The Exodus and John 6

“The Exodus and John 6,” New Testament Teacher Resource Manual (2002), 293


Exodus of Israel from Egypt

A New Exodus

God led the children of Israel through the wilderness by the Red Sea (see Exodus 13:18).

(John 6:1–2)

Moses “came to the mountain of God” (Exodus 3:1; see also v. 12; 19:1–3).

(John 6:3, 15)

Jehovah multiplied signs and wonders (see Exodus 7:3; see also Exodus 7–11).

(John 6:2, 26, 30)

The Lord instituted the Feast of the Passover (see Exodus 12).

(John 6:4)

God gave Israel manna or “bread from heaven” (Exodus 16:4; see vv. 3–35; Deuteronomy 8:3).

(John 6:5–14, 31–58)

The Lord told the people to gather only what they needed each day so nothing was wasted (see Exodus 16:16–30).

(John 6:12)

The Lord promised to raise up a Prophet like Moses (see Deuteronomy 18:15–18).

(John 6:14)

The Lord saved the Israelites by parting the Red Sea; they walked through on dry ground (see Exodus 14). The account emphasizes darkness and wind (see vv. 20–21).

(John 6:16–21)

Israel murmured against the Lord (see Exodus 15:24; 16:8; 17:3; Numbers 11:4–6).

(John 6:43, 61, 66)

Prophets testified concerning the significance of the Exodus (see Exodus 14:31–15:21; Numbers 20:12; Deuteronomy 4:33, 35; 6; 26:5–9; Isaiah 51:9–16; 52:1–6; 1 Nephi 17; 2 Nephi 25:20; see also D&C 136:22).

(John 6:66–69)