The Bible Book of Exodus was written Moses, in the Wilderness and was completed in the year 1512 B.C.E. The total duration for it’s completion start from 1657 – 1512 B.C.E. The soul-stirring accounts of momentous signs and miracles that Jehovah performed in delivering his name people from the afflictions of Egypt, his organizing of Israel as his special property as a ” a kingdom of priests and a holy nation,” and the beginning of Israel’s history as a theocratic nation- these are the highlights of the Bible book of Exodus. ( Ex. 19:6)
In Hebrew it is called We ‘el’ leh shemohth. meaning “Now these are the names,” or simply Shemohth’, ” names “, according to its first words.
The modern day name comes from the Greek Septuagints, where it is called E’xodos, which has been Latinized to Exodus, meaning ” Going Forth” or “Departure.” That Exodus is a continuation of the account in Genesis is shown by the relisting of the names of Jacob’s sons, as taken from the fuller record of Genesis 46:8-27.
The book of Exodus reveals God’s magnificent name, JEHOVAH, in all the brilliance of it’s glory and sanctity. As he proceeded to demonstrate he depth of meaning of his name, God told Moses, ” I SHALL PROVE TO BE WHAT I SHALL PROVE TO BE,” and added that he should tell Israel, ” I SHALL PROVE TO BE ( Hebrew: ‘Eh.yeh’, from the Hebrew verb ha.yah’) has sent me to you. ” The name JEHOVAH (YHWH) comes from the kindred Hebrew verb ha.wah’, “become,” and actually means “He Causes to Become.”
Certainly Jehovah’s mighty and fearsome acts that he now proceeded to bring to pass in behalf of his people, Israel, magnified and clothed that name in a resplendent glory, making it a memorial ” to generation after generation ,” the name to be revered for an eternity of time. It is of all things most beneficial that we know the wonderful history surrounding that name and that we worship the only true God, the One who declares, ” I am Jehovah.”( Ex. 3:14,15; 6:6).
Considering that the events of Exodus occurred about 3,500 years ago, there is a surprising amount of archaeological and other external evidence testify to the accuracy of the record. Egyptians names are correctly used in Exodus and titles mentioned correspond to Egypt inscriptions.
Archaeology shows that it was a custom of the Egyptians to allow foreigners to live in Egypt but to keep separate from them. The waters of the Nile were used for bathing, which calls to mind that Pharaoh’s daughters bathed there. Bricks have been found made with and without straw. Also, in Egypt’s heyday magicians were prominent.(Ex. 8:22; 5:6,7 18; 7:11).
This account benefits us to learn about the Monuments show that the Pharaohs personally led their charioteers into battle, and Exodus indicated that the Pharaoh of Moses’ day followed this custom and faced great Humiliation for his action against God’s people.Again about Moses 40 years of service as a shepherd under Jethro acquainted him with living conditions and locations of water and food in the area, thus well qualifying him to lead the Exodus.