Prologue to Liberation: On Exodus 1:1–7

Pablo R. Andiñach

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2013

Issue: Exodus (Vol. 33, No 2, Spring, 2013)

To what are the opening verses of Exodus prologue? The book will eventually move to liberation, but only after passing through a time of danger and darkness. The Israelites in Egypt “multiplied and grew exceedingly strong”—good news for Israel, but bad news for Egypt. The reader is left wondering how things will turn out.

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