Where did the name “Exodus” come from? Greek term exodos means “a going out” or “departure.” To help you remember the theme, just think of the word ‘exit’ and how it sounds like ‘Exodus.’ They could say, “We are the people of God—let’s exit-us out of here.”
Purpose of Exodus
- “The overarching theme of Exodus is the fulfillment of God’s promises to the patriarchs that he would make their descendants a great nation. This is carried out despite the opposition of the greatest superpower in the ancient world at the time, Egypt, and despite the unbelief and disobedience of the people themselves.”
- In this book, we will see the nature of the slavery, how God rescues, and then how He sets up His people’s government and life as a people God has not forgotten. In the process, He promises them a land, a land promised to the patriarchs of old.
- Moses serves as the mediator of the covenant between God and His people.
- God is ever-present among His people, showing Himself in various places (burning bush, Mount Sinai) and also giving His commandments and instructions to His people—instructions they were perpetually neglecting.
Where is Christ in Exodus?