Themes from Genesis 1-11

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THE PENTATEUCH IS A RICH COLLECTION OF GENRES. DISCUSS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON ITS LEGAL CATEGORIES. 1. Introduction. The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; called "Torah ' in Hebrew. The term Pentateuch is from the Greek for "Penta" (five) "teuchos ' (books). Both Jewish and Christian traditions view these five books as a single unit, forming the backbone of the rest of the Bible. Both traditions place the Pentateuch first in the divisions of the Old Testament (Law, Prophets, and Writings). Other designations for the Pentateuch include ‘The Book of Law ', emphasizing the covenant stipulations as its defining features; and ‘The Law of Moses …show more content…

The Covenant renewal (Deuteronomy) comes with the second law-giving as preparation for entry into the land of the promise by the second generation of Yahweh 's people. Sandwiched between these two law-giving is the Expansion of Covenant law for the purpose of holiness among the people of Yahweh(since He will dwell in

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