Here's our "pick three" for outstanding Exodus commentaries.
The Book of Exodus; A Critical, Theological Commentary by Brevard Childs
Taking a pioneering approach to commentary writing, Brevard Childs
gives an entirely original treatment to the book of Exodus. Apart from
the philological notes and translation, this commentary includes a
form-critical section, looking at the growth of the tradition in its
previous stages; a consideration of the meaning of the text in its
present form; and a consideration of its meaning in its total Old
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Exodus: Saved for God's Glory by Philip Graham Ryken
To read Exodus is to encounter God. The book is about the mercy,
justice, holiness, and glory of almighty God, who rules history by his
sovereign power, saves the people of his covenant, and delivers his
people from bondage. Once heard, the stories recorded in Exodus leave a
lasting impression. Readers return to these great acts of redemption
again and again because they give captives the hope of freedom.
this Preaching the Word volume, Philip Graham Ryken mines the majestic
book of Exodus for knowledge of God's character and instruction for his
followers. So much can be learned about God through the accounts of his
deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, his many divine interventions
for them, and his transformation of them into an independent nation.
once theologically instructive and decidedly practical, this commentary
moves readers to great rejoicing at God's work in the life of every
person following him on the path to spiritual freedom. Ryken skillfully
relates how the Israelites' deliverance from slavery anticipated the
salvation accomplished in Jesus Christ, proving that God remembers his
covenant and always delivers on his promises. For those who preach,
teach, and study God's Word, this book is more than just a commentary;
it is a celebration of God's faithfulness.
The Message of Exodus: The Days of Our Pilgrimage by J.A. Motyer
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 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.
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