Purpose Of Exodus

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Synopsis of The Purpose of the Book of Exodus: A Narrative Criticism Doctor Eun Chul Kim asserts in “The Purpose of the Book of Exodus: A Narrative Criticism” that the purpose of the Book of Exodus is the specific worship of Yahweh by the Israelites. The persuasive argument that Yahweh is actually in a father-son relationship with Israel and there is no mention of Yahweh as the King of Israel in the Tanakh. Kim clarifies that the Book of Exodus “must be” read as a whole single book and not broken down into sections of criticism by other renown scholars. Kim supports his views that the “running theme” of Exodus is the need of the Israelites to worship Yahweh. Prior to the Exodus, Yahweh wants the release of the Israelites so they may worship Him. After they gain their miraculous freedom from bondage Yahweh commands the Israelites not to worship foreign gods. The reason for the freedom from bondage is to let them worship Yahweh. Once the people are freed and on their way to worship Yahweh at Sinai,…show more content…
Yahweh teaches His children, testing his children in their faithfulness. The reward of their faithfulness will be the “promised land.” Kim concludes that Yahweh as a Father, wanted his children to worship Him and his children comply. Doctor Eun Chul Kim’s proves his main point: The Book of Exodus is about the Worship of Yahweh. Response to “The Purpose of the Book of Exodus: A Narrative Criticism” Doctor Kim provides a thorough review of The Book of Exodus. He clarifies the fact that when The Book of Exodus is read as whole book his conclusion is irrefutable; The Book of Exodus is about the worship of Yahweh. Surprisingly, I find that Kim’s article provides a clear, well argued, presentation that leaves no room to critique. The Book of Exodus is about the worship of Yahweh by his

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