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Hebrew Bibleby the Numbers Books in the Torah— Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy 5 Year the Christian Bible, which included the Hebrew Bible as the Old Testament, was first printed in English—translated by William Tyndale 1526 Adult Israelite men who left Egypt in the Exodus, according to the Hebrew Bible ~600,000 Years the Israelites wander in the wilderness of Sinai in the book of Numbers 40 Tribes of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Levi, Benjamin, Joseph, Zebulun, Gad, Dan, Naphtali, Asher 12 Sources: Bible Odyssey, British Library, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Oxford Biblical Studies Online Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. God/Yahweh, Leviticus 19:2 ou shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Symbols Mountains Represent meeting places between humanity and God and are a central part of the entire story Vineyard Symbolizes the good life in ancient Israel as well as the people of Israel Branch Represents life and rejuvenation as shown in prophecies of Judah’s restoration Key Figures Moses Key prophet; confronts the Pharaoh in Egypt, receives the Torah from God, and leads the Israelites through the wilderness to the edge of the land of Canaan David Most celebrated king of ancient Israel; founds a dynasty that rules in Jerusalem for over 400 years Abraham Called by God to become the ancestor of all Israel; demonstrates faith by trusting in God’s promises God/Yahweh Creates the world, calls Abraham to be the ancestor of a chosen people, and enters into a covenant relationship with Israel based on the Torah revealed at Mt. Sinai Divine Justice & Mercy In God’s actions there is a tension between judging sinful humanity harshly and being merciful and patient. Covenant The story of the Hebrew Bible includes a series of covenant relationships between God and people—Noah, Abraham, and eventually Israel. Homeland & Exile The plot shifts between times when characters are secure in the homeland of ancient Israel and times when they are in exile or under threat. The Story of Israel & Its God The 39 books of the Hebrew Bible were written by many authors over a span of several centuries. They record the origins of the Hebrew people, the Torah given to Israel at Mount Sinai, the provocative messages of the prophets, and the ups and downs of the covenant relationship between the people of Israel and their god, revealed to be Yahweh. THEMES Hebrew & Aramaic Original Language 10th–2nd Centuries BCE Years Written Hebrew Bible Religion Sacred Text

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