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Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture

Format: Digital
, 2018
ISBN: 9781433557989


The exodus—the story of God leading his chosen people out of slavery in Egypt—stands as a pivotal event in the Old Testament. But if you listen closely, you will hear echoes of this story of redemption all throughout God’s Word.

Using music as a metaphor, the authors point us to the recurring theme of the exodus throughout the entire symphony of Scripture, shedding light on the Bible’s unified message of salvation and restoration that is at the heart of God’s plan for the world.

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Key Features

  • Follows the theme of the exodus throughout Scripture
  • Discusses the relation of exodus to various views on identity, freedom, and the atonement
  • Emphasizes the unity of Scripture



  • A Musical Reading of Scripture
  • The First Supper (Matthew 26)

First Movement: Out of the House of Slaves

  • From the Bulrushes to the Bush (Exodus 1-3)
  • The Battle of the Gods (Exodus 4-15)
  • True Freedom (Exodus – Deuteronomy)
  • Journey’s End (Joshua 1-7)

Second Movement: The Exodus in Genesis

  • People of Rest (Genesis 6-9)
  • Russian Dolls (Genesis 10-15)
  • Just Like Us (Genesis 16-26)
  • Wrestling with God (Genesis 27-50)

Third Movement: The Reechoing of Exodus

  • Wings of Refuge (Ruth 1-4)
  • The Capture of God (1 Samuel 1-7)
  • All About the House (1 Samuel 15—2 Samuel 24)
  • The End of the Exodus? (1 Kings 6-13)
  • Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 16—2 Kings 13)
  • The Outstretched Arm (Isaiah—Malachi)
  • Purim and Purity (Ezra—Esther)

Fourth Movement: The Great Deliverance

  • The Crescendo (Matthew—John)
  • The Exodus of Jesus (Matthew—John)
  • Sinai and Pentecost (Acts)
  • Paul’s Gospel (Romans—Jude)
  • The Exodus of Everything (Revelation)
  • Coda: Living the Exodus

Praise for the Print Edition

Roberts and Wilson show how the exodus is more than a past event; it is a paradigm that shapes the storyline of the Bible and the life of the believer. The blend of rich biblical theology and beautiful writing will stir the affections of all who long for the Promised Land of the new heaven and new earth.

Matthew S. Harmon, Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace College and Theological Seminary

Alastair Roberts and Andrew Wilson have written a marvelous book. In 160 packed, lucid pages, they explore the exodus, one of the Bible’s main themes from Genesis to Revelation. The authors say that Scripture is musical, and their book will leave haunting echoes of exodus ringing in your soul. Echoes of Exodus won’t just teach you about exodus; it will teach you how to read. In studying it, you will learn to harmonize on the melody of God.

Peter Leithart, President, Theopolis Institute; Contributing Editor, Touchstone Magazine

I treasure books that bring the Scriptures to life, such as this one. This is what biblical theology should look like. This work by Roberts and Wilson taught me a great deal about the Bible and gave me a renewed appreciation for the exodus motif throughout God’s Word. Seminary professors, preachers, Bible study leaders, and others are going to love Echoes of Exodus.

Mark Jones, Teaching Elder, Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, British Columbia

Product Details

  • Title: Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture
  • Authors: Alastair J. Roberts and Andrew Wilson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 176
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Biblical Theology

About the Authors

Alastair J. Roberts (PhD, Durham University) is one of the participants in the Mere Fidelity podcast and a fellow of Scripture and theology with the Greystone Theological Institute.

Andrew Wilson (PhD, King’s College London) is the teaching pastor at King’s Church London and a columnist for Christianity Today. He is the author of several books, including Unbreakable and The Life We Never Expected (with his wife, Rachel).

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