Fourth Sunday of Lent: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

I dropped a couple of days this week. At present I am four days behind in total. I have slightly more on my plate this next week, so I am not sure whether or not I will be able to post. However, the series will definitely be completed, even if I have to overrun Lent in order to do so. I might post an outline of the posts to come at some point soon, so that you know what to look forward to.

Day 15: The Battle of the Gods

The purpose of signs and wonders – Moses’s three signs and their meaning – Conflict with the magicians – Egypt’s plague of corruption – The order of the plagues – The battle of the gods

Day 16: The Sacrifice of the Sons and a Midnight Meal

The announcement of the death of the firstborn – The meaning of the firstborn son – Institution of the Passover – Meaning of the memorial – The sacrifice of Israel’s firstborn – Other themes in the Passover

Day 17: Crushing the Dragon’s Head at the Crossing of the Sea

Water crossings and transitions – A world framed by water – Preparing for the crossing – Red Sea crossing as new creation – The battle of YHWH – The Song of the Sea as liturgical memorial

Day 18: The Ear and the Doorpost

Biblical teaching and practice of slavery – Pharaoh as cruel master – Legal background to the Exodus – Competing masters – Adopted servants – The boring of the ear

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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