Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, and it continues the narrative of how the nation of Israel came to be. The book picks up in Egypt at Joseph’s death, then carries us through the story of the Israelites’ oppression in and removal from Egypt. Over the course of the tale, we see a number of narratively and theologically important events and stories: the burning bush, the ten plagues, the passover, the crossing of the sea, divine revelation at Sinai, reception of divine law, and the episode of the golden calf.
These are among some of the most famous stories in the bible, and they remain some of the most theologically significant in the Christian mindset. You should pursue this course if you want to learn more about how these stories came to be in their current form, and how to begin understanding and wrestling with the historical details.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: The Burning Bush
Week 3: The Plagues
Week 4: Passover
Week 5: The Crossing of the Sea
Week 6: Sinai
Week 7: The Book of the Covenant
Week 8: The Golden Calf