OT306 Book Study: Exodus

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Explore the themes of salvation, law, and God’s presence in the book of Exodus with award-winning Old Testament scholar Dr. Tremper Longman. This course takes you step by step through Israel’s salvation from Egyptian bondage, their receiving of God’s law, and His command to build the tabernacle. Dr. Longman then connects these events to the New Testament. Learn how Jesus is the fulfillment of the exodus and how specific events mirror Jesus’ life and ministry. Get answers to questions such as, who wrote the Torah? How do we read the law from a Christian perspective? Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament? You’ll learn why this ancient text is so important, and just how culturally relevant it is today.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m

The Genre and Style of Exodus

Exodus in the Torah

Exodus in the Torah

2m
Genre and Reading Strategy

Genre and Reading Strategy

3m
Exodus as Theological History

Exodus as Theological History

3m
A Focus on God

A Focus on God

1m
Exodus as Law

Exodus as Law

3m
Identifying and Searching Law Types

Identifying and Searching Law Types

4m
Biblical Narrative

Biblical Narrative

8m
Biblical Poetry

Biblical Poetry

6m
Identifying Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry

Identifying Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry

4m

The Authorship of Exodus

The Traditional View

The Traditional View

6m
Using Factbook and Favorites to Create an Introduction to Exodus

Using Factbook and Favorites to Create an Introduction to Exodus

3m
Witnesses to Other Authors

Witnesses to Other Authors

5m
Use of Sources

Use of Sources

4m
Evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis

Evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis

9m
Sources in the Documentary Hypothesis

Sources in the Documentary Hypothesis

5m
A Response to the Documentary Hypothesis

A Response to the Documentary Hypothesis

4m

Approaching Exodus

The Importance of the Final Form

The Importance of the Final Form

1m
The Structure of the Book

The Structure of the Book

1m
An Exegetical, Christological, and Practical Approach

An Exegetical, Christological, and Practical Approach

4m

God Saves Israel (Exodus 1–18)

Overview

Overview

2m
Connections to Genesis

Connections to Genesis

3m
The Situation in Egypt

The Situation in Egypt

5m
The Birth of Moses

The Birth of Moses

8m
Discovering Parallel Accounts to the Moses Birth Story

Discovering Parallel Accounts to the Moses Birth Story

3m
Moses Flees to Midian

Moses Flees to Midian

3m
The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

7m
The Prophet’s Confirming Signs

The Prophet’s Confirming Signs

3m
Moses’ Reluctance and Return to Egypt

Moses’ Reluctance and Return to Egypt

4m
Moses in Pharaoh’s Court

Moses in Pharaoh’s Court

3m
The Plagues and the Gods of Egypt

The Plagues and the Gods of Egypt

7m
Searching for Different Translations of Elohim

Searching for Different Translations of Elohim

4m
The Plagues and Natural Phenomena

The Plagues and Natural Phenomena

7m
The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

3m
The Final Plague

The Final Plague

4m
Crossing the Sea

Crossing the Sea

8m
Locating the Yam Suph

Locating the Yam Suph

4m
The Number of Israelites

The Number of Israelites

3m
From Joy to Grumbling

From Joy to Grumbling

4m
Amalekite Attacks

Amalekite Attacks

6m
Back in Midian

Back in Midian

2m
Finding and Comparing Outlines of Exodus

Finding and Comparing Outlines of Exodus

6m

The Historicity of the Exodus

The Case for an Early Date

The Case for an Early Date

4m
Challenges to the Early Date

Challenges to the Early Date

4m
The Case for a Late Date

The Case for a Late Date

3m
The Minimalist Approach

The Minimalist Approach

12m
Discovering Ancient Inscriptions Related to Exodus

Discovering Ancient Inscriptions Related to Exodus

4m
Summary of the Debate

Summary of the Debate

4m

A Biblical Theology of the Exodus

Reactualizing and Remembering the Exodus

Reactualizing and Remembering the Exodus

9m
The Prophets and a Second Exodus

The Prophets and a Second Exodus

7m
Jesus and the Exodus

Jesus and the Exodus

11m

God Gives Israel His Law (Exodus 19–24)

Assembling at Mount Sinai

Assembling at Mount Sinai

9m
The First Four Commandments

The First Four Commandments

12m
Comparing Different Numbering Schemes of the Ten Commandments

Comparing Different Numbering Schemes of the Ten Commandments

3m
The Last Six Commandments

The Last Six Commandments

16m
Case Law

Case Law

6m
Case Law: Slavery

Case Law: Slavery

12m
Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Slavery Laws

Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Slavery Laws

4m
Case Law: Manslaughter

Case Law: Manslaughter

4m
Case Law: A Rebellious Child

Case Law: A Rebellious Child

11m
Case Law: A Pregnant Woman Involved in a Fight

Case Law: A Pregnant Woman Involved in a Fight

5m
Case Law: The Goring Ox

Case Law: The Goring Ox

6m
Case Law: Thieves and Vulnerable People

Case Law: Thieves and Vulnerable People

6m
Case Law: The Goat in Its Mother’s Milk

Case Law: The Goat in Its Mother’s Milk

6m
Case Law: The Roof Fence

Case Law: The Roof Fence

3m
The Law from Paul’s Perspective

The Law from Paul’s Perspective

14m
Jesus’ Relationship to the Law

Jesus’ Relationship to the Law

2m
The Law from James’ Perspective

The Law from James’ Perspective

7m
Understanding James and Paul

Understanding James and Paul

6m
Jesus’ Teaching on the Law

Jesus’ Teaching on the Law

6m
The Law and the Christian

The Law and the Christian

5m
Applying Case Law: The Roof Fence

Applying Case Law: The Roof Fence

9m
Applying Case Law: The Altar Law

Applying Case Law: The Altar Law

4m
Applying Case Law: Slavery

Applying Case Law: Slavery

12m
Applying Case Law: Manslaughter and the Rebellious Child

Applying Case Law: Manslaughter and the Rebellious Child

5m
Applying Case Law: The Pregnant Woman and the Goring Ox

Applying Case Law: The Pregnant Woman and the Goring Ox

5m
Applying Case Law: Vulnerable People

Applying Case Law: Vulnerable People

3m
Applying Case Law: Thieves and Baby Goats

Applying Case Law: Thieves and Baby Goats

2m
The Debate over Sabbath

The Debate over Sabbath

17m

God’s Tabernacle Instructions (Exodus 25–31)

The Command and Plan to Build

The Command and Plan to Build

7m
The Arrangement of the Camp

The Arrangement of the Camp

6m
Touring the Tabernacle with Faithlife Study Bible Infographics

Touring the Tabernacle with Faithlife Study Bible Infographics

4m
The Curtains: Heaven on Earth

The Curtains: Heaven on Earth

7m
The Metals: Gradations of Holiness

The Metals: Gradations of Holiness

6m
The Ark of the Covenant: God’s Presence

The Ark of the Covenant: God’s Presence

5m
The Lampstand: The Garden of Eden

The Lampstand: The Garden of Eden

5m
The Incense Altar: A Sweet Savor

The Incense Altar: A Sweet Savor

5m
The Table of the Bread of Presence: The Covenant Relationship

The Table of the Bread of Presence: The Covenant Relationship

4m
The Altar of Sacrifice

The Altar of Sacrifice

6m
Creation as a Cosmic Sanctuary

Creation as a Cosmic Sanctuary

3m

A Biblical Theology of God’s Presence

The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

7m
The Patriarchal Altar

The Patriarchal Altar

4m
The Tabernacle

The Tabernacle

2m
The Temple: Building a House

The Temple: Building a House

7m
The Temple: The Law of Centralization

The Temple: The Law of Centralization

10m
The Temple and the Tabernacle

The Temple and the Tabernacle

6m
The Temple: Solomon’s Dedication

The Temple: Solomon’s Dedication

8m
Jesus and the Presence of God

Jesus and the Presence of God

6m
The Church and the New Jerusalem

The Church and the New Jerusalem

3m

The Priesthood

The Priests’ Ordination

The Priests’ Ordination

6m
The Priests’ Garments

The Priests’ Garments

9m
More Priestly Garments

More Priestly Garments

3m
The Levites

The Levites

7m
Guards of God’s Holiness

Guards of God’s Holiness

8m
Jesus and the Priesthood

Jesus and the Priesthood

6m

Moses as Prophet

Moses the Model

Moses the Model

5m
Moses’ Predecessor, Abraham

Moses’ Predecessor, Abraham

2m
Moses’ Successors

Moses’ Successors

4m
Performing a Word Study on “Prayer”

Performing a Word Study on “Prayer”

4m
Jesus the Prophet

Jesus the Prophet

3m

Addendum: Violence in the Old Testament

Herem Warfare

Herem Warfare

9m
Studying the Day of Atonement with the Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices Interactive

Studying the Day of Atonement with the Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices Interactive

4m
Spiritual Preparation for Battle

Spiritual Preparation for Battle

6m
During the Battle

During the Battle

5m
After the Battle

After the Battle

2m
Phase 1: God Fights for Israel

Phase 1: God Fights for Israel

1m
Phase 2: God Fights against Israel

Phase 2: God Fights against Israel

5m
Phase 3: God Fights Israel’s Oppressors

Phase 3: God Fights Israel’s Oppressors

4m
Phase 4: Jesus Fights God’s Enemies

Phase 4: Jesus Fights God’s Enemies

5m
Phase 5: Jesus Fights the Final Battle

Phase 5: Jesus Fights the Final Battle

2m
The Christian and Divine Violence

The Christian and Divine Violence

5m

Conclusion

Review and Summary

Review and Summary

6m