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genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, deuteronomy

The Old Testament contains how many books?

46

The New Testament contains how many books?

26

Why is the bible the greatest book ever written?

because God wrote it

We learn from the bible that God..

created everything that exists, is absolute goodness, and created the world to communicate his goodness to others

Greek word meaning "five books"

Pentateuch

Hebrew word meaning teaching or law

Torah

What is the purpose of the bible?

to grow in knowledge and love of God

Means beginning or origin

Genesis

ends with slavery in Egypt

Genesis

Means departure

exodus

God reveals himself to Moses at ________, where he commands Moses to return to Egypt to ask the Pharaoh to free his people.

Midian; exodus

This book ends by God covering the sanctuary with a cloud by day and a fire by night.

Exodus

Most important commandment

"I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other Gods before me"

Gives detailed instructions for divine worship and regulations for priests for national and personal holiness.

leviticus

It also gives rules for the different kinds of sacrifices.

leviticus

spells out rules so people may remain in ritual purity

holiness code

means distinctiveness, otherness, separation

holiness

40 years of wandering in the desert right before invasion of Canaan

numbers

theme of how how god acted in history to guide and protect the chosen people

numbers

Even Miriam (his sister) and Aaron (his brother) turned against Moses

numbers

The 38 years in the wilderness was a time of ________ and _______

discipline and education

Theme: in order to be blessed and prosper, obey God's laws and statutes.

Deuteronomy

book that centralizes the worship of the Lord Yahweh in one place - Jerusalem

deuteronomy

The idea of temporal reward for keeping the law, and punishment for wrongdoing appears often in the _______________________

Deuteronomistic Historical Books

Deuteronomic history books:

joshua, judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 kings.

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