Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture

By Alastair J. Roberts, Andrew Wilson

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Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture

By Alastair J. Roberts, Andrew Wilson

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The exodus stands as a pivotal event in the Old Testament—God delivering his people from slavery in Egypt. But if you listen closely to the overarching narrative of the Bible, you will hear echoes of this story of redemption across the pages of Scripture. After exploring the account of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, the authors then look at precursors to the exodus in the book of Genesis, as well as echoes of the exodus throughout the rest of the Old Testament and in the New Testament—shedding light on Scripture’s unified message of redemption from slavery to sin through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Alastair J. Roberts

Alastair J. Roberts (PhD, Durham University) is one of the participants in the Mere Fidelity podcast and a fellow of Scripture and theology with the Greystone Theological Institute.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson (PhD, King's College London) is the teaching pastor at King's Church London and a columnist for Christianity Today. He is the author of several books, including Unbreakable and The Life We Never Expected (with his wife, Rachel).

Product Details

Title: Echoes of Exodus
Subtitle: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture
Published: March 31, 2018
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5798-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5798-9
Category: Theology
Retail Price: $17.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Page Count: 176

Table of Contents

Prelude: Echoes of the Exodus

1. A Musical Reading of Scripture
2. The First Supper (Matthew 26)

First Movement: Out of the House of Slaves
3. From the Bulrushes to the Bush (Exodus 1-3)
4. The Battle of the Gods (Exodus 4-15)
5. True Freedom (Exodus – Deuteronomy)
6. Journey’s End (Joshua 1-7)

Second Movement: The Exodus in Genesis
7. People of Rest (Genesis 6-9)
8. Russian Dolls (Genesis 10-15)
9. Just Like Us (Genesis 16-26)
10. Wrestling with God (Genesis 27-50)

Third Movement: The Reechoing of Exodus
11. Wings of Refuge (Ruth 1-4)
12. The Capture of God (1 Samuel 1-7)
13. All About the House (1 Samuel 15—2 Samuel 24)
14. The End of the Exodus? (1 Kings 6-13)
15. Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 16—2 Kings 13)
16. The Outstretched Arm (Isaiah—Malachi)
17. Purim and Purity (Ezra—Esther)

Fourth Movement: The Great Deliverance
18. The Crescendo (Matthew—John)
19. The Exodus of Jesus (Matthew—John)
20. Sinai and Pentecost (Acts)
21. Paul’s Gospel (Romans—Jude)
22. The Exodus of Everything (Revelation)

Coda: Living the Exodus    
General Index
Scripture Index


“Roberts and Wilson show how the exodus is more than a past event; it is a paradigm that shapes the storyline of the Bible and the life of the believer. The blend of rich biblical theology and beautiful writing will stir the affections of all who long for the Promised Land of the new heaven and new earth.”
Matthew S. Harmon, Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace Theological Seminary

“Alastair Roberts and Andrew Wilson have written a marvelous book. In 160 packed, lucid pages, they explore the exodus, one of the Bible’s main themes from Genesis to Revelation. The authors say that Scripture is musical, and their book will leave haunting echoes of exodus ringing in your soul. Echoes of Exodus won’t just teach you about exodus; it will teach you how to read. In studying it, you will learn to harmonize on the melody of God.”
Peter Leithart, President, Theopolis Institute; Contributing Editor, Touchstone Magazine

“I treasure books that bring the Scriptures to life, such as this one. This is what biblical theology should look like. This work by Roberts and Wilson taught me a great deal about the Bible and gave me a renewed appreciation for the exodus motif throughout God’s Word. Seminary professors, preachers, Bible study leaders, and others are going to love Echoes of Exodus.”
Mark Jones, Teaching Elder, Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, British Columbia