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genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, deuteronomy

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


Means departure


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.


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

holiness code

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.

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