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Based on the Revised Standard Version - Second Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Exodus using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible scholars Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes explain what the biblical authors often assumed. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical and theological information pertinent to Exodus.
The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for Exodus. These can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure and themes. An outline of Exodus is also included.
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"Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The Ignatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this Bible."- David Currie Author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
"This Bible study is a triumph both of piety and scholarship, in the best Catholic tradition: simply the most useful succinct commentary that any Christian or other interested person could hope for."-Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Author Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
"With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, Exodus come alive in their historical setting and contemporary application. The wisdom of the Fathers and the teaching of the church illuminate its every page. Hahn and Mitch have done much of the work for us. Unabashedly Catholic, this series will assist the scholar as well as the beginner to Bible study."-Stephen Ray, Author Upon This Rock
Curtis Mitch, M.A., is principal annotator and Associate Editor of the Ignatius Study Bible series. He is also a research fellow of the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a biblical commentator.
Scott Hahn, Ph.D., an internationally renowned speaker, author, and scholar. He teaches theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and has published several best-selling books, including Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb's Supper, and the Catholic Bible Dictionary. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, which promotes biblical literacy among Catholic laity and biblical fluency among Catholic clergy. Hahn is the General Editor of the Ignatius Study Bible series.