The Book of Exodus:
Describes the bondage of Israel in Egypt; the 10 plagues; Moses and the divine deliverance of Israel; the journey of Israel from Egypt, through the Red Sea and to Mt Sinai, the giving of the 10 Commandments and the (Old) Covenant; the golden calf; and the building of the Tabernacle.
A quick overview of the first five books ....
To help you to understand the story of each book, a Bible Commentary can be used to get an overview of the contents - for the purposes of this study we have used the 'New English Commentary: Revised' as a guide to explain the times and events, broken up into chapters, of Israel's journey from Bondage to the Promised Land.
(For this study we are focusing on just four of the books listed below. To see a more detailed overview, and corresponding chart, click on the highlighted links.)