Item description for Exodus (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series) by R. Alan Cole...
Exodus, Cole says, is "the centre of the Old Testament." It recounts the supreme Old Testament example of the saving acts of God, narrates the instituting of Passover and enshrines the giving of God's law. It portrays Moses, the prototype of all Israel's prophets, and Aaron, the first high priest.The book of Exodus is especially important to Christians because Christ fulfilled its great themes: He accomplished God's greatest act of deliverance. He became the passover lamb. He sealed a new covenant with his blood. "No book therefore will more repay careful study, if we wish to understand the central message of the New Testament, than this book."
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 1973
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0877842523 ISBN13 9780877842521
Reviews - What do customers think about Exodus (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series)?
Rationalistic Jan 5, 2005
Though this volume is in the Tyndale series, don't mistake it for a conservative commentary. It has all the signs of liberal conclusions drawn by rationalist scholarship. Though Cole admits the numbers in the Bible lead to 1446 as the date of the Exodus, he rejects this date and opts for the reign of Raamses II (1290-1224) (see p. 42). Furthermore, he thinks that the "sea of reeds" the children of Israel crossed was dried overnight by an east wind, thus being only a few inches deep (see pp. 121-122). Of course, he fails to mention how the Egyptians could have drowned in a few inches of water. In the above-mentioned instances, the commentary is more an exposition of Cole's preconcieved notions than of the text of Scripture. Perhaps other parts are better, but the commentary's primary value lies in its presentation of alternate views, and thus it provides discernment practice.
Quick Review Jun 7, 2000
Introductory level of study. Evangelical. A great place to begin your study of Exodus.