Background The main theme in the book of Exodus is Redemption (which means to buy back). For example, if someone had another person’s debt, they would have to give themselves to them as a slave to work for them till the debt was paid. If it so happened that a relative heard of the persons plight, choose to come in and pay the debt, he or she would be buying back their freedom and in so doing, redeem them. This was a common practice in the Middle East at that time. Another......