Believers Church Bible Commentary
Series: Believers Church Bible Commentary Series
Product Code: 9134
Binding Information: Paper
Size: 8.75 x
Publication Date: 11/1/2000
Availability: In stock.
To whom does primary allegiance belong? To great human empires, or to the God whose elusive presence we can never fully grasp?
Waldemar Janzen offers a fresh approach to the book of Exodus. The liberation from Egypt is a prelude to Israel’s unique calling to model before the nations a new life of service under God. Exodus portrays how God, through his servant Moses, wages a dramatic battle with Egypt’s mighty ruler for the release of enslaved Israel. The watching Israel wavers: “Is the Lord among us or not?” Even after Israel covenants to be God’s priestly kingdom and holy nation, Israel worships a golden calf. Once more God’s grace wrests Israel away, this time from slavery to doubts, fears, and self-centeredness. The people then focus faith on the imageless presence of God in their midst. God still wrestles for his people today.
"Janzen's sensitivity to the theological texture and narrative drama of Exodus, coupled with his engaging, personal style of presentation, makes his commentary eminently useful as a source of theological reflection for pastors and lay people of all faith traditions." —William P. Brown, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia