A Complete Guide to Exodus

Israel in Egypt. Seemingly forgotten and alone for generations. But Joseph had said, “God will surely visit you.”

A Complete Guide to Exodus is a commentary by the Nerd that has grown out of five years of posting historical and theological notes on the text in his Daily Portion email list. (You can sign up for the Nerd’s “Daily Portion” email list here: http://eepurl.com/bXj2Tb).

The format is simple. “Spotlight” focuses on one specific issue arising from the text, something theological and/or applicational for the reader to take away from the content of the Torah portion of the day. “Outline” gives some logical flow with an economy of words to the daily reading. “Overview” covers some background material and information that helps the reader understand the entire portion of text better.

Readers who wish to know more about the Jewish practice of dividing the Torah into weekly portions or parashot (a plural world meaning “portions,” for which the singular is parashah, “portion”) are encouraged to read this article on wikipedia.

Each heading below is a link to the commentary page containing all seven of the daily readings from each week’s parashah.

Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1).

Vaera (Exodus 6:2 – 9:35).

Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16).

Beshalach (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16).

Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23).

Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 -24:18).

Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19).

Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 -30:10).

Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35).

Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20).

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21 – 40:38).