Category Archives: Exodus

Giving, and the Israelites’ Donations for the Tabernacle

At church this morning, the pastor’s sermon was about Jesus being the bread of life. The pastor quoted Albert Schweitzer, who said that we are nourished when we serve and feel as if we’re a part of something larger than … Continue reading

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Worshiping a Benevolent (Yet Scary) God

At church this morning, the pastor talked about how heaven will be a place where multitudes of people praise and worship God.  I’m not sure to what extent I identify with this.  I know that I have good memories of … Continue reading

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Completing Childs’ Commentary on Exodus

I finished Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus.  I’ll just start writing about something in the book that interested me, and go from there. An issue that has been in my mind as I have read this book … Continue reading

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Childs on the Covenant Code and Exodus 24

For my write-up today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I will be a little more general than I usually am in my write-ups, since I am a little tired right now.  (Although this post will appear … Continue reading

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Childs on Sinai and the Decalogue

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, the topics were Sinai and the Decalogue. Something that I appreciated as I read Childs’ comments on the Sinai story in Exodus 19-20 was how difficult the … Continue reading

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Childs’ Heart Is in the Right Place, but I Still Have Issues

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I read forty pages, plus I reread Childs’ “Preface” and “Introduction”. Childs expresses many of the problems I have with the historical-critical method (and I include under … Continue reading

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Childs on the Red Sea, Manna, and Natural Causes

For my write-up today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, I will talk some about his treatment of two topics: the Red Sea event in Exodus 14, and the manna.  In Childs’ discussion of these topics, he … Continue reading

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Childs Spells Out His Methodology Some More

In my reading today of Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus, Childs spells out some of the aspects of canonical criticism that I was discussing yesterday: his view that scholars should look at the final form of the … Continue reading

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Beginning Childs’ Commentary on Exodus

I started Brevard Childs’ commentary on the Book of Exodus.  Childs looks at the Book of Exodus from a historical-critical perspective, as he acknowledges such things as various sources and redaction.  But Childs also considers the interpretation and use of … Continue reading

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