of Exodus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801092145
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Series: Teach the Text Commentary Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, The Queen's University, Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Ireland. He is the coeditor of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Teach the Text Commentary Series vii

Introduction to the Teach the Text Commentary Series ix

Abbreviations xi

Introduction to Exodus 1

Exodus 1:1-22: Standing Up for God's Kingdom 8

Exodus 2:1-25: What Defines a Person? 14

Exodus 3:1-22: An Awe-Inspiring God 20

Exodus 4:1-31: The Greatest Sign of All 27

Exodus 5:1-6:9: Overcoming Obstacles on God's Road to Freedom 33

Exodus 6:10-8:19: Signs Pointing to God 39

Exodus 8:20-10:29: The Persuasive Power of a Gracious God 46

Exodus 11:1-12:30: Death Comes to Egypt 52

Exodus 12:31-13:16: Some Things Should Never Be Forgotten 58

Exodus 13:17-14:31: Soli Deo Gloria-Glory to God Alone 64

Exodus 15:1-21: Someone to Sing About 71

Exodus 15:22-16:36: Life Is More Than, Food 77

Exodus 17:1-16: Knowing the Presence of God 83

Exodus 18:1-27 89: A Fathes-in-Law Worth Having 89

Exodus 19:1-25: A Holy Nation for a Holy God 95

Exodus 20:1-17: A Radical Mission Statement for a Holy Nation 101

Exodus 20:18-21:11: The Wide-Ranging Implications of Serving the Living God 107

Additional Insights: The Book of the Covenant and Ancient Near Eastern Law Collections 114

Exodus 21:12-36: An Eye for an Eye 116

Exodus 22:1-20: God's Property Values 122

Exodus 22:21-23:9: Religion That God Our Father Accepts as Pure and Faultless 128

Exodus 23:10-19: Making Time fen God 135

Exodus 23:20-33: You Cannot Serve God and … 141

Exodus 24:1-18: Feasting in God's presence 147

Exodus 25:1-27:21: Heaven and Earth United 153

Exodus 28:1-29:46: Serving in the Presence of God 159

Exodus 30:1-31:18: Gifted by God 165

Exodus 32:1-33:6: Actions Have Consequences 171

Exodus 33:7-34:35: God, Glory, and Goodness 177

Exodus 35:1-40:38: God in Our Midst 183

Notes 191

Bibliography 195

Index 199

Contributors 204

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