Bondage, Passover, and Exodus
Part II (Scholarship) explores the Exodus and Passover from literary and historical perspectives. What can we say really happened? How did these stories develop? The symbolism and importance of the Passover in the Bible and Judaism is also discussed.
Part III (Study Notes) takes Moses and Exodus “down the rabbit hole”, proposes value we can draw from the historical perspective on the accounts, challenges a God who would kill firstborn children, and wrestles with themes of bondage and slavery in our own lives.
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Class Member Reading: Exodus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14; Matthew 26:19, 26-28; D&C 20:75-79
Additional Reading: Exodus 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15
Other Reading: None
Sarah and Christian join the discussion, and Allen contributes to Part II.
You can access the Lesson Notes here.
You can access the Annotated Reading here.
Lesson Part 2: Scholarship
8:35 Red Sea
14:50 Numbers of People
Discussion Part 3
16:36 Literal Reality of The Exodus
21:15 Role of The Exodus in Judaism
32:00 Passover and Thanksgiving
37:00 Creation Myths
40:45 Parallels and Theological Problems
48:34 Exodus Invented and Other Roles for s in the Narrative
57:57 Things that Enslave Us
Exodus and Passover, Discovering the Old Testament
Howard W. Hunter, Christ, Our Passover
Jeffrey R. Holland, This Do in Remembrance of Me
What Really Happened During the Exodus? Carol Meyers for NOVA
Exodus 14 divided into sources
Memory and Forgetting, RadioLab
Thanks to Sheldon for hosting this episode, James Estrada for audio postproduction, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.
This was an excellent discussion, for so many reasons. I wanted to let you know that the link in the description to the “Slavery Footprint” site is malformed. This is such an important aspect of our modern world to watch out for, and I didn’t want other visitors to miss the site because of a broken link, which should point to
Thanks as always for a great podcast.
Jared Anderson says:
Thank you! I’ll update it.