Essay on Bib 104 Old Testament Bible Dictionary Project

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February 15, 2015
Old Testament Bible Dictionary Project

Genesis

The book of Genesis is one of the better-known books of the Bible. Not only is it the first book of the Bible it is also the first documentation of our existence. The book was originally written in Hebrew with the title of bereshit, which means “in the beginning.” (Bible.org) While the author of Genesis is never actually named, it is believed that Moses wrote the book of Genesis. In Acts 7:22 Luke recaps that Moses was trained in the “wisdom of the Egyptians” and was the only one who was prepared to integrate and understand the manuscripts and oral narratives in the Pentateuch. Only Moses was qualified enough to be given the task of writing Israel’s
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It wasn’t until he was 500 years old that he became a father of three sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Noah lived in a time where evil rained. God told Noah he would spare his family and himself from the flood. Noah was responsible for building an ark over the next 100 years all while preaching about repentance and the impending doom they were about to face. After the flood Noah built offered animal sacrifices to give thanks to God for his deliverance on an alter he constructed out of stone. Even though Noah was a righteous man he did inherent a sinful nature. “After the flood, Noah planted a vineyard, made wine, got drunk, and passed out naked in his tent.” (godandscience.org) Even though Noah had a slip up, he still held his faith in God while everyone around him abandoned his or her belief in God. Noah lived for another 350 years after the flood and died at the age of 950. Noah was considered a predecessor for Jesus, a great man of faith and a man who did not ignore God and carry out evil.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee has several names in the Bible. In the Old Testament, it is called the “sea of Chinneroth” and “the water of Gennesar” but in the New Testament, it is also called the “sea of Tiberias,” “the lake of Gennesaret,” “the sea,” and “the lake.” The Sea of Galilee is a large fresh water body located in Galilee, “in the northern part of the land of Israel, directly east of Mount Carmel, with Damascus to the northeast and the valley of

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