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This massive 21 volume collection features some of the best commentaries and studies on the book of Exodus from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With scholars and authors such as James G. Murphy, Benjamin Wisner Bacon, Edward Dennett, and John Cumming, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Exodus (21 vols.) offers over 6,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and application on this important book of the Old Testament. The 21 volumes contained in Classic Commentaries and Studies on Exodus have had an enduring impact on Old Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

This collection is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers of the Bible, or anyone studying the book of Exodus. With Logos Bible Software, this collection is completely searchable, with passages of Scripture appearing on mouse-over, as well as being linked to the Greek and Hebrew texts and English translations in your library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “Manna,” or “Exodus 7:16.”

Key Features

  • Over six thousand pages dedicated to the Book of Exodus
  • Noted authors from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Completely searchable, linked to your preferred Bible translation and the other books in your library

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on Exodus
  • Volumes: 21
  • Pages: 6,310

The Book of Exodus with Introduction and Notes

  • Author: A. H. McNeile
  • Publisher: Edwin S. Gorham
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 384

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In this verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Exodus, A. H. McNeile provides an in-depth introduction exploring the laws of Exodus, the priesthood, the Tabernacle (with illustrations), the geography of Exodus, and more. In addition to the helpful notes and commentary on the scripture, McNeile also includes additional sections elaborating on some of the more important and difficult subjects found in Exodus: the Passover, the Sabbath, the plagues, and more.

Allan Hugh McNeile was a fellow, dean, and theological lecturer at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including An Introduction to Ecclesiastes, The Increase of God, and St. Paul: His Life, Letters, and Christian Doctrine.

Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Exodus, vol. 1

  • Author: George Bush
  • Publisher: Henry A. Young & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 300

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George Bush introduces this two-volume, verse-by-verse commentary with an in-depth introduction which examines the title, author, scope, and more. Bush also dedicates additional pages on the subject of the “Shekinah,” a grammatically feminine Hebrew word that is important to understand when reading the Scriptures. Volume one covers Exodus 1–20.

They bear the mark of uncommon diligence, extensive research, and a commendable readiness to meet the real difficulties of the sacred text. He is distinguished above most modern interpreters of Scripture by the strength of his imagination. . . .

The American Biblical Repository

George Bush (1796–1859) was educated at Dartmouth College and Princeton University, and was a professor of Hebrew and oriental literature at New York University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Life of Mohammed, Treatise on the Millennium, and Documents Concerning the Life and Character of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Exodus, vol. 2

  • Author: George Bush
  • Publisher: Henry A. Young & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1841
  • Pages: 299

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After providing a compendious view of the civil and ecclesiastical polity of the Hebrews, the second volume of Bush’s verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Exodus covers chapters 21–40.

George Bush (1796–1859) was educated at Dartmouth College and Princeton University, and was a professor of Hebrew and oriental literature at New York University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Life of Mohammed, Treatise on the Millennium, and Documents Concerning the Life and Character of Emanuel Swedenborg.

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Exodus, with a New Translation

  • Author: James G. Murphy
  • Publisher: I. K. Funk and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 232

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James G. Murphy’s commentary moves verse-by-verse through the book of Exodus, providing notes on the Hebrew text and the English translations, and includes insightful commentary still relevant over 100 years after its publication.

The analysis and explanation of the historical as well as legal portions will generally be found both clear and satisfactory; and although the work emanates from a scholar who uses freely his knowledge of Hebrew, it is manifest that all readers of ordinary intelligence may use it without difficulty.

The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record

Dr. Murphy combines a scientific education with a philological tact. We trust that his commentaries will have a wide circulation among our clergy.

Bibliotheca Sacra

It is thoroughly orthodox, and finds everywhere in the old dispensation types and shadows of the higher revelation which was yet to come.

The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review

Thus far nothing has appeared for half a century on the Pentateuch so valuable as the present volume (on Exodus). His style is lucid, animated, and often eloquent. His pages afford golden suggestions and key thoughts.

Methodist Quarterly Review

James G. Murphy was Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Assembly’s College and the author of numerous books, including The Elements of Hebrew Grammar, The Human Mind, Sacrifice as Set Forth in Scripture, and several commentaries on books of the Old and New Testaments.

The Triple Tradition of the Exodus: A Study of the Structure of the Later Pentateuchal Books, Reproducing the Sources of the Narrative, and Further Illustrating the Presence of Bibles within the Bible

  • Author: Benjamin Wisner Bacon
  • Publisher: The Student Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 390

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This volume critically focuses on the sources and authorship of the book of Exodus, extending its analysis to the end of the Pentateuch. Benjamin Bacon divides his work into three sections: an in-depth introduction to the subject, textual analysis, and sources reconstructed.

His volume is a credit to American scholarship in a field where laborious research is required before a worthy result is reached and is an excellent example of modern scientific methods in Biblical criticism.

The Review of Reviews

This book will be both a guide to beginners in Pentateuch criticism, and a stimulus and help to advance students.

The New World

Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1860–1932) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut and educated at Yale College, where he was also appointed instructor in New Testament Greek and a professor of New Testament criticism and exegesis in the Yale Divinity School. His numerous works include The Genesis of Genesis, The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate, and The Story of St. Paul.

Typical Teachings of Exodus: Being a Simple Exposition

  • Author: Edward Dennett
  • Publisher: W. H. Broom
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 398

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Edward Dennett explores the book of Exodus in 35 expository essays. Essays include:

  • “The Passover Lamb,” (Exodus 12)
  • “The Manna,” (Exodus 16)
  • “The Tabernacle,” (Exodus 25:1–9)
  • “The Beautiful Veil,” (Exodus 27:31–37)
  • “Apostasy, Mediation, and Restoration,” (Exodus 32–34)
  • And 30 more!

Edward Dennett (1841–1914) was born in Bembridge, in the Isle of Wright. He is the author of numerous works, including Unsearchable Riches, Pilgrim Songs, Fundamental Truths of Salvation, and The Glories of Christ as the Son of Man.

An Exposition of the First Twenty Chapters of Exodus

  • Author: S. R. Bosanquet
  • Publisher: Hatchards
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 254

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S. R. Bosanquet provides simple yet insightful commentary on the first 20 chapters of the book of Exodus. Bosanquet includes an in-depth introduction to the principles, method, and manner of Mosaic symbolism.

There is shown throughout the book a quick, spiritual insight into the meaning of sacred things, careful acquaintance with the whole Word of God, and a reverent homage for the grand evangelical doctrines which the author labors to discover in whatever he sets to expound. Some chapters are richly suggestive and practical, and the introduction on ‘Scripture Symbolism’ will be found replete with interest and sanctified intelligence.


Samuel Richard Bosanquet (1800–1882) is the author of numerous works, including A New System of Logic Adapted to Moral Philosophy, Principia, The Rights of the Poor and Christian Almsgiving Vindicated, and Hindu Chronology and Antediluvian History.

A Historical and Critical Commentary on the Old Testament: Exodus

  • Author: M. M. Kalisch
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 624

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M. M. Kalisch begins his commentary on Exodus with an in-depth introduction that explores the importance, name, contents, division, and unity of the book of Exodus. Kalisch then moves verse-by-verse through Exodus, providing helpful philological and theological notes and commentary for each passage.

The author’s introductory remarks, prefixed to the several portions of the sacred narrative, contain treasures of biblical learning.

Biblio Sacra and Theological Review

His tone is reverential, his learning ample, his purpose conservative, his method honest, and his conclusions free.

The Westminster Review

Marcus Moritz Kalisch (1828–1885) studied classics, philology, and Semitic languages at Berlin University and the Rabbinical College of Berlin. His numerous works include A Hebrew Grammar with Exercises, A Sketch of the History of Palestine, as well as commentaries on Genesis and Leviticus.

Exodus, Moses and the Decalogue Legislation

  • Author: Maurice Fluegel
  • Publisher: M. Fluegel Co.
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 308

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Maurice Fluegel focuses his study of the book of Exodus on three areas:

  • Moses, the liberator from Egyptian bondage
  • The Ten Commandments, in their all-sided bearings, compared with other codes
  • The Mosaic Sanctuary and worship

Maurice Fluegel (1832–1911) was a well-known rabbi, author, and historian. His works include Spirit of the Biblical Legislation, The Humanity, Benevolence, and Charity Legislation of the Pentateuch and the Talmud, and The Messiah-Ideal.

The Exodus of Israel: Its Difficulties Examined, and its Truth Confirmed with a Reply to Recent Objections

  • Author: T. R. Birks
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 344

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This response to John William Colenso’s The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua Critically Examined systematically moves through the book of Exodus and addresses the difficulties that Colenso highlighted in his controversial work. Seventeen of the chapters directly answer the arguments of Bishop Colenso, the eighteenth and nineteenth chapters review the numerical and historical objections to the Pentateuch, and chapters 20 to 22 constitute an argument for the truth and Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, deduced from the Psalms, the prophets, and the gospels.

Thomas Rawson Birks (1810–1883) was Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge and the author of numerous books, including Scripture Doctrine of Creation, The Philosophy of Human Responsibility, and Modern Physical Fatalism and the Doctrine of Evolution.

The Historic Exodus

  • Author: Olaf A. Toffteen
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 339

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In this volume, Dr. Toffteen discusses the component parts of the book of Exodus and their historical authenticity based on the division of the text of the Hexateuch into four documents: the J. (Javistic), E. (Elohistic), D. (Deuteronomic) and P. (Priestly) documents. Toffteen then posits the theory that there were indeed two Exodi from Egypt, some hundreds of years apart.

Olaf Alfred Toffteen was educated at the University of Uppsala, Johns Hopkins University, and Chicago University and was professor of Semitic languages and Old Testament literature at Western Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Myths and the Bible, Ancient Chronology, and Researches in Assyrian and Babylonian Geography.

The Second Book of Moses Called Exodus

  • Editor: A. R. S. Kennedy
  • Publisher: J. M. Bent and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 150

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A. R. S. Kennedy begins his translation of the book of Exodus with an in-depth introduction that covers Exodus as literature and as history, the route and date of the Exodus, the Tabernacle in the wilderness, some permanent lessons of Exodus, and more. Kennedy offers valuable notes on the text and provides an index of Exodus references found in English literature.

Archibald Robert Stirling Kennedy (1859–1938) was professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at the University of Edinburgh and professor of Hebrew at the University of Aberdeen from 1887-1894. His other works include The Unique Claims of the Jews, The Medals of Christ with Hebrew Inscriptions, and Creeds and Churches.

Contemplations on Israel’s Exodus Considered Allegorically

  • Author: R. T. Burton
  • Publisher: Hatchard and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1867
  • Pages: 164

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This volume is filled with short meditations that focus on passages from the book of Exodus. “The House of Bondage,” “Preparation for the Journey,” “The Guiding Pillar,” “Light and Darkness,” are but a few of the contemplations, or ideas, that Burton leads the reader through.

Roger Taylor Burton was vicar of Great Tey. In addition to Contemplations on Israel’s Exodus Considered Allegorically, Burton published numerous poems.

The Exodus and the Wanderings in the Wilderness

  • Author: Alfred Edersheim
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 200

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Starting with the history of Israel in Egypt and portraying the political, social, and religious state of the people prior to the Exodus, Alfred Edersheim leads the reader on the journey of the Israelites through the wilderness to Mount Sinai. Edersheim’s deep devotion to the authority of the Scriptures, his ability to make the Scriptures come alive in their ancient context and his encyclopedic familiarity with ancient Jewish sources all enrich this classic and timeless work.

In the easiest, simplest way imaginable, in unostentatious popular language, he embodies the results of a large literature.

Clergyman’s Magazine

Alfred Edersheim (1825–1889) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. His other works, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as They Were at the Time of Jesus Christ, Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ, and Bible History Old Testament can be found in Logos in the Alfred Edersheim Collection (4 vols.).

Indications of the Second Book of Moses Called Exodus

  • Author: Edward B. Latch
  • Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 350

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A verse-by-verse commentary of the book of Exodus, Latch uses six "guiding points" to explicate the Scriptures: The Holy Trinity, The Overthrow of Evil and the Redemption of the Fallen, The Antiquity of Man, The Great Law of Iniquity, The Mystery of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Veil which enshrouds the Sacred Writings. Latch includes over 40 diagrams and charts to guide the reader.

The author’s method, his earnestness, and his wide knowledge of the Bible must make a strong appeal to those who obey the mandate to search the Scriptures. The book will repay a thoughtful perusal, and will be found to suggest new angles of vision from which to view the eternal verities.

McBride’s Magazine

The writer is thoroughly earnest, goes largely into details, and, by means of diagrams, landmarks, and bases, gives much consistency to the system he has worked out.

Living Church

Edward Biddle Latch (1833–1889) attended the machinery and draughting departments of the Norris Locomotive Works and was appointed third assistant engineer in the U. S. Navy in 1858. After an esteemed Naval career, he retired in 1878 to devote himself full-time to writing. His numerous works include Review of the Holy Bible, Indications of the Book of Job, Mosaic System and Great Pyramid of Egypt, and Mosaic System and Stonehenge. In 1899, he established The Greater Light, a monthly periodical.

Exodus, with Introduction, Commentary, and Special Notes, Etc., Part I: The Redemption: Egypt

  • Author: James Macgregor
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 207

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Before giving verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Exodus, James Macgregor provides a 90 page introduction to the book, covering such topics as “Revelation as fact in the history,” “The Revelation specifically of Redemption,” “Egypt-Sinai theatre of events—in place and time,” and more. Part 1 covers the book of Exodus chapters 1–14:31, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter.

Every question is carefully discussed, so that all Bible students will find this neat and handy commentary of great service. It is full, clear, suggestive.

London Quarterly Review

James Macgregor was professor of systematic theology in the New College, Edinburgh and the author of numerous books, including The Apology of the Christian Religion, Nature of the Divine Inspiration of Scripture, and The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia.

Exodus, with Introduction, Commentary, and Special Notes, Etc., Part II: The Consecration

  • Author: James Macgregor
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 181

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Dr. Macgregor concludes his two-volume commentary on Exodus with notes on chapters 15–40, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter. Volume two includes a helpful appendix entry on the construction of the Tabernacle.

It is a most painstaking and suggestive work. The general introduction will be found useful, with its exhaustive discussion of many points indispensable to an intelligent perusal of the Scripture narrative. The notes are excellent, and each section is followed by a carefully-constructed ‘exercise.’

London Literary World

James Macgregor was professor of systematic theology in the New College, Edinburgh and the author of numerous books, including The Apology of the Christian Religion, Nature of the Divine Inspiration of Scripture, and The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia.

The Hebrews in Egypt and Their Exodus

  • Author: Alexander Wheelock Thayer
  • Publisher: E. S. Willcox
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 315

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Following the Hebrews in their wanderings from the land of Goshen to the Jordan, Thayer unravels the tangled narrative skein of the crossing of the Red Sea, the events at Sinai, the destruction of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, the story of Balaam, and other marvelous stories.

The work of a writer whose mind is evidently saturated with his subject by exhaustive research and study.

Literary World

Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1833–1889) is remembered as being the author of the first scholarly biography of Ludwig van Beethoven, which set the benchmark for modern standards of accuracy, research, and analysis in biography.

The Soul’s Exodus and Pilgrimage

  • Author: James Baldwin Brown
  • Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 415

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In this volume of 16 sermons, Brown seeks to trace the analogies between the spiritual life of Christians and the experience of the Israelites in their journey from Egypt to Canaan.

A beautiful book, in which Mr. Brown makes the story of Israel’s wanderings to reflect and re-present the history of the human soul.

The Eclectic Review

The work consists of a series of sermons, and from the mere word sermons, we might be led to expect something rather heavy, dry, and didactic; but they are so illustrated by interesting references to ancient history, and works of modern travel, and scientific research, and the whole are written in such a spirited, lively, and eloquent manner, that the attention is soon aroused on beginning to read them, and kept firmly riveted to the end. But the crowning value of the whole book is, that such a number of beautiful thoughts are constantly breaking out, and more profound views of truth, theological, psychological, and moral presented, that we cannot but consider the work as one of the many destined to prepare the way of the higher and brighter religious era beginning to dawn.

The Monthly Observer

With the great ability which characterizes all which he writes, and with a peculiar felicity and beauty in the spiritual perception and the forcible unfolding of Divine truth, here he inculcates the great lessons of the exodus and pilgrimage of the children of Israel. Mr. Brown possesses a rare sagacity for the discernment of events in their significance and relations.

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

James Baldwin Brown (1820–1884) was a British congregational minister and the author of numerous important works, including The Divine Life in Man, The Doctrine of Annihilation in the Light of the Gospel of Love, The First Principles of Ecclesiastical Truth, and The Divine Treatment of Sin.

The Land of Goshen and the Exodus

  • Author: R. H. Brown
  • Publisher: Edward Stanford
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 85

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Serving as inspector-general of irrigation in Lower Egypt, Major Brown had an intimate knowledge of Egypt’s topography. In this volume, he gives a popular account of the exodus and describes contemporary nineteenth century life and culture near the scriptural landmarks found in the book of Exodus. Includes photographs of four mummies: Ra-Sekenen, Ramses the Great, Seti I, and a Priestess of Amon.

Robert Hanbury Brown (1916–1884) served as inspector-general of irrigation, Lower Egypt, in the Late Royal Engineers. He is also the author of History of the Barrage at the Head of the Delta of Egypt and The Fayûm and Lake Mœris.

Sabbath Morning Readings on the Old Testament: Book of Exodus

  • Author: John Cumming
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 371

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This volume consists of 40 readings to be read in 40 weeks, all on the book of Exodus. John Cumming’s expositions are full of practical and instructive applications for readers today, over 100 years after this gem was first published.

Dr. Cumming is one of the most notable preachers in London, and a very prolific and popular writer. It is written in the author’s usual ready, flowing style.

Merchant Magazine and Commercial Review

To the better understanding of this wonderful story and of its importance in the world’s religious history, this volume of Dr. Cumming’s will be a valuable auxiliary; it clears away many difficulties, and, in simple language, reveals more hidden beauties.

Edinburgh Magazine

John Cumming (1807–1881) was an influential and renowned preacher of the National Scottish Church in Covent Garden. He published approximately 180 books in his lifetime.