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Pentateuch, The A Chapter-by-Chapter Study (W.H. Griffith Thomas Memorial Library) by W. H. Griffith Thomas

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Published by Kregel Classics .
Written in English


  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Religion,
  • Biblical Studies - Old Testament,
  • Religion / Bible / Study / Old Testament,
  • Bible - Study - Old Testament

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8163806M
ISBN 100825438330
ISBN 109780825438332

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The Pentateuch, or what came to be known as the Torah or the Book of the Law, is regarded as the most authoritative and highly inspired of all the Old Testament writings, in large part because these books contain the laws given to the Israelites by Yahweh.   The Greek word Pentateuch (“five books”) refers to the first five books of the Bible, collectively to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. To a Jew, these five books are also known collectively as Torah, or The Torah. Traditionally, it is understood that the Pentateuch was written by Moses, except for the last chapter of Deuteronomy, chap which describes Moses Author: Dikkon Eberhart. The word “Pentateuch” comes from a Greek term meaning "the five (penta) books." The Pentateuch includes the first five books of the Bible—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and books are often called “the Law,” but in addition to legal materials they include poems, songs, and epic narratives about the people of God.   The name Pentateuch can be traced at least as far back as AD , when Tertullian referred to the first five books of the Bible by that name. Also known as the Torah, which is the Hebrew word meaning “Law,” these five books of the Bible are .

  the "Pentateuch," a Greek term meaning "pente (5) teuchos (volumes)," or the "Books of the Law", or the "Torah" (a Hebrew word meaning "instruction") These books were originally written as a single unbroken scroll. Sometime before the 2nd Century BCE, it was divided into the 5 books . These are also called the Pentateuch, from a Greek word meaning “fivefold volume.” The Torah was written by Moses, so it is called “the book of the Law of Moses.” (Joshua 8: 31; Nehemiah ) Evidently, it was originally written as one book but was later divided for easier handling. Only the third book of the Pentateuch exhibits rather the features of a legal code. The Book of Exodus consists of a brief introduction and three main parts: Introduction, i, A brief summary of the history of Jacob connects Genesis with Exodus, and serves at the . The Pentateuch, then, is a whole. The first book is inseparable from it as an introduction; the last as a close. The three intermediate books contain the legislation itself, and in this each of them has its appropriate province.

The Pentateuch [Holdcroft, L. Thomas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Pentateuch/5(18). Pentateuch, in Greek pentateuchos, is the name of the first five books of the Old Testament.. I. NAME. Though it is not certain whether the word originally was an adjective, qualifying the omitted noun biblos, or a substantive, its literal meaning "five cases" appears to refer to the sheaths or boxes in which the separate rolls or volumes were kept. The Pentateuch, the name by which the first five books of the Bible are designated, is derived from two Greek words, pente, "five," and teuchos, a "volume," thus signifying the fivefold volume. Originally these books formed one continuous work, as in the Hebrew manuscripts they are still connected in . The term Pentateuch is composed of the two Greek words, pente, five, and teuchos, which in later Alexandrine usage signified denotes, therefore, the collection of five books; or, the five books of the law considered as a whole. 1. In our inquiries respecting the authorship of the Pentateuch, we begin with the undisputed fact that it existed in its present form in the days of Christ and.