I. A DELIVERER, Chapters 1 — 11
A. Slavery of Israel in Egypt, 1
B. Birth of Moses — first 40 years in Pharaoh’s palace, 2
C. Call of Moses — second 40 years in Midian, 3 (incident of burning bush)
D. Return of Moses to Egypt — announcement of deliverance to Israel, 4
E. Contest with Pharaoh, 5
(9 plagues against idolatry of Egypt, battle of the gods)
II. DELIVERANCE (by blood and power), Chapters 12 — 14
A. Institution of Passover — tenth plague, death of firstborn (blood), 12
B. Crossing Red Sea — destruction of army of Egypt (power), 13, 14
III. MARCHING to Mt. Sinai (spiritual education), Chapters 15 — 18
(7 experiences correspond to Christian experience)
A. Song of redeemed — wilderness of Shur, Exo_15:1-22 (no bed of roses after redemption)
B. Marah, bitter water sweetened by tree, Exo_15:23-26 (Cross sweetens bitter experiences of life)
C. Elim (fruitful Christian experience), Exo_15:27
D. Wilderness of Sin — manna and quail, 16 (Christ is the Bread of Life)
E. Smitten Rock (“That Rock was Christ”), Exo_17:1-7
F. Amalek (the flesh), Exo_17:8-16 (victory on the hilltop, Deu_25:17-18)
G. Jethro, priest of Midian, 18 (worldly wisdom in contrast to revelation)
IV. The LAW (condemnation), Chapters 19 — 24
A. Arrival at Mt. Sinai — agreement to accept the Law, 19
B. Ten Commandments — order for the altar, 20
C. Social legislation, 21 — 24
V. BLUEPRINT and CONSTRUCTION of tabernacle, Chapters 25 — 40
(a pattern and picture of Christ)
A. Blueprint for tabernacle — pattern of garments for high priest, 25 — 30
B. Workmen for tabernacle — Sabbath a sign to Israel, 31
C. Golden calf — broken law — Moses’ intercession, second tables of the Law, 32 — 35
D. Construction of tabernacle, 36 — 39
E. Tabernacle erected — filled with glory of the Lord, 40 Exodus begins in gloom and ends in glory.
These notes, prepared by J. Vernon McGee, are for the purpose of giving
assistance to the listeners of the THRU THE BIBLE RADIO program.
They are to be used with the Bible and will be more meaningful as you
look up all the Scripture references. Due to the necessary brevity of both
notes and broadcasts, a list of recommended books is included for those
wanting a more detailed study. These books may be obtained from a
Christian library or bookstore or ordered from the publishers.
Davis, John J. Moses and the Gods of Egypt. Grand Rapids,
Michigan: Baker Book House, 1971.
Epp, Theodore H. Moses, Vols. 1 and 2. Lincoln, Nebraska: Back to
the Bible Broadcast, 1975.
Gaebelein, Arno C. Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary On the Whole
Bible. Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers, 1970.
Grant, F. W. Numerical Bible. Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux
Jensen, Irving L. Exodus. Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1967.
Mackintosh, C. H. Notes on the Pentateuch. Neptune, New Jersey:
Loizeaux Brothers, 1880.
McGee, J. Vernon. Exodus, Vols. 1 and 2. Nashville, Tennessee:
Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1975.
McGee, J. Vernon. The Tabernacle — God’s Portrait of Christ.
Pasadena, California: Thru the Bible Radio Network, 1986.
Meyer, F. B. Exodus. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications,
Meyer, F. B. Moses: The Servant of God. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania: Christian Literature Crusade, n.d.
Pink, Arthur W. Gleanings in Exodus. Chicago, Illinois: Moody
Ridout, Samuel. Lectures on the Tabernacle. Neptune, New Jersey:
Loizeaux Brothers, 1914.
Thomas, W. H. Griffith. Through the Pentateuch Chapter by
Chapter. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1957.
Unger, Merrill F. Unger’s Bible Handbook. Chicago, Illinois:
Moody Press, 1966.