Genesis And Exodus In The Old Testament Of The Bible

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The book’s encompassing the Old Testament of the Bible are many, 39 to be exact. For this book review, I will focus on the first two books of the Old Testament and give a brief overview of the remaining. The book of Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament and the book of Exodus is the second. Both are believed to be written by Moses some time between 1450-1410 B.C. Genesis 28:15 states “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”, this shows the love that God has for his people. This is a main point found all throughout the Old Testament. In the following review of Moses work, Genesis and Exodus of the Old Testament, …show more content…
This is the setting for the book of Exodus in the Old Testament of the Bible. The Israelites lived in slavery in Egypt under oppression and cruel punishment until God saved them. He sent Moses to speak with Pharaoh the King of Egypt but when that did not work he sent ten plagues into Egypt. The final plague was the plague of the death of every first born in Egypt. The Israelites where able to be passed over from the death by placing the blood of a lamb above their doorframes, this is the original Passover. The Israelites then fled Egypt by the parting of the Red Sea while Pharaoh’s armies drown in their wake. Then while in the desert the Israelites began to question God and their leaving Egypt all together, this led to God’s decision to have them wander the desert for forty years until he would eventually lead them to the promised land. During their time in the desert God used Moses to deliver the Ten Commandments to the people. The Ten Commandments were a set of rules (laws) telling them how they should live their daily lives in a way that would bring glory and honor to …show more content…
God rescued his people from a life of bondage and slavery. He gave them hope in trusting him to provide all they need and hope for a new and better life in the Promised Land. Then finally he gave them guidance on how to live a daily life that would be pleasing and bring glory to him. The historical issues addressed in this book are the bonds of slavery and the Ten Commandments. Slavery has been something that nations have faced since the beginning of time and that is what this book helps to illuminate. However, this book gives hope that even in the throws of slavery trust/faith in God can set you free. It shows that even in the situations that seem impossible to get out of believing in God to save you can prove to be beneficial. The Ten Commandments are a huge historical set of commandments. Although, after doing some more research and digging I found that the use of the Ten Commandments this day in age are mainly personal commands to be followed not necessarily law like when this was written. Many governments might have used the Ten Commandments as an influence but none of them follow them exactly to the tee. In the United States for instance, many of the laws in the Bill of Rights do not follow many of the laws in the Ten Commandments (slate.com). Historically speaking though this was one of the first sets of documented laws for a group of people to follow. This work just like the book of Genesis

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