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2017 March 18

Image 1: The Waters of Marah: Calvary Triptych, Left Wing (detail) - (1465-1468)
Hugo van der Goes (c. 1430/1440 - 1482)
Early Netherlandish Style of the Early Renaissance and Late Gothic Movements
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent, Belgium
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: Water Carriers (1860s)
(Representing one of the 12 Springs of Elim)

Jules Breton (1827-1906)
Realism Style
Private Collection
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Exodus 15 begins with a song which Moses and Israel sang praising the LORD for his deliverance when he drowned Pharaoh's army in the Red Sea (1-3). They sank like a stone, said the song; the Egyptians said they would catch Israel, take spoil, and kill them; but the LORD blew with his wind and they sank like lead (4-12).
     The song then tells of the terror that came upon the nations toward which Israel was heading, because the LORD would bring Israel into their land and plant them there (13-18). The Egyptians drowned, said the song; but the Israelites walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. Then Miriam and the women answered with a song of their own, saying that the LORD triumphed gloriously (19-21).
     Moses then moved Israel from the Red Sea into the wilderness of Shur. They went for three days but found no water. When they came to Marah, they found bitter water. So Moses cried to the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree (or log) which he cast into the water, making it sweet (22-25). And the LORD told them that if they would obey him, he would put none of the Egyptian diseases upon them because he is their healer (26).
     Afterward they came and camped at Elim where they found twelve springs of water (one for each tribe) and seventy palm trees (27).
     [ Sermons: Dominic Smart. James Philip. Eric Alexander. Various. ]
     [ Illustration: Today's paintings depict the water theme of today's chapter. The First Image shows the healing of the bitter waters of Marah. The Second Image depicts a spring in Italy, which I have adopted to symbolize one of the twelve springs of the sweet water of Elim. ]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Exodus 15: [10] Genesis 8:1; Exodus 14:21; Psalm 104:7. [16] Genesis 35:5; Exodus 23:27; Deuteronomy 11:25; Joshua 2:9; Joshua 5:1; 1 Samuel 14:15; 2 Chronicles 14:14. [18] Revelation 11:15. [26] Deuteronomy 32:39; Psalm 33:9; Psalm 103:3; Psalm 107:20; Jeremiah 17:14; Matthew 8:8. -- From the KJV Reference Bible ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Pentateuch Detailed Outline:

Genesis Detailed Outline:

Exodus Detailed Outline:

Exodus 15


1. Promised (Covenanted) Deliverance [cf., Ge 15:16]

{Pentateuch Outline: Section 13. Generations of Levi - Ex 6:14 - Nu 2:34) - 1446 - 1445 B.C. Egypt & Sinai}

B. 4th Generation: Covenant Deliverance From Egypt Completed: (Ex 6:14 - Ex 18:27) - 1446 B.C. Egypt to Sinai

      1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously [to be exalted he is exalted]: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. 5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone . 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters. 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them. 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone ; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
     19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD bought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously [to be exalted he is exalted]; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
     22 So Moses bought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken [hearkening you will hearken] to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have bought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
     27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

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