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Campus Bible Study, Fall 2013 - Exodus

For complete information, and to join a group or lead a group in this all-campus Bible study, go to:

For Hekman Library Assistance, contact
Lugene Schemper, Theological Librarian
616 526-6121
HL 423


Commentaries on Exodus

To see all English-language Exodus commentaries held by Hekman Library (with most recent publications first), click here.
Here are some recommended commentaries, for those interested in further study of Exodus:

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A Commentary on the Book of Exodus - U. Cassuto; Israel Abrahams (Translator)
Call Number: BS1245.3 .C313 1983
ISBN: 9652234567
Publication Date: 1967-01-01
Cassuto was a conservative Jewish scholar; He explains the existing text, its literary structure, and deals competently with philological issues.

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The Book of Exodus - Brevard S. Childs
Call Number: BS1245.3 .C45
ISBN: 0664209858
Publication Date: 1974
A classic commentary which includes discussion of Old Testament contexts, New Testament reception, and the history of interpretation. Childs summarizes the tradition of critical scholarship and moves on to theological (canonical) issues.

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Exodus - R. Alan Cole
Call Number: BS1245.3 .C6
ISBN: 0877848653
Publication Date: 1973-05-01
Brief commentary, with good theological introduction.

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Exodus - John I. Durham
Call Number: BS491.2 .W67 VOL. 3
ISBN: 0849902029
Publication Date: 1987-02-15
A commentary with a strong emphasis on the theology of Exodus. Proposes that the theme of the book is the presence of god with God's people.

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Exodus - H. L. Ellison
Call Number: BS1245.3 .E44 1982
ISBN: 0664218032
Publication Date: 1981-09-01
Brief commentary in the Daily Study Bible series.

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Exodus (NIV Application Commentary) - Peter P. Enns
ISBN: 0310206073
Publication Date: 2000-03-07
A theological study of Exodus; part of a commentary series oriented toward contemporary application of the text.

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Exodus (Interpretation series) - Terence E. Fretheim
ISBN: 0804231028
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Deals with the final form of the text of Exodus, with good commentary on the theological message of the book.

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Exodus 1-18; Exodus 19-40 (Anchor Bible Series) - William H. Propp
ISBN: 0385148046
Publication Date: 1998, 2006
2 volume commentary in Anchor Bible Series.

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Exodus = [Shemot](The JPS Torah Commentary) - Nahum M. Sarna
ISBN: 0827603274
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Jewish commentary based on the Hebrew text by a master commentary on the Torah. Crtically informed, but focuses primarily on the religious claims of the text.

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Exodus (New American Commentary) - Douglas K. Stuart
ISBN: 0805401024
Publication Date: 2006-06-15
Written from an evangelical perspective.

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Exodus (New International Biblical Commentary) - James K. Bruckner
ISBN: 1565632125
Publication Date: 2008-03-01

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Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary - Victor P. Hamilton
ISBN: 0801031834
Publication Date: 2011-11-01

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Exodus (Eerdmans Critical Commentary) - Thomas B. Dozeman
ISBN: 0802826172
Publication Date: 2009-11-01


Leading a Bible Study

The Ministry Resource Center of Hekman Library has a variety of additional helps for those leading small group Bible studies. Here are a few suggestions:


Transforming Bible Study: A Leader's Guide by Walter Wink. Located in the general collection on the 4th floor.
BS 600.2 .W573

So You've Been Asked to Lead a Small Group, by Willy Nywening.
Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .N99 1998

Making Small Groups Work:What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .C57 2003

The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry: A Troubleshooting Guide, by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .D657 2002

How to Ask Great Questions, by Karen Lee-Thorp. Located in the Ministry Resource Center on the 4th floor.
BV652.2 .L44 1998


Basic Study Materials

Basic Study Materials are available for all participants at the Campus Bookstore. There will also be several copies on reserve at Hekman Library:




Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone

by John Goldingay (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)


BS1245.53 .G65 2010







Study Materials for Leaders



How to Read Exodus 

by Tremper Longman III (IVP Academic, 2009)


BS1245.52 .L66 2009






Commentaries on Exodus throughout Church History

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Exodus Through the Centuries - Scott M. Langston
Call Number: BS1245.53 .L36 2006
ISBN: 063123523X
Publication Date: 2005
A commentary that traces the reception history of Exodus from the Old Testament era,through the early church, the medieval and Reformation periods, up to the present day. Langston notes the works of poets, musicians, film-makers, authors, and artists who were influenced by Exodus, and considers the ways Exodus has been a tool of liberation and tyranny throughout history.

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Rashbam's Commentary on Exodus - Martin I. Lockshin (Editor and translator)
Call Number: BS1245.3 .S26 L6313 1997
ISBN: 0788502255
Publication Date: 1997

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Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Ancient Chrisitan Commentary on Scripture 3) - Joseph T. Lienhard (Editor)
Call Number: BS1225.3 .E96 2001
ISBN: 0830814736
Publication Date: 2001
A compilation of biblical commentary on Exodus from Christian theologians of the first seven centuries A.D.

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The Life of Moses - Gregory of Nyssa. Abraham J. Malherbe (Translator)
Call Number: BS580.M6 G7313
ISBN: 0809121123
Publication Date: 1988
Gregory of Nyssa (c.335 - c.395) typologically illustrates the continual journey of the Christian toward God based on patterns and events in the life of Moses.

Commentary on Exodus (pp. 217-265 of Selected Prose Works) - St. Ephrem the Syrian; Edward G. Mathews (Translator); Joseph P. Amar (Translator); Kathleen McVey (Editor)
Call Number: BR60 .F3 v.91
ISBN: 0813200911
Publication Date: 1994
Ephrem the Syrian (c.303 - c.373) was a prolific hymnwriter and theologian in the Syriac Church. This commentary is an explanation of selective portions of Exodus, which Ephrem has highlighted for their theological significance.

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Homily on the Veil on Moses' Face - Jacob of Sarug
Call Number: BS1235.54 .J3313 2009
ISBN: 1593336446
Publication Date: 2009
Jacob of Sarug (c.451 - 521) was one of the most prominent of the poet-theologians of the Syriac Church. Jacob has been asked about the meaning of the veil over Moses' face (Ex 34:33-35), and proceeds to explain the whole series of types and symbols of Christ which Moses provides in the course of the narratives of the Exodus and the wanderings in the wilderness.

Homilies on Genesis and Exodus - Origen; Ronald E. Heine (Translator)
Call Number: BR60 .F3 v.71
ISBN: 0813200717
Publication Date: 1982

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Commentaries on the four last books of Moses, arranged in the form of a harmony - John Calvin
Call Number: BS491 .C25 V.3 - V.6
A magisterial commentary, theologically focused, using the best critical scholarship of Calvin's time.


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