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HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT



INTRODUCTION.

 

The second Book of Moses is called Exodus from the Greek word ExodoV, which signifies going out; because it contains the history of the going out of the children of Israel out of Egypt.  The Hebrews, from the words with which it begins, call it Veelle Shemoth: These are the names.  Ch. --- It contains the space of 143 years, till the beginning of the second year after the liberation of the Israelites.  T. --- Their slavery is described in the first chapters; and is supposed to have continued ninety years.  D. --- The laws prescribed by God to his people, the sacrifices, tabernacle, &c. were all intended to prefigure the Christian dispensation.  S. Aug. de C. D. vii. 31. --- Moses himself was a type of Jesus Christ, who was rejected by the synagogue, and received by the Gentiles, as the Jewish Legislator was abandoned by his mother, and educated by the Egyptian princess.  She delivers him back to his mother; and thus the Jews will, at last, acknowledge our Saviour.  D. --- God deigns to address his people in the character of a powerful Eastern monarch, and requires the like attention.  He appoints his ministers, like guards, to attend before his tabernacle, &c.  The laws which he enacts, are such as suited the Jewish people: they were not to rise all at once to perfection; but these laws guide them, as it were, on the road.  They are infinitely more perfect than those of the surrounding nations.  C.

 

 








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