Item description for Moses And The Gods Of Egypt: Studies In The Book O (Theology Classics) by John J. Davis...
Overview Moses and the Gods of Egypt, a classic study of the book of Exodus by John Davis, has just been re-issued by BMH Books with updated cover design. The 340-page paperback commentary illuminates the biblical text in light of recent archaeological studies along with Egyptian religious and political customs. It includes more than 30 charts, maps, drawings and diagrams and is a companion to Davis' previous book Paradise to Prison: Studies in Genesis. John Davis, Th.D., D.D., is president/professor emeritus at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He was a translator for the NIV and contributed to its study edition. Davis has authored a number of books and articles and has served as a senior staff member on 12 archeological expeditions to Israel and Jordan.
Publishers Description Moses and the Gods of Egypt is an academically sound and pedagogically useful study of the book of Exodus. This revised edition contains new material on the date and route of the exodus. This section-by-section commentary is lucidly outlined, is illuminated by more than 30 charts, maps, drawings, and photographs, and is well indexed. It also includes a substantial bibliography. "The purpose of this volume," writes the author, "is to take a fresh look at the text of Exodus in the light of recent archaeological and historical studies. Special consideration is given to the first twelve chapters of the book in the light of Egyptian religious political customs. Where appropriate, reference is made to the Hebrew text."
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Studio: BMH Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher BMH Books
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Theology Classics
ISBN 0884691772 ISBN13 9780884691778
Reviews - What do customers think about Moses And The Gods Of Egypt: Studies In The Book O?
A commentary which you can read from cover to cover! Sep 22, 2007
Moses and the Gods of Egypt is an in-depth, section-by-section commentary of the book of Exodus. It is written from a conservative, Bible-believing viewpoint. The book is divided into 13 chapters, making it suitable for weekly bible study lasting one quarter. For each section, the author gives a vivid narrative description his interpretation of what occurred, bringing in Egyptian religious and political customs, as well as information from recent archaeological and historical studies. Also, at many controversial passages which interpretation is commonly disputed, he details both sides of the arguments and concludes very convincingly the conservative viewpoint from evidences found in the Bible.
The author also uses his extensive cultural and historical knowledge of the region, gained from his years of archaeological experience, to pen for us a most interesting commentary. He describes the historical and political background of the time, to thus grant the readers a much richer understanding of the implications and reasons behind some of the occurrances in the Bible. For example, he provides a very detailed description of the impact each plague would have in Egypt, bringing in the intricacies of the Egyptian deities and with this knowledge, show us how it not only devastated them economically and physically, but also psychologically and spiritually.
This book is a very interesting read that bring the book of Exodus to life. Through the author's vivid descriptions and linking of historical background information, he manages to enthrall the reader with the story line of the Exodus account, and at the same time, drawing practical applications from the text. The commentary is extensive, not missing out any verse, and yet no part of it is dry. His extensive archaeological experience is put to good use here, as he brings us through the journey from the intricacies of the Egyptian religion and culture, through the climate and vegetation of the Sinai region.
I personally found the book most enjoyable and at the same time informative and edifying. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to both the lay reader as well any student or teacher of the Bible. His extensive bible references and reference to the Hebrew Bible is enough for a serious Bible scholar to research into. At the same time, his use of descriptive prose and practical applications will do well to benefit any Christian reader, young or old.