The Bible Of The Torah Essay example

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The Torah, also known as the “Pentateuch,” consists of the first five books of the Bible to show their relations as one coherent storyline. The word, Torah, comes from Hebrew meaning “father’s law.” Though the books of the Torah are usually referred as law, it may actually be represented as the Gospel, or God’s salvation for his fallen creation. The laws that Moses has written does not save the people from their sin but the Seed of the Woman, a child born of Eve who is without sin, would take the punishment for it. The main message of the Torah is that God promises to save his people and bring back his blessings through faith in the covenant, or agreement, by the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the end of the days. Until that time, the Lord provides laws to keep Israel under control.
The reason that humans needed salvation is presented in the beginning of the Torah. In Genesis 3, the serpent convinced Adam and Eve that eating the fruit from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil would give them God’s wisdom which they already had. “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (English Standard Version, Gen. 3.4). By eating the forbidden fruit, they obtained human wisdom by rejecting God’s wisdom and as a result brought death into the world. This event is also a foreshadow of what will happen to Israel later on. Because God is good and couldn’t have sin in his presence, Adam…

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