Encountering the Old Testament, 3rd Edition

A Christian Survey

series: Encountering Biblical Studies

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6. Exodus: A Miraculous Escape

Discussion Questions

  1. How does the emphasis on beginnings in Exodus differ from the one in Genesis?
  2. How should we evaluate the historical problems in Exodus?
  3. What, if any, relevance does the covenant in Exodus have for Israel today?
  4. What evidence is there for describing the theophany at Sinai as an active volcano?
  5. What is the theological significance of the exodus?

Class Activities

  1. Develop a covenant for contemporary Christians with the class. Pattern it after the Sinai covenant.