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Exodus: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (2 vols.) (EEC)

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In the book of Exodus, the promises to the patriarchs begin to see their fulfillment: Yahweh takes a people for himself and dwells among them as their God. In this volume, Eugene Carpenter interacts with the most current scholarship and analyzes the Hebrew text to trace this important theme through Exodus. Throughout his commentary, Carpenter demonstrates how Exodus interacts with the rest of the Old Testament and offers suggestions for applying Exodus to the church.

The print edition of Exodus: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary is split into two volumes: Exodus 1–18 and Exodus 19–40.

Praise for Exodus

Eugene Carpenter’s magnum opus is impressive in its scholarly breadth and depth. This commentary highlights the history and theology of Exodus. In Dr. Carpenter’s view, these two are mixed inseparably: ‘History cannot be scuttled in Exodus; it is part of the texture and matrix of theological truth.’

—Dr. Wayne McCown, provost emeritus, Roberts Wesleyan College, and founding dean emeritus, Northeastern Seminary

The legacy of Gene Carpenter’s life and scholarship continue well beyond his years. Few have equaled his tireless commitment to good exegesis and a biblical theology of ministry. This volume is a testament to a man who committed his life to Jesus Christ and his Word.

—Terry Linhart, chair, religion and philosophy, Bethel College, Indiana

Top Highlights

“The battle is won because of the raising of the rod in Moses’ hand, not the mere lifting of his hands.” (Volume 1, Page 595)

“In Hebrew tradition these verses, 6 and 7, contain the thirteen attributes of God.” (Volume 2, Page 354)

“Throughout the lifetime of Joshua, Israel served Yahweh (Josh 24:31). An essential ‘compositional era’ of the Pentateuch comes to a close with the deaths of Joshua and Eleazar. This was an appropriate time for Israel’s leaders to begin to reflect on the theophanies and mighty acts of God during the time of Moses and his immediate successors. It was a time of consolidation.” (Volume 1, Page 10)

“Here Moses alone worships in the presence of Yahweh on Mount Sinai, for he has just learned what he desired to know about his God—he is merciful, he is gracious, he does judge, but he forgives, he is faithful, he is good. Such a worthy God has demonstrated who he is; the only proper response toward a God who is totally good (טוּב) is to worship.” (Volume 2, Page 354)

“God’s personal holiness had to be respected; to approach it in an unholy state resulted in death (Exod 19:12–13, 21–22; Lev 10:1–3).” (Volume 1, Page 202)

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series

The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series is a premiere biblical commentary rooted in the original text of Scripture. Incorporating the latest in critical biblical scholarship and written from a distinctly evangelical perspective, each comprehensive volume features a remarkable amount of depth, providing historical and literary insights, and addressing exegetical, pastoral, and theological details. Readers will gain a full understanding of the text and how to apply it to everyday life.

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Product Details

  • Title: Exodus: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
  • Author: Eugene Carpenter
  • Editors: H. Wayne House, William D. Barrick
  • Series: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC)
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Volumes: 2

About Eugene Carpenter

Eugene Carpenter (1943–2012) was professor of Old Testament, Hebrew, and biblical theology at Bethel College. Carpenter served as a pastor and teacher in a variety of church and ministry settings.

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    Eugene Carpenter was Professor of Old Testament, Hebrew, and Biblical Theology at Bethel College. He authored commentaries on Daniel and Exodus, as well as Deuteronomy in the New Illustrated Bible Background Commentary. Carpenter has also written translations for both Exodus and Numbers. Before his untimely and accidental death in 2012, Carpenter completed his magnum opus on the Book of Exodus-a mammoth exploration that took nearly two decades to complete. The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series (EEC) is becoming notoriously known for its consistent academic rigor and practical care. Each volume in the series presents content packed with insight and application and is bound together by a historic affirmation of orthodox Christianity and the inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures (xi). Carpenter's volume on the Book of Exodus accomplishes this reality with excellence and provides the reader with a wealth of understanding and insight. Carpenter begins the commentary with a well-informed monster of an introduction (61 pages). It's here that groundwork is established, and the introductory matters are investigated. I really appreciated Carpenter's focus on the theological and practical emphasis of the book. It was a refreshing and holistic overview of the importance of Exodus, and one, in my opinion, deemed necessary before entering into some of the minute details of verbal forms and textual disputes. As the reader enters into the commentary proper, each major unit of the commentary is addressed with a brief introduction, which is then followed by smaller and more detailed discussions around the specific units of text. It is here that the reader will discover the supreme worth of Carpenter's work. Each section contains the original text, textual notes, Carpenter's translation, verse-by-verse commentary, biblical theology comments, application and devotional implications, and a selected bibliography. Carpenter has also included a number of helpful excurses articles on various related topics, such as, the historical Moses, the date of the exodus, and more. The reader will discover the excurses material to be appropriately placed. That is, the articles are more than page supplements to the overall commentary; rather they strategically provide detail around some of the more difficult issues within the Exodus conversation-issues that would not fit within the introduction or commentary proper. Carpenter concludes the volume with an exhaustive 40-page bibliography and a Scripture index. Carpenter is unashamedly conservative in his overall approach to the Book of Exodus. This is praiseworthy for those that stand firmly within that theological circle. However, for those less theologically conservative, some of the statements and conclusions reached by Carpenter will be unwelcomed (e.g. authorship and date). This doesn't mean that Carpenter sidesteps these critical issues, rather his presupposition therein is guided by his belief in biblical inerrancy. I personally found much of Carpenters interaction helpful and his arguments persuasively presented. Exodus: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary by Eugene Carpenter represents the best evangelical scholarship on the Old Testament available today. Carpenter is academically lucid and pastorally sensitive. Exodus is a watershed moment in evangelical scholarship. From the organization of the volume to the riches of its content, it is hard to imagine a commentary more useful for studying a book more central to the biblical narrative than this. It comes highly recommended!
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