The Exodus as a Type of Creation

In today’s responsive reading (which comes from Exodus 15 rather than Psalms), the Exodus is presented as a Type of creation. This is suggested by verse 5 of the chapter, which reads “The floods/deeps covered them.” The word “deeps” is the same word from Genesis 1 where darkness is over the “deep.” In both scenarios, something important happens in relation to a watery chaos. WIth this link back to creation, it is beneficial to think of the Exodus as the creation of something new. Scholars have noted that this is the creation of a nation. Whereas Israel goes down into Egypt as a family, they come out as a nation.

This is just one of a number of links between other Old Testament events and creation.  For further examination of these types of links within the Old Testament, check out:

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