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Book of Exodus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The story of God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Records the Israelites’ journey to Mount Sinai, where they agree to become God’s covenant people and begin to learn how to worship and obey Him.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Exodus, Book of
Exodus, Book of The story of God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Records the Israelites’ journey to Mount Sinai, where they agree to become God’s covenant people and begin to learn how to worship and obey Him.
Exodus, Book of, Critical Issues
Exodus, Book of, Critical Issues Overview of interpretive issues related to the book of Exodus raised by various approaches in biblical scholarship.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Exodus, Book of
Exodus, Book of. Second book of the Bible, containing the story of God’s liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Few books of the OT are as important historically and theologically as the Book of Exodus.Historically, the exodus event was the birth of Israel as a nation. At Mt Sinai
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Exodus, Book of
EXODUS, BOOK OF Second book of the Bible, containing the story of God’s liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Few books of the OT are as important historically and theologically as the book of Exodus.Historically, the exodus event was the birth of Israel as a nation. At Mt Sinai
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Exodus, Book Of
Exodus, book of, the second of the Five Books of Moses (the Torah) of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible); it is the second book of the Pentateuch of the Christian ot. The name Exodus is taken from the lxx’s name for the book, exodos, which means “an exit” or “a going out,” found in 19:1 and 23:16. The Hebrew
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Exodus, Book of (Writing)
EXODUS, BOOK OFThe NameThe second book of the Torah (the law) was named shmôth by the Jews. They customarily entitled the books of their sacred Scriptures by one or more of the opening words which for this book are w’ēlleh shmôth, “and these are the names …” The English name is derived from its
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Exodus, Book Of
Exodus, Book ofThe second book in the OT and one of five books that make up the Torah or Pentateuch. The title “Exodus” is from the Greek or LXX translation of the Hebrew text (MT) and emphasizes the event of Israel leaving Egypt. In Hebrew the title of the book is Šĕmôṯ, from the opening words,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Exodus, Book of (Writing)
Exodus, Book of. †The second book of the Old Testament, and the second of the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses. The English title derives from Gk. éxodos “departure,” the name accorded it by the LXX (cf. Vulg. Lat. Exodus) on the basis of its theme of divine deliverance (cf. Exod. 19:1).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Exodus, Book Of
EXODUS, BOOK OF The second book of the Old Testament and the second book of the Pentateuch. The Hebrew title for Exodus is wěʾlleh šěmôt, meaning “and these are the names” (Exod 1:1), which restates Gen 46:8: “Now these are the names of the Israelites, Jacob and his offspring, who came to Egypt.” The
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Exodus, Book of
Exodus, Book of. The second Book of the *Pentateuch. The English title follows the Gk. and Lat. versions, the Heb. title (וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת ‘And these are the names’) being the first words of the text. The Book records the events attending the ‘Exodus’ (i.e. the release of the Israelites under *Moses
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