Exodus

This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.

Jan. 15 2021 12:01AM

Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.

Jan. 8 2021 12:00AM

It’s what the Puritans did.

Ed Simon
Nov. 27 2020 1:01AM

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