The second book of Moses in Hebrew is called שמות Shemoth (“names”), but was translated in English as “Exodus.” It recounts the escape of the archetypes of Israel from slavery in matter, "Egypt," thus it explains symbolically how souls return to the "promised land."
All of the Monads depart from the absolute abstract space in order to manifest in the universe, and in Kabbalah this transmigration or dispersion is called "exile" or diaspora. This is why many Kabbalists state that the souls here in this physical world are in exile. Exile or diaspora means the dispersion of the names (שמות Shemoth), the archetypes, from the absolute (the Ain Soph) into matter (Egypt, the wheel of samsara). Therefore, Exodus or Shemoth means the return of the names, the archetypes into their proper place in the Absolute.