The Old Testament : History And Religion Of The People Of Israel

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The Old Testament is a collection of 39 books that explain history and Religion of the people of Israel. The authors of these books are unknown but each book has its own unique style, perspective, teachings and message. Every book has a purpose in telling the stories and laws of an overall religious structure and ethical culture. All of the books together outline a deep view of God and his attempt to relate and communicate with humans. In the Old Testament there is also an emphasis on identifying ways to use this material that can help people in their daily lives.
Genesis the first book is made up of 10 stories that describe the beginnings of mankind. The book describes in its stories and origins of the “Heavens and Earth” and explains specific people and families that have a significant dealing in Gods communication with humans. There are curtain themes in Genesis that differ from each other greatly. Such as Genesis 2 that speaks about the creation of woman and their roles in life, Genesis 6 that is about the Sons of God and Genesis 9 that explains the story the curse of Ham. Abraham is also a theme, and God as a punisher of evil.
Exodus had three major themes that were about Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, and the establishment of the Covenant and the Tabernacle. Exodus also contains The Laws of that time, the first part of Exodus is mostly stories then the second part is mostly record of the laws which are the basis of how they interact with God and other people.…

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