In Exodus 1-18, the Israelite experience of slavery, their liberation, and their struggle in the wilderness underlines the suffering that molds their religious and socio-cultural identity as a people. This study seeks to uncover from this rich narrative a new way of understanding suffering, collective worth of a people, and salvation. The narrative of Exodus 1-18, in fact, speaks to a modern Filipino society and gives meaning to its current societal problems. The study shows how Exodus 1-18 helps in establishing, at least, some points of departure in the Filipino’s search for identity. Expanding on this very particular concern and viewing the larger society, we aim to derive a reading of Exodus 1-18 which can contribute and help people in understanding their collective identity from sociological and theological perspectives.