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Exodus
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Exodus
Exodus (ἔξοδος, exodos; “a way out” or “departure”). In the Bible, the exodus refers to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, led by Moses.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Exodus, The
EXODUS, THE. “Exodus” is simply the Latin form of the Gk term exodos, for an exit or “going out”—even today, each passenger who steps out of a Greek motor bus exits from a door marked exodos. Regarding the OT, the word applies above all else to the clans of Israel leaving Egypt, to settle back in Canaan
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Exodus, The
Exodus, The. Departure of Israel from Egypt led by Moses. The exodus was one of the most significant events in the history of the Hebrews. It was a unique demonstration of God’s power on behalf of his people, who were working under conditions of forced labor for the Egyptians. So dramatic were the circumstances
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Exodus, the
EXODUS, THE Departure of Israel from Egypt led by Moses. The exodus was one of the most significant events in the history of the Hebrews. It was a unique demonstration of God’s power on behalf of his people, who were working under conditions of forced labor for the Egyptians. So dramatic were the circumstances
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Exodus, The
exodus, the, the successful escape of the Hebrews/Israelites from hardship and forced labor in northern Egypt. According to Genesis, Jacob (Israel) and his sons settled in Egypt because one of those sons, Joseph, had achieved a position of power and prestige there (37, 39–50). The book of Exodus, however,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Exodus, the
EXODUS, THE. The crucial event in Israel’s history is the Exodus. It was the mighty deliverance performed by the Lord in bringing the entire people of Israel out from Egyptian slavery and into the Promised Land. This departure from Egypt and consequent migration toward Canaan umder Moses’ leadership
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Exodus
EXODUS. This event marked the birth of Israel as a nation and—through the immediately following covenant at Sinai—as a theocracy.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Exodus
ExodusThe series of events experienced by the Israelites under the leadership of Moses when they left the land of Goshen, located in the northeastern Nile Delta of Lower Egypt, and made their way south to Mt. Sinai. Events preceding the Exodus include the 10 plagues and the Passover. The Exodus also
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Exodus
Exodus [ĕkˊsə dəs] (Gk. éxodos “a going out”).† Israel’s departure from Egyptian captivity, central to Hebrew thought as the primary act of divine deliverance.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Exodus
EXODUS (Greek, “going out”) The departure of the Israelites from Egypt. The narrative encompasses the suffering of the Israelites, the emergence and activities of Moses, the ten plagues, and the final passage from Egypt.I. The Story of the ExodusA. Bondage in EgyptB. Escape from EgyptC. Crossing
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Exodus the
Exodus, The, of the Israelites from Egypt. The common chronology places the date of this event at b.c. 1491, deriving it in this way:—In 1 Kings 6:1 it is stated that the building of the temple, in the fourth year of Solomon, was in the 480th year after the exodus. The fourth year of Solomon was about
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Exodus, the
EXODUS, THE. The great deliverance extended to the Israelites when “the Lord brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt” (Ex. 12:51), “with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm” (Deut. 26:8), that is, “with full manifestation of divine power.”
Key passages
Ex 12:33–42

And the Egyptians urged the people in order to hurry their release from the land, because they said, “All of us will die!” And the people lifted up their dough before it had yeast; their kneading troughs were wrapped up in their cloaks on their shoulder. And the Israelites did according …

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