series: Teach the Text Commentary Series
Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
For sheer spectacle, you can hardly beat the book of Exodus: a murderous king, God's appearance to Moses in the burning bush, the series of miraculous signs in Egypt, the Passover, the parting of the Sea of Reeds, and the giving of the law at Mount Sinai. The events of Exodus form the foundation for understanding God and his plan of salvation, serving as the paradigm for the saving ministry of Jesus Christ.
God delivers the nation of Israel out of Egypt, but more importantly, he comes to dwell in their midst, beginning the restoration of the broken fellowship with humanity that began at the fall. T. Desmond Alexander skillfully comments on this important biblical text, providing key background information, theological nuances, and interpretive insights to help pastors, teachers, and readers understand and apply the lessons of Exodus to the Christian life today.
T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, The Queen's University, Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Ireland. He is the coeditor of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land.
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