Book of Exodus

Gentlemen, a worthy accomplishment.  This past week we finished learning the second book of the Bible, Exodus (Shemot in Hebrew).  The main topic of the book of Exodus is the struggles of the Jewish people in Egypt, and how God freed us from Egypt and took us into the desert to receive the Torah and become His people.

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As we did at the end of Genesis, I want to give a little recap of the points we hit.  As always, there is so much more wisdom and value in the Bible than I am able to give over in the limited time and space I have.


Exodus: Women and assimilation How to be distinctive and not blend into the larger culture.  War brides and loyalty – why Jewish women were different Shemot, שְׁמוֹת Names Ex. 1:1-6:1
Moses and Pharaoh, Habits and miracles evaluating comfortable habits with evidence Va’eira, וָאֵרָא And I Appeared 6:2-9:35
Escape from the Pharaoh mindset  involving the family, not getting stuck in a bad relationship Bo, בֹּא Come! 10:1-13:16
Beshalach: Freedom is not just another word. Same sex education true freedom, how modern society damages children Beshalach, בְּשַׁלַּח When he sent out 13:17-17:16
Yitro: Men and women, apart for a common goal your mission and main investment in life, the danger of sex as distraction Yitro, יִתְרוֹ Jethro 18:1-20:23
Mishpatim: Laws and justice; Slavery and arranged marriages  looking at ancient society without modern biases Mishpatim, מִּשְׁפָּטִים Laws 21:1-24:18
Trumah: individual vs central authority; you are a universe, build yourself  the power and value of the individual Trumah, תְּרוּמָה Offering 25:1-27:19
Tetzaveh: Clothing makes the man? Men make a man. matchmaking, women relying on male standards of value Tetzaveh, תְּצַוֶּה You shall command 27:20-30:10
Ki Tisa: the census and the golden calf standing up to evil, false humility Ki Tisa, כִּי תִשָּׂא When you elevate 30:11-34:35
Vayakhel: the holy convocation using jealousy and sexual desire as a tool for good, loyalty Vayakhel, וַיַּקְהֵל And he assembled 35:1-38:20
Pekudei was read with Vayakhel this year Pekudei, פְקוּדֵי Accountings 38:21-40:38

Congratulations gentlemen.  This effort has been more and more difficult under current condition, but God creates the cure before the disease.

Hazak hazak, vnithazek!


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