The nomenclature of Exodus, 1. The argument of the book, 2. The scope of the same, the fulfillment of the promise concerning the possession of the land of Canaan, demonstration of judgments of anger and of grace, and also of the government of the Church and of the preservation of faith upon Christ, and of the impotence of the flesh even after receiving benefits, and finally an exhortation to bear the cross patiently, 3. An historical synopsis of Exodus displayed in the narration of Stephen, Acts 7, and a didactic synopsis in the words of Saint Paul, Hebrews 11; Galatians 3, 4. The chronology of the book, 5. A division of the same, in which are woven together in an orderly manner: I. The history of the persecution of the Israelites in Egypt and of the preparation for their liberation (Exodus 1-12); II. The history of their liberation and exodus out of Egypt, and also of their departure into the desert unto Sinai (Exodus 13-19); III. The history of the Mosaic legislation in the desert (Exodus 19-40). Are added a Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of Exodus, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 6.
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