Exodus: The Oppression of Israel

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

Today I begin a series of studies on the book of Exodus. The book of Exodus describes the formation of Israel as a people chosen by God to carry out his work in the world. The book begins with events that occurred several years after the death of Joseph. The promises God made to Abraham were in jeopardy because his descendants were slaves in Egypt. God, however, continued to be faithful to the promises he made to Abraham. The book of Exodus details how God delivered Israel from their oppressive condition in Egypt by the hands of Moses and established a new relationship with the people through the promulgation of the covenant on Mount Sinai.

Pharaoh and the Midwives, James Tissot c. 1900

Moses was one of the most important figures in the Old Testament. The books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy describe several important aspects of his life. Theseā€¦

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