Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Louis Brighton

Scripture References in this Resource

Revelation 15:3; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 4:22-25; Luke 1:32; Luke 2:29-32; Luke 4:18-21; John 1:29; Romans 9:6-8; John 3:14; Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4; Exodus 19:6; Joshua 24:5-9, 17; Judges 2:1; Judges 6:8, 13; 1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Samuel 8:8; 1 Samuel 10:18; 1 Samuel 12:6-8; 2 Samuel 7:6, 23; 1 Kings 8:51, 53; 1 Kings 9:9; Judges 6:8-10; 1 Samuel 10:17-19; 1 Kings 9:6-9; Isaiah 41:18, 19; Isaiah 48:20, 21


The study of the Exodus motif grew out of the author's curiosity concerning the clear reference to the Exodus in Revelation 15:3. The question which arose concerned the extent to which the Exodus motif is used in the Apocalypse, and its significance. Therefore, the purpose o this study is to examine and demonstrate the use of the Exodus motif in the Revelation.

The study will commence with a discussion in chapter one of typology and the unity of Scripture. Because the Exodus is a major source of Old Testament types, an attempt will be made in chapter one to illustrate the importance and use of the Exodus motif throughout Scripture. Next, several of the most comprehensive examples of the Exodus motif in the Revelation will be presented. Chapter two will be a consideration of how Yahweh dwelt with His people in the tabernacle, and how this idea is used in the Apocalypse. Included in this chapter will be a discussion of "the glory of God" as used in the Revelation, and its relation to the "shekinah" of the Old Testament tabernacle. The concept of holy war will be examined in chapter three, and will be related to the foundational holy war at the Red Sea. Included in chapter three will be a study of the Divine Warrior, the Song of Moses, the plagues which are described in connection with the seven trumpets and seven bowls, and the dragon. Chapter four will survey other significant references to the Exodus in the Apocalypse, including a study of the Lamb, iii the angel of His presence, the Shepherd, and the expressions "the people of God," "a kingdom and priests," and "the One who is, was, and is coming. " Each of these topics will serve to further demonstrate the use of the Exodus motif in the Revelation. A statement of conclusions and observations will follow chapter four.

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