The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus, Vol. 28 (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
Blackburn, W. Ross
“I recommend this book to anyone with a desire to better understand the book of Exodus, especially the missionary theme of Exodus.”See All
“Blackburn's book is a stimulating study that will provide those who plan to preach or teach through the book of Exodus with much useful material.”See All
“Blackburn deserves our thanks for skillfully steering us through the whole of Exodus, enabling us to see not only the trees but also the forest itself. Not only does the text of Exodus come alive in a new way, but the God of whom it speaks becomes more clearly known. To this end, Blackburn truly guides his readers to the missionary heart of Exodus.”See All
T. Desmond Alexander
Evangelical Quarterly, 86.2 (2014)
The Lord's commitment to make himself known throughout the nations is the overarching missionary theme of the Bible and the central theological concern of Exodus.
Countering scholarly tendencies to fragment the text over theological difficulties, Ross Blackburn contends that Exodus should be read as a unified whole, and that an appreciation of its missionary theme in its canonical context is of great help in dealing with the difficulties that the book poses. For example, how is Exodus 6:3 best understood? Is there a tension between law and gospel, or mercy and judgment? How should we understand the painstaking detail of the tabernacle chapters?
From a careful examination of Exodus, Blackburn demonstrates that
In the end, Exodus not only sheds important light on the church's mission, but also reveals what kind of God the Lord is, one who pursues his glory and our good, ultimately realizing both as he makes himself known in Christ Jesus.