The book of Exodus is about a journey: a journey out of Egypt, but more particularly a journey from a land where God's power, sovereignty and continuing interest in his people could be easily questioned, to a place where God dwelt in the midst of his people. Exodus describes God's power, his redemption of his people, his covenant requirements at Sinai, and the rules of his worship.
In this volume, John L. Mackay interacts with other scholars in either text or footnotes. In addition to exploring the meaning of the text, he examines the chronology, authorship, composition, and structure of Exodus. At the end of each section he provides a reflective comment.
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Professor Mackay has produced a strong commentary on the Book of Exodus. It is filled with excellent material for the pastor and the serious-minded Bible student. I especially appreciate the work on application that is normally so difficult to draw out of historical literature. I recommend this work highly. It is a valuable tool for the study of this most important period in Israel's history.
—John Currid, Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
A tour de force of conservative evangelical exposition. Massively researched, painstakingly explained, theologically nuanced, reliably expounded, simply expressed, and sensitively applied. This volume will be of considerable value to all preachers and Bible students. For accessible and scholarly comment, Mackay's work should quickly become the standard evangelical work on the Book of Exodus.
—Stephen Dray, Minister, Ferndale Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea, England
John L. MacKay is internationally known as an Old Testament Scholar and is in demand for church retreats—where his skill in the practical exposition and application of doctrine are well respected. He is also the author of Haggai, Zechariah, & Malachi and Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah in the Focus on the Bible Commentary.