Okay so for our second read in the Bible Book Club I am posting a new post. We will be reading Exodus. Aplogies for it being so late. For advanced notice we will be reading Leviticus in June, for July will be Numbers, August will be Deutromney.
Okay, so I haven't posted for a while, but I thought we should start discussing. I decided for future reference we are not going to do Leviticus next, but I have some other plan for studying. I myself will post here soon, but I wanted you all to post what you like about Exodus's plot, account (I don't consider it a story), characters, literary elements and what not.
So Exodus. I would say Exdous overall is one of the longer books of the Bible, and since its in the Old Testament many of the OT books are longer because they cover historical information and records while a lot of NT are letters. Exodus also explains the events in which Israel "exits" Egypt (thus Exodus). Exodus acts as a sequel to Genesis, continuning Israel in Egypt and bringing up a new conflict- the Israelites are stuck in Egypt and Pharoah won't let them go. At the same time we also have the overall major conflict of the Bible, the issue of Sin, which gets solved in one way in the Gospels, and gets solved in a different way in Reveleation. Exodus again shows a repeated theme throughout the Bible, and that is Yahweh using indiviuals who were just your average peseant and using them for something great.