The Purpose of the Exodus (1) – Ye Shall Know that I am Yahweh

Article 1 of 2 in the series The Purpose of the Exodus

Exposition | by | Volume 30, Issue 2 | March – April 2024


“Who is Yahweh, that I should obey his voice…? I know not Yahweh, neither will I let Israel go” (Exod 5:2).

How those words must have echoed around the court of Pharaoh and in the minds of his listeners. We see a proud monarch, clinging tenaciously to his own beliefs, having enslaved God’s people, yet determined to resist His Hand. The time had come for Israel’s deliverance, and such was the scene from which God would extract a people called after His Name.

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