Morales, L. Michael
With Israel's exodus out of Egypt, God established a pattern to help us understand the salvation of all his people—Israel and the nations—through Jesus Christ.
In Exodus Old and New, L. Michael Morales examines the key elements of three major redemption movements in Scripture: the exodus out of Egypt, the second exodus foretold by the prophets, and the new exodus accomplished by Jesus Christ. We discover how the blood of a Passover lamb helps us grasp the significance of Jesus' death on the cross, how the Lord's defeat of Pharaoh foreshadowed Jesus' victory over Satan, how Israel’s exodus out of Egypt unfolds the meaning of the resurrection, and much more.
The second volume in the ESBT series, Exodus Old and New reveals how Old Testament stories of salvation provide insight into the accomplishments of Jesus and the unity of God's purposes across history.
Essential Studies in Biblical Theology (ESBT), edited by Benjamin L. Gladd, explore the central or essential themes of the Bible's grand storyline. Taking cues from Genesis 1–3, authors trace the presence of these themes throughout the entire sweep of redemption history. Written for students, church leaders, and laypeople, the ESBT offers an introduction to biblical theology.
Table of Contents:
1. Exile Before Exodus
Part 1: The Historical Exodus Out of Egypt
2. The Exodus Prefigured
3. Glory to God in the Highest
4. Slaying the Sea Dragon
5. The Blood of the Passover Lamb
6. Moses the Servant of Yahweh
7. The Cultic Exodus
Part 2: The Prophesied Second Exodus
8. The Pattern of Sacred History
9. Greater than the First Exodus
10. The Servant of the Second Exodus
11. Who is the Servant of Yahweh?
Part 3: The New Exodus of Jesus the Messiah
12. The New Exodus in the Gospel of John
13. The Spirit of the New Exodus
14. The Only Hope
L. Michael Morales is professor of biblical studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taylors, South Carolina. Previously he was provost and professor of Old Testament at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida.
"Exodus Old and New is a fascinating, well-written, and convincing book. Morales does a masterful job of demonstrating that the exodus theme is both extensive and pervasive throughout both the Old and New Testaments—indeed, it lies at the very heart of biblical theology. This is a fresh and insightful study of a very important theme. This book makes a very important contribution to the field of biblical theology and is a must-read for all who preach, teach, or write in this field." - J. Daniel Hays, professor of biblical studies, Ouachita Baptist University
"A key to understanding the coherent nature of scriptural revelation is to have a firm grasp on the biblical theological themes that stretch from Genesis to Revelation. Michael Morales has given us an impressive study of one of the most pervasive and interesting themes found in the Bible—the exodus. Exodus Old and New is based on solid scholarship, and the writing is extremely clear and accessible. I recommend this book for all serious readers of Scripture." - Tremper Longman III, distinguished scholar and professor emeritus of biblical studies, Westmont College
"With academic expertise Michael Morales offers an insightful overview of the Bible centered on the themes of exile and exodus. He helpfully demonstrates how the Exodus account of God's dramatic deliverance of the enslaved Israelites from Egypt provides a paradigm for a greater exodus centered on Jesus Christ, the perfect Passover sacrifice. His thought-provoking analysis of the broad sweep of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation is compelling, even when one might differ on minor details. Exodus Old and New highlights admirably how the concept of exodus is highly significant, leading to life with God by reversing the tragic consequences of humanity's exile from God's presence."- T. Desmond Alexander, senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College, Belfast
"The exodus is just as important as Michael Morales says it is, and this book (and the series) will rejoice the hearts of all who, having been saved through the judgment that fell on the Lamb, now pass through the wilderness sustained by the bread of life on the way to the new and better Jerusalem. Exodus Old and New will send its readers back to the Bible with fresh eyes and new questions. As with all books on biblical theology, readers should test everything by the Scriptures themselves, and Morales's vigorous prose and provocative ideas provide great exercise for those seeking to stretch their biblical-theological limbs and lungs. Enjoy!" - James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Morales's book is well worth reading. Advanced students will relish the opportunity to put their Bibles back together after years of studying its parts. Morales harnesses elegant prose to convey biblical insights with theological depth. His book is a gift to the church." - Carmen Joy Imes, associate professor of Old Testament at Prairie College, author of Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters