The Exodus is one of the most well-known and important events in Scripture. Anyone who attended virtually any form of Sunday School knows something about the Exodus. It is, if you will, a watershed moment. Unfortunately, many of the details behind the Exodus are vague or unknown to most believers. The key to understanding the lessons of the Exodus is embodied in the details.
In real time the situation may have looked grim to the Israelites, but from our perspective in the twenty-first century, it teaches us how God works in the lives of His people. It serves as an illustration of how God cares for those He has chosen. We get a glimpse of how God works all things together for good. How much we learn from this lesson is dependent on how well we know the details of the Exodus.
That’s where the The Exodus: From: Passover to the Promised Land comes in. This newly published work is concise and highly informative. In expected Rose fashion we are provided with a succinct and easy to understand text which is well appointed with charts and graphs to accent one’s understanding.
While this pamphlet may be brief – fourteen pages, it is filled to capacity with valuable information. It address all of the basic instruction that one needs to know about the Exodus. “Basic” is the key word here. It does not delve into scholarly minutiae.
There are ten sections to this publication. (I hesitate to call them chapters.) It begins with a brief description of “What” the Exodus was accompanied by a basic historic timeline leading up to the event. Next is an informative discussion of “When” the Exodus happened. This section covers the two major theories concerning the timing – the High Date and the Low Date. It is also accompanied by a basic timeline. Section three is a brief introduction to the “Five Key People of the Exodus.” Section four focuses on the “Ten Plagues” with a highly illustrative chart describing the plague and the Egyptian gods against whom it was targeted each dealt with individually. “Biblical Feasts Related to the Exodus” follows next giving us an understanding of four feasts.
So what route did the Exodus take? Section six gives us the three currently accepted possibilities accompanied by a map for all three. Sections seven through nine cover “God’s Provision, Judgment and Presence” all detailed nicely with charts describing how God interacts with His people in all three areas. The book ends with a short introduction to the Passover and its meaning.
The Exodus: From: Passover to the Promised Land is an excellent introduction to the Exodus and the many facets involved. It is highly recommended as Sunday School, group Bible study, or personal study material. You won’t get bogged down with scholarly detail or argumentation. It provides an overview of a critical event of world history from a biblical perspective aimed at increasing the biblical knowledge of believers.
Disclaimer: This volume was provided to me by Rose Publishing for a fair and honest review.