Lesson 2 of 5
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Outline of Exodus

1. Servitude in and Deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 1:1-15:21)

A.  Growth, Bondage, and Survival (Exodus 1:1-2:25)

As Joseph recedes from memory, Israel enters into ever-intensifying bondage in Egypt until they cry out and get noticed.

B.  Call and Preparation of Moses (Exodus 3:1-7:7)

Moses is called by God to bring Israel out of Egypt; early preparations encounter resistance.

C.  Plagues (Exodus 7:8-10:29)

God both solidifies and breaks down Pharaoh’s resistance.

D.  Preparations for Departure and Commemoration (Exodus 11:1-13:16)

The institution of the Passover centers Israel’s preparation for leaving Egypt.

E.  Crossing at the Sea (Exodus 13:17-14:31)

At the sea, God defeats Pharaoh and his forces, and Israel moves outside of Egypt.

F.   Songs at the Sea (Exodus 15:1-21)

Israel celebrates the victory of their God.

2. Journey to Sinai (Exodus 15:22-18:27)

A.  Testing God (Exodus 15:22-17:7)

God tests Israel’s obedience and provides for their needs while Israel tests God through challenging Moses’ leadership.

B.  Defeat of the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16)

Israel encounters its first enemy outside of Egypt.

C.  Structuring for Everyday (Exodus 18:1-27)

Moses tells his father-in-law what God has done, and his father-in-law offers suggestions for handling the routine affairs of governance.

3. Revelation at Sinai (Exodus 19:1-24:18)

A.  God at Sinai (Exodus 19:1-25)

In a theophany, God appears to Israel and Israel pledges its obedience.

B.  The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-21)

The Ten Commandments are disclosed directly to Israel.

C.  The Book of the Covenant (Exodus 20:22-23:33)

Moses receives statutes and ordinances that govern both Israel’s social relationships and sacrificial calendar.

D.  The Covenant Sealed (Exodus 24:1-18)

Israel and God seal their covenantal relationship

4. Instructions for Tabernacle and Priesthood (Exodus 25:1-31:18)

Moses receives instructions for building the tabernacle, for its furnishings, and for priestly garments.

5. Rebellion, Forgiveness, and Renewed Presence (Exodus 32:1-34:35)

A.  The Golden Calf (Exodus 32:1-6)

Israel constructs a golden calf in the absence of Moses.

B.  Dialogue: Petition, Forgiveness, and Presence (Exodus 32:7-34:9)

God decides to abandon Israel, but Moses succeeds in petitioning God to forgive and to remain among Israel.

C.  Covenant Renewed (Exodus 34:10-35)

The covenant between God and Israel is renewed by God.

6. Following Instructions (Exodus 35:1-40:38)

In an act of obedience, the tabernacle and priestly garments are made exactly as instructed.