Exodus

Exodus – Click on the blue hyperlinks to download the pdf file for the parashot.

Shemot This looks at Shemot – Names (Exodus 1:1-6:1). As Shemot begins, a nation has grown from 70 descendants of Jacob/Israel. As baby boys were killed by casting them into the Nile River, Moses was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses grew, killed a man, and fled to Midian. Moses marries Zipporah, then returns to Egypt to confront the new Pharaoh. Last edited 5/7/17.

Va’era – Bo  This not only looks at Va’era – I Appeared (Exodus 6:2-9:35) and Bo – Go (Exodus 10:1-13:16). Va’era is when Moses speaks to Pharaoh and performs signs and wonders — plagues 1-7.

Bo contains plagues 8-10. YHVH’s people entered into a threshold covenant with YHVH on Passover. YHVH crossed over the thresholds to protect the firstborn who entered into covenant with Him while the destroyers killed the firstborn Egyptians. The redeemed left Egypt on Nisan 15 — in the month of aviv (spring). Last edited 6/6/17.

Beshalach-Yitro This looks at Beshelach – After He Had Let Go (Exodus 13:17-17:16) and the first part of Yitro – Jethro (Exodus 18:1-19:2). In Beshelach, Pharaoh’s army pursued the mixed multitude. The Hebrews crossed over the Red (Reed) Sea, but the Egyptians drowned in the sea. After that, the people rejoiced. The bitter water at Marah was made sweet. YHVH gave His people manna from heaven and water from a rock. Following this they gained victory over the Amalekites.

In Yitro, the people arrived at Mount Sinai. Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law came, heard what happened in Egypt, worshiped YHVH, and gave Moses advice. Moses appointed judges over the people. The people cleansed and prepared to hear from YHVH. The people were very afraid when YHVH spoke the ten commandments to them. Last Edited 6/24/17.

Yitro This takes another look at Yitro – Jethro (18:1-20:23 [26]). Last Edited 7/2/17.††††††

Mishpatim This takes a look at Mishpatim – Judgments (21:1-24:18). YHVH, through Moses, further explains the commandments to the people. Last Edited 7/22/17.

Terumah – Ki Tissa This looks at Terumah – Contribution (Exodus 25:1-27:19), Tetzaveh – You Are To Order (Exodus 27:20-30:10), and Ki Tissa – When You Take (Exodus 30:11-34:35). In Terumah, Tetzaveh, and Ki Tissa, the people provide offerings for the construction of the tabernacles, its furnishings, and priestly garments. The sin with the golden calf took place, and the people were punished. Moses made new tablets because he broke the original ones. The covenant was renewed. Last Edited 9/5/2017.

VaYakhel – P’kudei This looks at VaYak’hel – He Assembled (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20) and P’kudei – Accounts (Exodus 38:21 – 40:38). In VaYakhel and P’kudei, the construction of the tabernacle, its furnishings, and clothing began and was completed. The tabernacle (mishkan) was raised. Last Edited 9/23/2017.