Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch As Narrative. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
Chapter 2, “Exodus” pp. 241-322.
Part 2 “The Preparation of a Deliverer - Moses (2:1-25)” pp. 242-245.
Sailhamer observes an irony that Moses, the deliverer of Israel, was protected by the way his family obeyed Pharaoh’s command to cast him into the river and that he was also saved by Pharaoh’s daughter. “God is indeed at work in the affairs of the world . . . despite human efforts to the contrary, he will bring about his purposes” (Sailhamer 1992, 242-243). Sailhamer observes the author’s use of repeated patterns to signify God’s action. He has people on their way to God’s promise meeting important characters such as wives at wells. He repeats promises to leadres at various times. This is a sign of divine consistency (Sailhamer 1992, 244). The book of Exodus shows God remembering his promises.