The Pentateuch Analysis

The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the bible and was written in the 15th century BC by Moses in the wilderness of Sinai. The word Genesis in Hebrew is Bereshith, translating to ‘in the beginning’. The book of Genesis was written as a narrative to record the history of the beginning. These books were written for Abraham 's descendants so that they would know why they were going to the Promised Land. The people needed to know where they and the world came from, how humanity had originally failed, and how God was going to fulfill the promises to redeem His fallen creatures from their sinful condition .

Abraham was a man of God. God changed his name from Abram meaning ‘exalted father’ to Abraham ‘father of
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I felt God telling me to choose Abraham, as he was a faithful servant of God. As I was reading into the context of Abraham, I found his obedience and faithfulness is what led to his blessing. Sometimes in my life, I try so hard and fail, forgetting that God is in control of every circumstance. This passage shows me that being obedient in God’s eyes, you can be made fruitful and he will prosper you. Abraham was put to the test because God wanted to see if he still loved him. Sometimes the things of the world can take our attention away from the love that we have for God, but he wants us to stay obedient and follow the path of righteousness so we don’t get distracted. The covenant that was made was between God and Abraham, and this verse repeats the words you (God) and Me. I felt that the spirit of God led me to choose this verse to emphasise that our relationship with God is between just him and me. His plans to prosper me are because he loves me. Just as Abram was created a new identity in Christ, we are born again, saved, and able to proclaim the word of God to those who don’t believe. Reading this passage, has taught me that in every circumstance, God is put first. Not because, we love him, but that he loved us first when he sent his only son to die on the cross for our sins (1 John

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