The book of Exodus may well be called Israel’s birthday book. Israel entered Egypt as a family and left Egypt as a nation, brought forth by the power of God. Unlike Genesis—in which history progresses through a series of generations and genealogies—the book of Exodus progresses through a trajectory of deliverances: from Egypt through the Red Sea, from the shackles of slavery to a land of promise, from Israel’s groans to future glory.
In this way, Exodus teaches us about the nature of deliverance and redemption—and that places Exodus squarely within the New Testament narrative of grace. It’s also noteworthy that Jesus referred to the Book of Moses—in which Exodus is figured prominently—no less than twenty-five times, in addition to the numerous other allusions scattered throughout the New Testament. Take note of Exodus, says Gaebelein, to understand the nature of deliverance. The Book of Exodus: A Complete Analysis of Exodus with Annotations serves as an excellent introduction to this important story of redemption.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.