Jude 5 wrote:Ὑπομνῆσαι δὲ ὑμᾶς βούλομαι,
εἰδότας ὑμᾶς ἅπαξ πάντα,
ὅτι Ἰησοῦς λαὸν ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου σώσας
τὸ δεύτερον τοὺς μὴ πιστεύσαντας ἀπώλεσεν
I read this verse several times before I finally decided it actually said what it seemed to say. Assuming this is the right reading, can someone help me understand the notion of Jesus leading the Israelites out of Egypt?
Apparently, Justyn Martyr wrote something similar:
Justin Martyr wrote:He speaks therefore in the passage relating to Judah: 'A prince shall not fail from Judah, nor a ruler from his thighs, till that which is laid up for him come; and He shall be the expectation of the nations.' Genesis 49:10 And it is plain that this was spoken not of Judah, but of Christ. For all we out of all nations do expect not Judah, but Jesus, who led your fathers out of Egypt.
I found two more useful references on the Web:
Who saved Israel from Egypt? Ιησους or Κυριος in Jude 5
Jude 5, Ιησους and the incarnation