Exodus (Biblical book)
Exodus [Hebrew:שמות] chronicles the deliverance of the Jewish people out of the slavery of Egypt led by their most revered ancestor, Moses through the work of God. The story of the ten plagues associated with this deliverance are well known. The celebration of Passover commemorates this occasion. Exodus goes on to record the The Ten Commandments as given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai and the stubbornness of the Jewish people against Moses and God. The book also discusses The Tabernacle and many of the laws and customs for the Israelites to live by as God will lead them into the promised land chosen for them.
Exodus is the second book of the Bible in the Old Testament, and contains 40 chapters. As part of the first five books of the Bible, it was first written by Moses. The exact date is unknown, but common estimates place it about 1450 B.C.