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Unformatted text preview: The Pentateuch I. Definitions and Overview a. TANAK- based on 3 letters of 3 major divisions i. Torah, Nebiim, Kethubiim b. Torah- Law, 1 st 5 books of Hebrew Bible, Instruction from God. c. Pentateuch- based on Greek, 5 scrolls, used interchangeably with Torah II. Literary Sketch (Major Events in Torah) a. Primeval history: 4 Great Events (Gen. 1-11) i. The Creation- God creates the world, nature, humanity. ii. The Fall- Adam & Eve violate Gods instruction and exiled from garden of Eden. iii. The Flood- God decides to destroy humans because of their sin. Only Noah and his own spared. iv. The Tower of Babel- People decide to build tower to reach God. God stops them and confuses their language. Etiological story to explain the multiplicity of languages today. b. Patriarchal History: 4 Great Ancestors (Gen. 12-50) Fathers of Israel i. Abraham (and Sarah) ii. Isaac (and Rebecca) iii. Jacob (and his four wives) iv. Joseph (Gen. 37-50) c. Moses and the Exodus from Egypt (Ex. 1-18)Moses and the Exodus from Egypt (Ex....
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