Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
"The Path of the just is as the Shining Light,
That Shineth More and More
Unto the Perfect Day."
(With Appendices On Proverbs, Ecclesiastes And Canticles)
"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.
To the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
IN THE INTEREST OF
HIS CONSECRATED SAINTS,
WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION,
"ALL THAT IN EVERY PLACE CALL UPON THE LORD,"
"THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH,"
THE GROANING CREATION TRAVAILING AND WAITING
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
Eph. 3: 4, 5, 9; 1: 8-10.
BY PAUL S.L. JOHNSON
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
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.
ISRAEL'S ENSLAVEMENT AND PREPARATION
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
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
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
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
JOURNEY TO MOUNT SINAI
Ex. 15: 22—19: 25
MARAH. ELIM. MANNA. REPHIDIM. JETHRO. THE JUDGES. BEFORE THE COVENANT AT MOUNT SINAI. ..........311
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
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
THE GOSPEL-AGE TABERNACLE
Ex. 38: 21—40: 38
FURTHER NUMERIC DETAILS. HOLY CLOTHS AND GARMENTS. SUMMARY OF THE WORK DONE. SETTING UP THE TABERNACLE. ……...575