Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  Titus 2:13

EPIPHANY

STUDIES

IN THE

 

SCRIPTURES

 

"The Path of the just is as the Shining Light,

That Shineth More and More

Unto the Perfect Day."

 

SERIES XI

 

EXODUS

 

(With Appendices On Proverbs, Ecclesiastes And Canticles)

 

 

7,000 Edition

 

"According to the Covenant that I made with their fathers

 … to lead them out of the Land of Egypt" (Heb. 8: 9).

__________

 

 

PAUL S. L. JOHNSON

As Executive Trustee of The Laymen's Home Missionary Movement

PHILADELPHIA, PA., U. S. A.

 

1948

 

 

 

To the King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

IN THE INTEREST OF

 

HIS CONSECRATED SAINTS,

 

WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION,

 

—AND OF—

 

"ALL THAT IN EVERY PLACE CALL UPON THE LORD,"

 

"THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH,"

 

—AND OF—

 

THE GROANING CREATION TRAVAILING AND WAITING

 

FOR

 

THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD.

 

 

THIS WORK IS DEDICATED.

 

"To make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery which from the

beginning of the world hath been hid in God," "Wherein He hath

abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having

made known unto us the mystery of His will, accord-

ing to His good pleasure which He hath pur-

posed in Himself; that in the dispensation

of the fulness of the times He

might gather together in one

all things, under

Christ."

Eph. 3: 4, 5, 9; 1: 8-10.

 

 

COPYRIGHT 1948

 

 

BY PAUL S.L. JOHNSON

 

 

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AUTHOR'S FOREWORD.

 

AS PROMISED often before, we herewith begin an explanation, type and antitype, of the book of Exodus, starting with the history of Israel's enslavement in, and deliverance from Egypt, continuing with the history of their journey from the Red Sea to Sinai and the Covenant, and concluding with the history of the construction of, and the institution of the service in, the tabernacle. Fortunately our dear Pastor, using the explanatory allusions thereto of the Old and New Testaments, has given us so many leading antitypical thoughts on this history as to make it rather easy to see the rest of its leading antitypical thoughts and the details that he did not explain. In the first part of Exodus to be treated, God has furnished us a type of the enslavement of the actual and prospective people of God during the second evil world and their deliverance in the end of the Gospel Age and in the beginning of the Millennial Age. The picture is so remarkable as a forecast of the antitype that it gives us one of the finest sets of historical typical teachings to be found anywhere in the Bible. The same remark fits the other two parts of Exodus to be studied in this book. Surely a devout and careful study, type and antitype, of the book of Exodus must result in a very rich blessing to head and heart; and with the prayer that the Lord will so use this study, with a willing heart we proceed to expound it for God's dear children, rejoicing in anticipation of their prospective blessing therefrom. For lack of time and space our expositions cannot be so detailed as, e.g., those given on Num. 1-14; 26; 31 in Volumes VIII and IX of the EPIPHANY STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES; but we trust they will be sufficient to make clear every part of the types as forecasts of the antitypes, though if time and space permitted, we could

 

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give many more elaborations in the details of the antitypes. This remark is made to explain why our comments in this volume will be briefer than we usually make them on typical subjects.

 

We accept as Biblical, against the claims of higher critics, the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, accordingly that of Exodus. When the antitypes of the Pentateuch are understood, its Divine inspiration and Mosaic authorship will be accepted. And for the believers who do not understand these antitypes, the numerous allusions to its Mosaic authorship in the Old and New Testaments will be sufficient. Of late years, the science of Biblical Numerics has furnished lines of proof thereon satisfactory ever to the natural man. These three reasons make it unnecessary for the writer to go into details on this subject. Hence he will begin his exposition without a further introduction; and he sends forth the book with the ardent prayer that the Lord bless it upon its mission.

 

Your brother and servant,

 

PAUL S. L. JOHNSON.

 

Philadelphia, PA., U. S. A.,

March 16, 1944.

 

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CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER I

ISRAEL'S ENSLAVEMENT AND PREPARATION

FOR DELIVERANCE

Ex. 1: 6—4: 31

 

GENERAL REMARKS. PHARAOH'S DESIGNS. MOSES' FIRST AND SECOND FORTY YEARS. TWO PHARAOHS. GOD'S COMMISSIONING MOSES. GOD'S NAME. THE MESSAGES TO ISRAEL AND PHARAOH. MOSES' HESITATION. A MOUTHPIECE. RETURN TO EGYPT. .........7

 

CHAPTER II

EFFORTS AT DELIVERANCE

Ex. 5: 1—7: 13 ; 10: 21-29

 

PHARAOH'S REACTIONS TO THE REQUEST FOR ISRAEL'S RELEASE. INCREASED OPPRESSION. THE OFFICERS' COURSE. MOSES', GOD'S AND ISRAEL'S RESPONSE. AN EPIPHANY GENEALOGY. MEASURES AND COUNTER MEASURES. NINTH PLAGUE. COMPROMISES REJECTED. PRIDE FALLS. ........69

 

CHAPTER III

DELIVERANCE OF THE FIRSTBORN

Ex. 11: 1—13: 22

 

THREAT OF THE TENTH PLAGUE. PASSOVER LAMB AND SUPPER CHARGED. CERTAIN PASSOVER DETAILS CHARGED. THE FIRSTBORN. PARTING GIFTS. OTHER PASSOVER DETAILS CHARGED. THE DEPARTURE. .......... 145

 

CHAPTER IV

THE DELIVERANCE OF THE AFTERBORN

Ex. 14: 1—15: 21

 

PHARAOH'S PURSUIT OF ISRAEL. HELP FOR ISRAEL. ISRAEL'S SAFE CROSSING OF THE SEA. THE EGYPTIANS' DESTRUCTION IN THE SEA. THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS. .........245

 

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CHAPTER V

JOURNEY TO MOUNT SINAI

Ex. 15: 22—19: 25

 

MARAH. ELIM. MANNA. REPHIDIM. JETHRO. THE JUDGES. BEFORE THE COVENANT AT MOUNT SINAI. ..........311

 

CHAPTER VI

AT MOUNT SINAI

Ex. 20—24; 32—34

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. SUNDRY LAWS. SEALING THE LAW COVENANTS. THE GOLDEN CALF. MOSES' TWO STAYS IN MOUNT SINAI……353

 

CHAPTER VII

THE GOSPEL-AGE TABERNACLE

Ex. 25: 1-9; 28: 9-12; 30: 22—37: 18; 35: 1—38: 20

 

OFFERINGS AND BUILDERS. THE SABBATH. THE STRUCTURE. THE

FURNITURE AND VESSELS. THE COURT. .........471

 

CHAPTER VIII

THE GOSPEL-AGE TABERNACLE

(Concluded)

Ex. 38: 21—40: 38

 

FURTHER NUMERIC DETAILS. HOLY CLOTHS AND GARMENTS. SUMMARY OF THE WORK DONE. SETTING UP THE TABERNACLE. ……...575

 

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