By the time we have read through Exodus we have learned the basic vocabulary of the Gospel—words like blood, redeem, sacrifice, glory, law, tabernacle and Passover are all here, part of the great drama in which God saves a people for himself. To study Exodus, therefore, is to come to the heart of the message of redemption, to see God as the Savior of his people, caring for them and present with them as they journey from Egypt to Canaan, from the house of bondage to the land of promise.
Iain D. Campbell is pastor of Back Free Church of Scotland on the Isle of Lewis. He trained for the ministry at the University of Glasgow and at the Free Church College, Edinburgh. His Ph.D. is from the University of Edinburgh. He contributes regularly to several theological journals. His wife, Anne, is a teacher, and they have three children. He is author of The Gospel According to Ruth and On the First Day of the Week: God, the Christian and the Sabbath.