This article deals with the approach to exegesis of biblical narrative, especially in Exodus,
in finding its theological significance for contemporary and relevant biblical interpretation.
It shows that the historical-critical method is unable to span the divide between the original
context and our contemporary context, and to provide the present relevance of Scripture.
After arguing for the validity of a set canonical text, this article shows that biblical narrative
in general, and the Exodus narratives in particular, are best explored theologically by means
of a canonical approach. It shows that the theological significance translates more easily into
life-application. It demonstrates how the Exodus narratives are employed canonically for its
theological significance throughout the Bible. It concludes that the Church needs teachers who
recognise their responsibility to accurately interpret their whole Scriptures, the Bible, with the
necessary historical, linguistic (rhetorical) and theological considerations, and that this is best
done in a canonical context - whether we use a synchronic or a diachronic approach.