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Week 6 Chronological Bible Reading – 2014

Begins Monday February 10th

Week 6 – 2014 February
Monday 10 Exodus  14 – 15
Tuesday 11 Exodus  16 – 18
Wednesday 12 Exodus  19 – 21
Thursday 13 Exodus  22 – 24
Friday 14 Exodus  25 – 27
Saturday 15 Exodus  28 – 29
Sunday 16 Exodus  30 – 31

Exodus

Author:  Moses

Date:  1450-1410 B.C.

Theme:  The theme of Exodus is the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, in fulfillment of the promise made by God in Genesis 15: 13-14. The book records the birth of the nation of Israel, the giving of the law, and the origin of ritual worship.

Exodus begins where Genesis left off; with the relocation of Jacob and his descendants to Egypt, in fulfillment of Genesis 15:13a. But in fulfillment of 15:13b, the Israelites are soon enslaved and oppressed by the Egyptians. The rest of the book begins to fulfill Genesis 15:14, 16—the exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. The majority of Exodus concentrates on the eighty-one years between the birth of Moses and the setting up of the tabernacle (1526-1445 B.C.)

The name Yahweh first appears in chapter 3. God proclaims that He has “come down” –that He is specially present on Earth to deliver His people from bondage and lead them into the bountiful land of promise. Moses is the one who first gets introduced to God in this way. That’s important because of the job set before him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But before Moses will lead God’s people, he wants to know His name. God tells him,”I am who I am.”  This combination of Yahweh and Ehyeh (“I am”) implies more than God’s existence, it implies His intimate presence, His readiness to save and to act for His people, and the constancy of His character. Thus, we can define Yahweh as “I am truly present, ready to save and to act, just as I have always been.”

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