The Message of Exodus

The Message of Exodus

The Days of Our Pilgrimage

The Bible Speaks Today Series

by J. A. Motyer

The Message of Exodus
  • Length: 329 pages
  • Published: March 10, 2005
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2427-4
  • Item Code: 2427
  • Case Quantity: 32

When the Lord promised the land of Canaan to Abram and his descendants (Gen 15:7), every part of it was already occupied by other peoples. The long journey to possession of the Promised Land was prepared by God, yet it led through a path of adversity. We, the readers of the Old Testament, are left to wonder why.

In this engaging Bible Speaks Today commentary on Exodus, J. Alec Motyer explores the character of God through his covenant promises and persistent faithfulness to the people of Israel. Through the story of Israel we are exposed to an unquenchable fire: God the Savior, the Companion and the Indweller, who will not fail those who so often fail him.

"Motyer is largely successful in making the book of Exodus speak today. Motyer has clearly grappled with the Hebrew text in preparing his expositions, and thus his expositions are grounded on a scholarly analysis of the text."

Stone Campbell Journal, Spring 2007


General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
1. Days of Darkness (1:1--2:10)
2. The Turning Point (2:11-25)
3. Old Moses . . . New Moses (3:1-10)
4. A Sneak Preview (3:11--7:7)
5. The God Who Is Sufficient (3:11--22)
6. The God Who Is Able (4:1--31)
7. Interlude: Into the Arena (4:14--28)
8. Yes . . . No . . . Why? . . . Now (4:29--7:7)
9. Viewpoint (7:8--13:16)
10. Why the Plagues? (7:14--10:29)
11. Why the Passover? (11:1--12:42)
12. Remember and Respond (12:14--13:16)
13. The Next Stage: the Companionate God
14. God's Curious Ways (13:17--17:16)
15. Where We've Reached and Where We're Going (19:1-2)
16. To Meet with God (19:3--25)
17. The Ten Words (20:1-20)
18. The Lord Means His Law and Loves His People (20:22--24:11)
19. The Lord's Tent (24:12--27:19)
20. The Way Into the Holiest (27:20--30:10)
21. Practicalities (30:11--31:18)
22. A Dreadful Step Back, a Huge Step Forward (32:1--34:35)
23. The Glory Cloud (35--40)

J. Alec Motyer

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today series.

Read about his legacy in this article in memoriam from the Gospel Coalition.