Genesis and Exodus

Genesis and Exodus - The Old Testament (Genesis 1-19;...

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The Old Testament (Genesis 1-19; Exodus 1-24) GENESIS and the Pentateuch Talk about the KJV 1611 and the NRS translations. The Greek of the New Testament, etc. (Septuagint between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC in Alexandria . translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek .) Explain Old and New Testament. Testament means “witnessing” or “statement of belief.” Pentateuch Pentateuch (Πεντετεύχως) ("five rolls or cases") is the Greek name for the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible : the name is derived from two Greek words: pente , meaning "five", and teuxos which roughly means "case", a reference to the cases containing the five scrolls of the Laws of Moses . Hebrew: The Torah, or “the Law,” a parchment scroll with the 5 books. 1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Leviticus 4. Numbers 5. Deuteronomy In Christianity , these books are found in the Old Testament . This is a brief summary of the contents of the books of the Pentateuch. For details see the individual books. GENEOLOGY: A RECORD OF FAMILIAL DESCENT. VERY IMPORTANT IN OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. Genesis begins with the primeval history: the story of creation and the garden of Eden (Genesis 1-3), the account of the descendants of Adam to the rise of Noah who survives a 1
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The Old Testament (Genesis 1-19; Exodus 1-24) great flood (Genesis 3-9), and the account of the descendants of Noah through the tower of Babel to the rise of Abram (Abraham ) (Genesis 10-11). Next follows the story of the patriarchs, Abraham , Isaac , and Jacob , and the life of Joseph (Genesis 12-50). God gives to the patriarchs a promise of the land of Canaan , but at the end of Genesis the clan of Jacob ends up leaving Canaan for Egypt because of a famine. Exodus describes the rise of Moses who leads Israelites out of Pharaoh's Egypt (Exodus 1-18) to Mount Sinai /Horeb where he leads them to God's covenant and laws (Exodus 19-24), deals with the violation of the law when Israel makes the Golden Calf (Exodus 32-34) and instructs them on building the tabernacle (Exodus 25-31; 35-40). Leviticus begins with instructions about how to use the tabernacle that they had just built. (Leviticus 1-10) This is followed by rules of clean and unclean (Leviticus 11-15), the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16), and various moral and ritual laws sometimes called. Numbers takes two censuses where the number of Israelites are counted (Numbers 1-3, 26), and has many laws mixed among the narratives. The narratives tell how Israel consolidated itself as a community at Sinai (Numbers 1-9), set out from Sinai to move towards Canaan and spied out the land (Numbers 10-13). Because of unbelief at various points, the Israelites were condemned to wander for forty years in the desert instead of immediately entering the promised land. Even Moses sins and is told he will not live to enter the land (Numbers 20). At the end of Numbers (Numbers 26-35) Israel moves towards the promised land, and so come to occupy some territory outside of Canaan. At the end of the book they are on the plains of Moab opposite Jericho ready to enter the
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