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.
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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
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series incorporates the latest in critical biblical scholarship, yet each volume is written from a distinctly evangelical perspective. The authors explore the context and meaning of the biblical books while showing the value and truth of the texts in ancient times and today. These commentaries present historical and literary insights for understanding the text within the Bible’s larger story and applying it to everyday life.
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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.