Monday, January 18, 2010

Faith Tidbit #22

The first five books of the Old Testament--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy--are referred to as the Pentateuch. As scholar John Drane notes, the five books contain "accounts of humanity's beginnings..., accounts of Israel's forebears..., and accounts from Israel's escape from Egypt and journey to the promised land...But above all it contains 'laws': regulations for religious and social life, and great moral laws built on the ten commandments."

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