Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series)
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About "Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series)"
Recounting the greatest event of divine salvation in the Old Testament, the book of Exodus is not merely a story about the Lord God rescuing enslaved Israelites from the power of a despotic and xenophobic dictator. More importantly, it highlights how a compassionate and justice-seeking God transforms the lives of victimized people so that they may experience life in all its fullness in his holy presence. The story of Exodus illustrates an all-important paradigm for understanding the nature and goal of divine salvation, anticipating an even greater exodus that will come through Jesus Christ. Desmond Alexander grapples with the varied complexities of the carefully constructed literary collage of Exodus. As an integral part of the longer narrative that runs from Genesis to 2 Kings, Exodus recounts a dramatic and unified story of how the Israelites come to a deeper and closer relationship with the Lord God. Narrating past events, Exodus speaks to contemporary society, revealing a God who passionately desires to draw people into an intimate and exclusive relationship with himself. This detailed commentary sheds light on one of the most influential books ever written.
Meet the Author
T Desmond Alexander
T. Desmond Alexander (Ph.D., Queen's University, Belfast) is director of Christian training, Union Theological College, Belfast, and formerly lecturer in Semitic studies at The Queen's University in Belfast. He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch; From Eden to the New Jerusalem: Exploring Gods plan for life on earth; Abraham in the Negev; The Book of Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary) and Jonah (Tyndale Old Tesament Commentary), and he is a coeditor (with Brian S. Rosner) of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (with David W. Baker).
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