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The Book of Exodus

Dennis Bratcher

I. The Exodus Tradition (1:1-15:21)

A. Introduction and transition  (1:1-7)

B. Israel's slavery in Egypt (1:8-2:22)

C. Theological summary (2:23-25)

D. Call of Moses (3:1-4:17)

E. Death of hope (4:18-6:1)

F. Grace and covenant (6:2-7:7)

G. Plagues (7:8-11:10)

1. cycle 1: magic for magic (7:8-8:15)

2. cycle 2: nothing on earth (8:16-10:20

3. cycle 3: nothing in heaven (10:21-29)

4. cycle 4: 10th plague announced (11:1-10)

H. Passover (12:1-13:16)

I. The exodus and celebration (13:7-15:21)

II. The Wilderness Tradition (15:22-18:27)

A. Crises in the desert (15:22-16:36)

B. Journey to Sinai (17:1-18:27)

1. water from the rock (17:1-7)

2. war with Amalek (17:8-16)

3. Jethro's visit (18:1-27)

III. The Sinai Tradition (19:1-34:34)

A. Theophany (19:1-25)

B. Ten Words (20:1-21)

C. The Covenant Code (20:22-23:33)

D. Covenant ratification (24:1-11)

E. Torah and a holy people (24:12-31:18)

1. symbols and sacred space (24:12-27:21)

2. sacred people (28:1-29:46)

3. sacred things and time (30:1-31:18)

F. The golden calf

1. idolatry and consequences (32:1-35)

2. Moses' intercession (33:1-23)

3. covenant renewal (34:1-34)

IV. Priestly traditions (35:1-40:38)

A. Constructing the tabernacle and instruments (35:1-39:43)

B. Erection of tabernacle (40:1-38)

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