The Pentateuch: Part One of the Jog through the Bible

Here is the overview of the first section of my copyrighted “Jog through the Bible. If you would like the study material that goes with it, please contact me separately.

The word Pentateuch means “five books” and has to do with the first five books of the Bible:  Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  Each one has to do, one way or another, with the Suzerain King Who makes treaties with His people.  He makes a Creation treaty in Genesis 1 and 2.  In Genesis, He also makes treaties with Noah and Abraham (with restating of the Abrahamic treaty with his descendants Isaac, Jacob/Israel, and Joseph.

Exodus opens with the treaty of Redemption as God calls Moses to deliver the people of Israel from bondage in Egypt.  The rest of Exodus includes the establishing of the Law as promulgated by the Suzerain King to His people. 

Numbers has to do with genealogy and other important matters while Israel is in the wilderness.  Leviticus continues Law information including the establishment of a priesthood and looking toward the day when there will be a temple in a central location.

Deuteronomy involves a restatement of the treaty when Israel is on the verge of entering the Promised Land.