Category Archives: Lent

A Portable Mountain and Competing Calves – 40 Days of Exoduses (19)

Head and Body Having crossed the Red Sea, we enter into a new phase of Israel’s story. We have already observed the presence of the theme of the journey to the mountain in a number of previous studies and now … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Ear and the Doorpost – 40 Days of Exoduses (18)

Slavery A central theme of the story of the Exodus, one that we have not properly touched upon to this point, is that of the release of the slaves. YHWH comes as the kinsman redeemer of Israel, the one who … Continue reading

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Crushing the Dragon’s Head at the Crossing of the Sea – 40 Days of Exoduses (17)

Baptized into a New Creation The Red Sea crossing is the decisive moment of transition in the Exodus narrative. It is the watery threshold between slavery and freedom, between life in Egypt and the wanderings into the wilderness. It is … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of the Sons and a Midnight Meal – 40 Days of Exoduses (16)

The Announcement of the Death of the Firstborn In Exodus 11, YHWH declared the coming death of the firstborn. It is this plague that would be the last straw for Pharaoh and would finally lead to his acceding to YHWH’s … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Gods – 40 Days of Exoduses (15)

Signs, Wonders, and Plagues Within this study we will be looking at the signs, wonders, and plagues associated with the Exodus. The recounting of the signs and plagues accounts for much of the Exodus narrative and merit close attention. Before … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

Unfortunately, I missed two days of my 40 Days of Exoduses project during this week. I wasn’t able to catch up this weekend, but will hopefully manage to do so over the coming week. Day 11: False Phalluses and Despoiled … Continue reading

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The Women, the Dragon, and the Beautiful Child’s Exoduses – 40 Days of Exoduses (14)

Eve and the Dragon We have arrived at the beginning of the book of Exodus. The children of Israel have grown and increased in the land. Seventy direct descendants of Jacob had entered the land, but they had since become … Continue reading

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The Exodus INTO Egypt – 40 Days of Exoduses (13)

One of the most significant benefits of our study of exodus patterns in the book of Genesis to this point is that it frames the Exodus from Egypt as something other than an absolute and definitive datum of meaning, to … Continue reading

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Jacob in the Dark – 40 Days of Exoduses (12)

Laban Overtakes Jacob Our previous study took us up to the point of Jacob’s flight from Laban. Jacob has secretly taken his family, livestock, and possessions and fled across the river, towards the mountain, all unbeknownst to Laban, who was … Continue reading

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