Bible > Bible Commentary; Wesley’s Explanatory Notes; Exodus; Exodus 1; John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes << Genesis 50 | Exodus 1 | Exodus 2 >> (Read all of Exodus 1) Verse 1 [1] Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. Exodus 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. Exodus 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by Albert Barnes, a dedicated student of the Bible, continues to be very popular even today. Verse 1. Exodus 1 Bible Commentary. Exodus () (exodos from ex = out + hodos = way) is literally "the road out" or "the way out"! And so it means a going out or a departure. Compare Genesis 46:8, where the phrase used is the same.We have here the first example of that almost universal practice of fife writers of the Historical Scriptures to connect book with book in the closest possible way by the simple copulative "and." - Now these are the names.Literally, "And these are the names." As .