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Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36
Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40

Book Overview - Exodus

by Thomas Coke


MOSES having, in the first book of his history, preserved and transmitted the records of the Church, while it existed only in private families, come, in this second book to give us an account of its growth into a great nation. The word Exodus, εξοδος, in the Greek language, signifies a departure, or going out; and this second book of Moses is so called, because it principally treats of the departure of the children of Israel from Egypt. The Jews, according to their custom, call it שׁמות ואלה veale shemath, from the first two words in it. It contains a history of about a hundred and forty-five years, from the death of Joseph to the building of the tabernacle. In this book Moses begins, like Caesar, to write his own commentaries; nay, a greater, a far greater than Caesar, is here. Henceforward the penman is himself the hero, and gives us the history of those things of which he himself was an eye and ear-witness, et quorum pars magna fuit (of which he was the grand subject). There are more types of Christ in this book than, perhaps, in any other of the Old Testament: Moses wrote of him, John 5:46. The way of man's reconciliation to God, and coming into covenant and communion with him by a Mediator, is here variously represented. In short, the whole is of great use to us for the illustration of the New Testament, as we have that to assist us in the explication of the Old.

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