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This volume presents the book of Exodus in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays, and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars.
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“Allegorically, sinful man serves the devil, typified by the Pharaoh, and is forced to labor in the mud of earthly desires. But when Christ offers to lighten our burden, we are led through the sea of Baptism, where he destroys the sins that enslaved us (St. Augustine, Tractates on John 28, 9).” (Page 17)
“Consecrate: Means to set apart for the service of divine worship. the first-born: The eldest sons and animals in Israel belong to the Lord because he spared their lives from the tenth plague (13:14–15).” (Page 34)
“The Hebrew term for ‘basket’ is the same term used in Genesis for Noah’s ‘ark’ (Gen 6:14). A parallel between Moses and Noah is thus implied: both escape the waters of death, float to safety in a vessel sealed with pitch, and survive to become a savior of others. The family of man was rescued from extinction through Noah; the family of Israel will be rescued from enslavement through Moses.” (Page 18)
“Worship of the Lord is the primary goal of the Exodus.” (Page 21)
“Inasmuch as Pharaoh hardens his own heart before God is said to intervene, we are led to see that (1) Pharaoh is no innocent victim or pawn manipulated by a higher power (i.e., unaccountable for his actions) but is one who has defiantly opposed the Lord’s plan from the start and that (2) divine hardening is a response to human stubbornness, not the initial cause of it. Most likely, divine ‘hardening’ is a metaphor to describe the withdrawal of God’s mercy and grace from the sinner, which could otherwise restrain his brazen rebellion. This is sometimes described in Scripture as God ‘giving up’ or ‘handing over’ the sinner to follow the godless desires of his heart (Acts 7:42; Rom 1:24, 26, 28).” (Page 22)
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Scott Hahn is one of the most prominent Catholic authors and theologians of our time. A former Presbyterian minister, Hahn entered the Catholic Church in 1986 and has since become a bestselling author and respected professor of Scripture. He currently teaches at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic university in the United States. “My work is about reading the Bible,” writes Hahn on his website, “Reading it with you, and reading it ‘from the heart of the Church’.” Many of his most notable workd can be found in the Scott Hahn Bundle (27 vols.).
Curtis Mitch is research fellow and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Ohio. A former student of Scott Hahn, Mitch is the general editor for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, has contributed essays and commentary for the Catholic for a Reason series, and has coauthored The Gospel of Matthew in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series. He lives with his wife, author Stacy Mitch, near Steubenville, Ohio.