Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Exodus is George Bush’s in-depth commentary on this important portion of the Old Testament. In two volumes, Bush examines the title, author, and scope of Exodus, while also digging into the civil and ecclesiastical polity of the Israelites. He provides verse-by-verse commentary for a deeper understanding of this significant historical book, and dedicates additional pages on the subject of the “Shekinah,” a grammatically feminine Hebrew word that is important to understand when reading the Scriptures. Volume 1 covers Exodus 1–20, and volume 2 discusses chapters 21–40.
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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
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.