Exodus

Book, 2000, 496 pp
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Waldemar Janzen (Mennonite Church) offers a fresh approach to the book of Exodus. The liberation from Egypt is a prelude to Israel's unique calling to model before the nations a new life of service under God. Exodus portrays how God, through his servant Moses, wages a dramatic battle with Egypt's mighty ruler for the release of enslaved Israel.

After wresting Israel from Pharaoh's enslavement, God fights for the soul of his doubting and resistant people. Even after Israel's covenant commitment to be God's "priestly kingdom and holy nation," Israel breaks away again.

God's grace wrests Israel away once more, this time from captivity to its own doubts, fears, and self-centeredness. In the last chapters, Exodus portrays a people focused in faith on the imageless presence of God in its midst.

This book presents essays on themes useful for teaching, preaching, and Bible study; bibliographies; charts; a map; and an index.

"Janzen's sensitivity to the theological texture and narrative drama of Exodus, coupled with his engaging, personal style of presentation, makes his commentary eminently useful as a source of theological reflection for pastors and lay people of all faith traditions." -- William P. Brown, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond

"Janzen's work gave our lay preaching team many insights and a framework and story line for understanding Exodus." -- Gary Harder, Pastor, Toronto United Mennonite Church

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