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Exodus 1–18 (The Anchor Yale Bible | AYB)

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Exodus is the heart of the Hebrew Bible, the defining moment in Israel’s birth as a people, the dramatic triumph of their God. Yahweh, Pharaoh, Moses, Aaron, the Hebrew slaves, the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea—these larger-than-life characters and epic events capture the imagination of everyone from biblical scholars to film makers. However, the meaning and significance, the beauty and the nuance, of this captivating book are lost unless we have a world-class Scripture scholar to open our eyes to its riches.

In Exodus 1–18, William H. C. Propp translates the original text in all its grandeur, then provides a masterful exploration and analysis of the book’s first 18 chapters. Here the fate of the Hebrew slaves hangs in the balance of the dramatic conflict between the God of Israel and the Pharaoh of Egypt. From the discovery of Moses in a basket made of bulrushes to the story of the burning bush, from the 10 plagues visited upon Egypt by God to water from the rock and quail and manna from the skies, Exodus is filled with the miraculous and the dramatic.

Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use this volume effectively and efficiently. With your digital library, you can search for verses, find Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform word studies. Along with your English translations, all Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts. What’s more, hovering over a Scripture reference will instantly display your verse! The advanced tools in your digital library free you to dig deeper into one of the most important contributions to biblical scholarship in the past century!

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature


  • Part I: Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1:1–11:10)
    • As Ever They Oppressed Him, so He Multiplied (1:1–14)
    • If He Is a Son, Kill Him (1:15–21)
    • For I Drew Him from the Waters (1:22–2:10)
    • Who Set You as a Man, Ruler and Judge? (2:11–15a)
    • A Sojourner Was I in a Foreign Land (2:15b–23a)
    • And Deity Remembered His Covenant (2:23b–25)
    • Yahweh the Hebrews’ Deity Happened upon Us (3–4)
    • A Sword in Their Hand to Kill Us (5:1–6:1)
    • I Am Yahweh (6:2–7:7)
    • But Pharaoh’s Heart Was Strong; He Did Not Release Israel’s Sons (7:8–11:10)
  • Part II: Liberation from Egypt (Exodus 12:1–15:21)
    • And You Will Observe This Day as an Eternal Rule (12:1–13:16)
    • But Israel’s Sons Walked on the Dry Land in the Sea’s Midst (13:17–15:21)
  • Part III: Sojourn in the Wilderness (Exodus 15:22–18:27)
    • I, Yahweh, Am Your Healer (15:22–26)
    • Bread from the Heavens (15:27–16:36)
    • Is There Yahweh in Our Midst or Not? (17:1–7)
    • I Will Eradicate, Eradicate the Name Amalek from under the Heavens (17:8–16)
    • Men of Competence, Fearing Deity, Men of Reliability, Hating Gain (18)
  • Title: Exodus 1–18
  • Author: William H. C. Propp
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 720

William H. C. Propp is a professor of history and Judaic studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has written on the Hebrew Bible for such respected scholarly journals as the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, and Bible Review.

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