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January 3, 2010

Bible Chapter Summations: Book Of Exodus

Filed under: Bible Chapter Summations — melchia @ 8:37 pm


The name means “going out” or departure”. While it refers to one of the most important events of the book, the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, other highly significant events are also found here, such as the oppression of the Chosen People in Egypt, the flight and call of Moses, and God’s covenant with the nation Israel at Sinai – an experience climaxed by His giving of the law (Ten Commandments) through Moses to the people. A code of secular laws is also included, and the latter part of the book contains an elaborate description of the sacred Ark of the Covenant and its ten (tabernacle), God’s place of dwelling among His people.

Bible Chapter Summations: Book Of Exodus

Exodus 1 – Tribe of Israel multiplies, new Pharaoh enslaves Israel

Exodus 2 – Pharaoh’s daughter finds child in river, raises Moses as own son, Moses kills Egyptian and flees to Midian

Exodus 3 – God speaks to Moses from burning bush, promises to deliver Israel from bondage (slavery)

Exodus 4 – God angry at Moses for unbelief, Aaron given as spokesman, Moses sent to Pharaoh to free the Israelites

Exodus 5 – Moses and Aaron confront Pharaoh, Pharaoh makes Israel work even harder

Exodus 6 – God makes Himself known as Jehovah, again reassures Moses through promises; Moses’ family tree is given

Exodus 7 – Moses 80 years old, Aaron 83 years old when they spoke to Pharaoh, Aaron’s rod turns into snake, water to blood

Exodus 8 – God sends plagues of frogs, gnats, and insect swarms

Exodus 9 – God sends plagues of livestock disease, body sores, and hail storm

Exodus 10 – God sends plagues of locusts and a thick darkness

Exodus 11 God tells Moses about the last plague

Exodus 12 – God institutes the Passover & Days of Unleavened Bread; all Egyptian first-born die, Israel spoils Egyptians and leaves the land

Exodus 13 – The Israelites leave Egypt

Exodus 14 – Pharaoh pursues Israelites, Israelites pass through the Red Sea on dry ground

Exodus 15 – Moses and Israel sing a victory song, bitter waters made sweet to drink

Exodus 16 – God sends manna six days a week

Exodus 17 – Israels murmurs about lack of water, defeat the Amalekites

Exodus 18 – Jethro (Moses’ father-in-law) advises Moses in appointing rulers to judge Israel

Exodus 19 – God asks Israel to keep His law, Israel agrees, God descends on Mt Sinai in an impressive physical show of power

Exodus 20 – God speaks the [first] ten commandments at Mt. Sinai

Exodus 21 – God gives judgments (decisions of law) concerning slaves, personal injury, killing, honour to parents, livestock

Exodus 22 – God gives laws concerning borrowing and stealing, sex, bestiality, sorcery, lending money, cursing,

Exodus 23 – God gives laws concerning justice, lies, bribes, land Sabbaths, spring Holy Days, angel guards/protects Israel

Exodus 24 – rehearsal of foregoing laws/10 commandments, with promise of blessings for obedience, ratification of O.T. covenant

Exodus 25 – God gives specifications for the ark of the covenant

Exodus 26 – God gives specifications for the tabernacle

Exodus 27 – God gives specifications for the altar and tabernacle court

Exodus 28 – God gives specifications for the priestly garments

Exodus 29 – Aaron elevated to high priest, God gives specifications for the priestly ordination

Exodus 30 – God gives specifications for the altar

Exodus 31 – God gives directions concerning the altar; laws concerning the Sabbath

Exodus 32 – The Israelites make a calf idol from gold; God is wrathful

Exodus 33 – Moses and Israel is given the reassurance of the promised land; Moses sees backside of God

Exodus 34 – Moses given instructions against idolatry and Holy Days of God, replaces stone tablets and receives more instruction

Exodus 35 – Moses gives the Israelites instructions on Sabbath worship, Israel gives freewill offerings for the Tabernacle

Exodus 36 – Israelite craftsmen construct the Tabernacle

Exodus 37 – Israelite craftsmen continue the Tabernacle

Exodus 38 – Israelite craftsmen furnish the tabernacle

Exodus 39 – Israelite craftsmen finish the tabernacle

Exodus 40 – Ark brought into Tabernacle, Aaron and sons anointed into priests office, God fills the Tabernacle with his glory

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