The Old Testament contains how many books?
The New Testament contains how many books?
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"
Hebrew word meaning teaching or law
What is the purpose of the bible?
to grow in knowledge and love of God
Means beginning or origin
ends with slavery in Egypt
God reveals himself to Moses at ________, where he commands Moses to return to Egypt to ask the Pharaoh to free his people.
This book ends by God covering the sanctuary with a cloud by day and a fire by night.
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.
It also gives rules for the different kinds of sacrifices.
spells out rules so people may remain in ritual purity
means distinctiveness, otherness, separation
40 years of wandering in the desert right before invasion of Canaan
theme of how how god acted in history to guide and protect the chosen people
Even Miriam (his sister) and Aaron (his brother) turned against Moses
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.
book that centralizes the worship of the Lord Yahweh in one place - Jerusalem
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.