601 The Pentateuch, also called the Torah or the Book of the Law, is the collection of the first five books of the Bible. These books contain the story of the People of Israel from their religious prehistory to the threshold of the Promised Land. In addition, these books contain the story of Creation and explain how sin entered the world. The books of the Pentateuch include the covenantal relationship of God with his people, the laws given to them to seal the Covenant, and their liberation from bondage in Egypt.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Explain God’s creation and its goodness
Distinguish between the two creation stories
Explain God’s divine promise of salvation
Identify God’s covenants with Noah, Abraham, and Moses
Explain God’s covenantal relationship with His people
Describe the theology of the Exodus event
Understand the implications of God’s law
Understand the theology of God’s guidance to the Promised Land
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