Exodus & Leviticus for Everyone by John Goldingay
This text is part of a very successful series aimed at people new to reading scripture, hence “for everyone.” The commentary on Exodus and Leviticus is very accessible –– the Exodus portion of the text is just over 100 pages –– focusing on one or two chapters of the Biblical text at a time. The text grew out of the author’s experience as both a pastor and teacher. The author is an Episcopal priest and the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at the School of Theology for Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
Exodus by Terence E. Fretheim
This text is part of the series Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. The author provides an insightful and very readable commentary and reflection on the second book of the Torah. He explores the ways that Exodus incorporates and elucidates a theology of creation, various images for God, and the meaning of Exodus as a paradigm for liberation. In doing so, he offers a wealth of insights that have the power to stimulate thought, prayer, and discussion. The Elva B. Lovell Professor Emeritus of the Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, exhibits a wonderful gift for incorporating the best in biblical scholarship into a volume that is clear and easy to understand for everyone.
Exodus by Carol Meyers
This text incorporates both the complete New Revised Standard Version of Exodus and the author’s jargon-free commentary. She prefaces the volume with a 20-page introduction that offers an excellent summary of recent scholarship on Exodus. She also provides a wealth of supplementary materials that provide valuable backgrounds for the text, the narratives, and the cultural context in which the stories are set. Her extensive work over many years as an archaeologist, a biblical scholar, and a highly respected expert on the role of women in ancient Israel enable her to incorporate into this book a variety of insights that can help to stimulate both thought and discussion on the significance of Exodus for the world today. She is the Mary Grace Wilson Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Duke University.