The Parallel Texts: The Book Of Exodus

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The parallel texts timelines indicates a great significance in God’s people, (namely the Israelites) to obey and follow His commands under the leadership of Moses, until His death. These parallel texts ranges from Pentateuch, (First five books of Moses), Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings. The book of Exodus describes the beginning of the history of Israel. The Lord delivers the Israelites from slavery in Egypt with mighty deeds. He reveals himself to his people and makes a covenant with them at Mount Sinai, declaring them to be his own treasured possession, a kingdom to priest and He installs the tabernacle as the place where he would live directly among people. The book of Exodus does not stand alone, it is parallel to Leviticus and Numbers concerning the event of…show more content…
After conquering the people, God warned the Israelites to be mindful in their well doing, that they dare turn to other gods, that would ignite His anger upon them (Deuteronomy 31;16-18). ‘Joshua is the book of Israel’s holy war. It describes how the Israelites took possession of Canaan as fulfillment of the promise that God had given centuries before to the patriarchs Abrahams, Isaac and Jacob. The name Joshua means “The Lord is Savior,” as he took hold of the leadership after Moses’s death. The book of Joshua is part of the primary history of the Hebrew Bible narrating the history of Israel from the creations of the world until the Babylonian exile. In parallel Joshua had earned the same honor and recognition as Moses (Joshua 4:14). The book of Joshua emphasizes that the whole land has been conquered (Joshua 21:43-45) by the Israelites. The book of Judges, on the other hand, (Judges 1:1-3:6), disagree from its perspective that the land was not fully conquered. In particular, the book of Judges opens with a list of the territories and cities that Israel failed to

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