Exodus

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Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to Moses, who like wrote it during in the wilderness wanderings. Its purpose is to recite the origin of the nation of Israel, which resulted from the exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. The theme of the book is the salvation of God. Commentaries on Exodus often address the nation’s departure from Egypt, the giving of the Law, and God’s instructions regarding worship and the Tabernacle.

Exodus (NAC) by Douglas K. Stuart

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  • Keith Mathison: ranked #1 commentary on Exodus, "Stuart’s comments on the biblical text are clear and readable. The more technical issues are relegated to the footnotes. This is now the first commentary on Exodus to which I turn."

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Exodus (NIVAC) by Peter Enns

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Exodus
  • Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars

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The Message of Exodus (BST) by J.A. Motyer

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  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Exodus, "On almost every page, the reader finds helpful insights into the meaning of the second book of Moses. Very highly recommended."

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Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary by Victor P. Hamilton

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Book of Exodus (OTL) by Brevard S. Childs

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  • Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Exodus, "Because of the author’s critical stance and the book’s technical nature, I can only recommend this commentary to discerning pastors and teachers."

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Exodus (College Press) by Randall C. Bailey

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Exodus (Preaching the Word) by Philip Graham Ryken

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Exodus, "His massive expository commentary is a goldmine for preachers. It is theologically deep and refreshingly practical, all the while remaining very readable."

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Exodus (For You) by Tim Chester

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Exodus (TOTC) by R. Alan Cole

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Exodus (Teach the Text) by T. Desmond Alexander

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Exodus (AOTC) by T. Desmond Alexander

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Exodus (WBC) by John I. Durham

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A Commentary on Exodus (KEL) by Duane Garrett

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Genesis, Exodus (CBC) by John N. Oswalt

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Exodus (Mentor) by John L. Mackay

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Exodus, "[Mackay's] work should be consulted by every serious student of Exodus."

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Exodus (NCBC) by Carol Meyers

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Exodus (Interpretation) by Terence E. Fretheim

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Exodus (UBCS) by James K. Bruckner

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  • Tremper Longman: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Exalting Jesus in Exodus (CCEC) by Tony Merida

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