Exodus

And for why it matters.

James Hoffmeier
Aug. 28 2020 12:01AM

The author of our April essay joins us to talk about how to read the book of Exodus, how the Israelites became a people, and plenty more.

May 15 2020 12:01AM

He is still full of hope, and so—in replying to those who would misunderstand me and my method of reading the Bible—am I.

April 29 2020 1:14AM

The conventional assignment of the family birthright to the firstborn comes under criticism in all of the family stories in Genesis; in Exodus, the issue becomes even more complicated.

April 27 2020 12:01AM

A famous and sorely misunderstood painting of Napoleon touching plague victims in Palestine illuminates the current moment.

April 21 2020 12:15AM

It’s hard to extract universal philosophical or political lessons from a set of books that is so resolutely particular.

April 20 2020 12:01AM

An expression of God’s enduring compassion.

Mark Gottlieb
April 17 2020 12:01AM

Read to its tragic depths, the Bible suggests that the last, cruelest laugh is always on God.

April 13 2020 12:01AM

Is there a difference between pestilence and plague?

April 8 2020 12:01AM

There’s a great deal more at stake in Exodus than getting the slaves out of Egypt. What might it be?

April 6 2020 12:01AM

“We shall do and we shall understand.”

Feb. 21 2020 12:01AM

Perhaps they weren’t so multitudinous after all.

David Zucker
Jan. 31 2020 12:01AM