The terms “exodus” and “exile” refer specifically to two historical events in the life of the nation of Israel. The former indicates Israel’s release from bondage in Egypt. The latter refers to Israel being carried off in the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations. However, these themes are also used in the broader theological context of the Bible’s storyline.Exile, more broadly, signals a broken relationship between God and his people. Exodus, on the other hand, promises to restore Israel’s relationship with Yahweh and to return her to the land of their forefathers. In this lesson, we will examine how these themes relate to the gospel message of Jesus Christ.