The Exodus is the second book of the Jewish Torah and of the Old Testament of Christian Scriptures. From the Greek word exodo, which means “a road out,” the Exodus refers to the journey of the Israelites who were led out of Egypt by Moses after many years of oppression and slavery. While rooted in historical events, the Exodus story is primarily a foundational faith experience, the core memory upon which the spiritual identity of the people of God is formed. Crucial to this testament of faith are the experience of a living, liberating God who hears and answers the cry of the poor, enslaved and oppressed, and the faith commitment of a people who live in remembrance of the divine redemptive activity.
The story of Exodus as a journey of moving away from enslavement and oppression into greater freedom and fullness of life also provides a template and guiding narrative for the individual in the continuing process of a search for identity and authenticity of self, wholeness and integrity,...
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