*Exodus General Structure (per Jerusalem Bible)*

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*Deliverance from Egypt*

*a. **Israel in Egypt*

**The prosperity of the Israelites in Egypt (Ex 1:1-1:7)**

**The oppression of the Israelites (Ex 1:8-1:22)**

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*b. **The youth of Moses*

**The birth of Moses (Ex 2:1-2:10)**

**The flight of Moses to Midian (Ex 2:11-2:22)**

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*c. **The calling of Moses*

**God remembers Israel (Ex 2:23-2:25)**

**The burning bush (Ex 3:1-3:6)**

**The mission of Moses (Ex 3:7-3:12)**

**The revelation of God’s name (Ex 3:13-3:15)**

**The instructions about the mission of Moses (Ex 3:16-3:20)**

**The plunder of Egypt (Ex 3:21-3:22)**

**Moses’ first miracles (Ex 4:1-4:9)**

**Aaron as interpreter for Moses (Ex 4:10-4:17)**

**Return of Moses to Egypt and his departure from Midian (Ex 4:18-4:23)**

**The circumcision of Moses’ son (Ex 4:24-4:26)**

**The meeting with Aaron (Ex 4:27-4:31)**

**The first encounter with Pharaoh (Ex 5:1-5:5)**

**The instructions for the supervisors (Ex 5:6-5:14)**

**The complaints of the Israelite supervisors (Ex 5:15-5:18)**

**The recriminations against Moses (Ex 5:19-6:1)**

**Another passage about the vocation of Moses (Ex 6:2-6:13)**

**The genealogy of Moses and Aaron (Ex 6:14–6:27)**

**The continuation of the vocation and mission of Moses (Ex 6:28-7:7)**

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*d. **The plagues in Egypt and the Passover*

**The staff changes into a snake (Ex 7:8-7:13)**

**The first plague – The Nile River pollution with blood (Ex 7:14-7:24)**

**The second plague – frogs (Ex 7:25-8:15)**

**The third plague – mosquito/gnats (Ex 8:16-8:19**

**The fourth plague – flies (Ex 8:20-8:32)**

**The fifth plague – the sick livestock (Ex 9:1-9:7)**

**The sixth plague – festering boils (Ex 9:8-9:12)**

**The seventh plague – hail and thunderstorm (Ex 9:13-9:35)**

**The eighth plague – locusts (Ex 10:1-10:20)**

* ***The ninth plague – darkness in Egypt (Ex 10:21-10:29)**

**The tenth plague – death of the first-born (Ex 11:1-11:10)**

**The Feast of Passover (Ex 12:1-12:14)**

**The Feast of the Unleavened Bread (Ex 12:15-12:20)**

**The prescriptions for the actual Passover (Ex 12:21-12:28)**

**The death of the first-born (Ex 12:29-12:34)**

**The plunder of the Egytpians (Ex 12:35-12:36)**

**The departure of Israel (Ex 12:37-12:42)**

**Prescriptions about who can participate in the Passover (Ex 12:43-12:51)**

**The consecration of the first born (Ex 13:1-13:2)**

**The unleavened bread (Ex 13:3-13:10)**

**The first-born males (Ex 13:11-13:16)**

*e. **The passage of the Red Sea*

**The departure of the Israelites (Ex 13:17-13:22)**

**From Etham to the Red Sea (Ex 14:1-14:4)**

**The pursuit of the Egyptians (Ex 14:5-14:14)**

**The passage of the Red Sea (Ex 14:15-14:31)**

**The victory chant (Ex 15:1-15:21)**

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II. *The desert march*

**Marah (Ex 15:22-15:27**)

**Manna and quails (Ex 16:1-16:36)**

**Water from the rock (Ex 17:1-17:7)**

**The battle with Amalek (Ex 17:8-17:16)**

**The meeting of Jethro and Moses (Ex 18:1-18:12)**

**The institution of the judges (Ex 18:13-18:27)**

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III. *The covenant at Sinai*

*a. **The covenant and the Ten Commandments*

**Arrival at Sinai (Ex 19:1-19:2)**

**Promise of a covenant (Ex 19:3-19:8)**

**Preparation for the covenant (Ex 19:9-19:15)**

**The theophany (Ex 19:16-19:25)**

**The Decalogue (Ex 20:1-20:21)**

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*b. **The code of the covenant*

**The law about altars (Ex 20:22-20:26)**

**The laws relative to slaves (Ex 21:1-21:11)**

**Homicide (Ex 21:12-21:17)**

**Fights and injuries (Ex 21:18-21:27)**

**Oxen and open pits (Ex 21:28-21:36) **

**Stealing animals (Ex 22:1-22:3)**

**Dealing with your neighbor’s animals (Ex 22:4-22:15)**

**Seducing a virgin (Ex 22:16-22:17)**

**Religious and moral laws (Ex 22:18-22:28)**

**The first-born (Ex 22:29-22:31)**

**Justice and your enemy (Ex 23:1-23:9)**

**The Sabbath year (Ex 23:10-23:13)**

**The feasts of Israel (Ex 23:14-23:19)**

**The promise and the instructions for the entrance into Canaan (Ex 23:20-23:32)**

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*c. **Conclusion of the covenant*

**The conclusion of the covenant (Ex 24:1-24:11)**

**Moses on the mountain forty days (Ex 24:12-24:18)**

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*d. **Prescriptions about the construction of the sanctuary and their ministers*

**The contributions for the sanctuary (Ex 25:1-25:9)**

**The Ark of the Covenant (Ex 25:10-25:22)**

**The golden table (Ex 25:23-25:30)**

**The golden lamp stand (Ex 25:31-25:40)**

**Curtains covering the tabernacle (Ex 26:1-26:14)**

**The wood frame (Ex 26:15-26:30)**

**The curtain (Ex 26:31-26:37)**

**The holocaust altar (Ex 27:1-27:8)**

**The court of the tabernacle (Ex 27:9-27:19)**

**The oil for the lamps (Ex 27:20-27:21)**

**The priestly vestments (Ex 28:1-28:5)**

**The ephod (Ex 28:6-28:14)**

**The breastplate (Ex 28:15-28:30)**

**The blue robe (Ex 28:31-28:35)**

**The headpiece turban, tunic and sash (Ex 28:36-28:39)**

**The priestly clothing for Aaron and his sons (Ex 28:40-28:43)**

**Preparation for the consecration of Aaron and his sons (Ex 29:1-29:3)**

**Washing, clothing and anointing of Aaron and his sons (Ex 29:4-29:9)**

**Offering of the bull and rams (Ex 29:10-29:21)**

**Investiture of priests (Ex 29:22-29:30)**

**Sacred meal (Ex 29:31-29:34)**

**Consecration of the altar of holocausts (Ex 29:35-29:37)**

**Daily holocausts (Ex 29:38-29:46)**

**The golden incense altar (Ex 30:1-30:10)**

**The ransom fee (Ex 30:11-30:16)**

**The bronze basin (Ex 30:17-30:21)**

**The anointing oil (Ex 30:22-30:33)**

**The incense (Ex 30:34-30:38)**

**The skilful sanctuary workers (Ex 31:1-31:11)**

**The Sabbath rest (Ex 31:12-31:17)**

**The tablets of the law (Ex 31:18-31:19)**

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*e. **The failure of the Israelites and the renewed covenant*

**The golden calf (Ex 32:1-32:6)**

**Yahweh sends Moses (Ex 32:7-32:10)**

**The intercession of Moses (Ex 32:11-32:14)**

**Moses breaks the stone tablets of the law (Ex 32:15-32:24)**

**The zeal of the Levites (Ex 32:25-32:29)**

**Another intercession of Moses (Ex 32:30-32:35)**

**The order to depart (Ex 33:1-33:6)**

**The meeting tent (Ex 33:7-33:11)**

**Conversation of Moses and Yahweh (Ex 33:12-33:17)**

**Moses and the glory of Yahweh (Ex 33:18-33:23)**

**The new stone tablets (Ex 34:1-34:5)**

**The Divine proclamation (Ex 34:6-34:9)**

**The renewed Covenant (Ex 34:10-34:28)**

**Moses descends the mountain (Ex 34:29-34:35)**

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*f. Construction of the sanctuary*

**The laws for the sabbatical rest (Ex 35:1-35:3)**

**Collection of materials (Ex 35:4-35:29)**

**The workers at the sanctuary (Ex 35:30-35:35)**

**Stopping the collection (Ex 36:1-36:7)**

**The curtains of the tabernacle (Ex 36:8-36:19)**

**The frames for the tabernacle (Ex 36:20-36:34)**

**The entrance curtain (Ex 36:35-36:38)**

**Making the Ark of the Covenant (Ex 37:1-37:9)**

**The golden table (Ex 37:10-37:16)**

**The golden lamp stand (Ex 37:17-37:24)**

**The incense altar (Ex 37:25-37:29)**

**The holocaust altar (Ex 38:1-38:7)**

**The bronze basin (Ex 38:8-38:8)**

**Construction of the court (Ex 38:9-38:20)**

**Counting the materials (Ex 38:21-38:31)**

**The ephod (Ex 39:1-39:7)**

**The breastplate (Ex 39:8-39:21)**

**The blue robe (Ex 39:22-39:26)**

**Priestly clothing (Ex 39:27-39:29)**

**The diadem turban (Ex 39:30-39:32)**

**The delivery to Moses of all that was done (Ex 39:33-39:43)**

**The erection and consecration of the sanctuary (Ex 40:1-40:15)**

**The execution of the divine orders (Ex 40:16-40:33)**

**Yahweh tales possession of the sanctuary (Ex 40:34-40:35)**

**The cloud guides the Israelites (Ex 40:36-40:38)**

**My understanding of Exodus**