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    The Old Testament

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    The Old Testament is a collection of 39 books that explain history and Religion of the people of Israel. The authors of these books are unknown but each book has its own unique style, perspective, teachings and message. Every book has a purpose in telling the stories and laws of an overall religious structure and ethical culture. All of the books together outline a deep view of God and his attempt to relate and communicate with humans. In the Old Testament there is also an emphasis on identifying ways to use this material that can help people in their daily lives. Genesis the first book is made up of 10 stories that describe the beginnings of mankind. The book describes in its stories and origins of the “Heavens and Earth” and explains specific people and families that have a significant dealing in Gods communication with humans. There are curtain themes in Genesis that differ from each other greatly. Such as Genesis 2 that speaks about the creation of woman and their roles in life, Genesis 6 that is about the Sons of God and Genesis 9 that explains the story the curse of Ham. Abraham is also a theme, and God as a punisher of evil. Exodus had three major themes that were about…

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    The Christian Bible was encompassed from an Old and a New Testament. It is believed that followers of the Christian religion wrote the New Testament while the ancient Israelites wrote the Old Testament, which in turn is what they named the Hebrew Bible. Although Christians did not always see eye to eye with the view of the Jews and thus, chose to not conform to all their beliefs, Christians did in fact incorporate the Hebrew bible into the Christian Bible as what is now called the Old Testament.…

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    The biggest book in the Bible is the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. Psalms is filled with songs and poems with subjects ranging from worship to suffering and, like the majority of Old Testament books, include prophesies of the coming Messiah. While God had continuously spoke to the prophets about they’re coming savior, He never spoke of the specifics of what He would be like. Expectedly, this lead people to develop their own ideas and develop expectations as to what the Messiah will do and…

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    Iliad and the Old Testament play a significant role in American culture. Retailing of these stories has appeared in books, film, and other forms of media. The movie “Troy”, Hollywood’s version of the Greek poem, is an example of an old story that was told throughout the centuries retold to a modern audience, with some parts of the poem not being represented in the movie. The Old Testament of the Bible is also another story that is retold through the perspective of others. Used to influence…

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    Introduction How many times have we all heard the saying, “it’s a woman’s’ prerogative to change her mind”? In looking at the Ancient Israelites and the journey they took through the Old Testament I see a lot of swaying back and forth in being close to God and then far away from God. So if there’s anyone else that can be likened to this indecisiveness of changing ones mind, it is the Ancient Israelites. Body The Old Testament is full of people’s relationship with God . Genesis is the…

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    As we reach the end of the Old Testament, we also reach the Minor Prophets which cover the books of Hosea to Malachi. The prophetic books of the Bible are books of judgment and punishment. They also cover and illustrate the issues of idolatry, social injustices and religious ritualism. Even now in the 21st century these issues still apply to us and we can learn things from the teachings of the prophets. A man named Amos prophesized in Israel during a time of prosperity for the nation;…

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    Giving purpose to life is valuable and eases the mind of many questions. However, how is a creation story to be interpreted? The creation story in the Old Testament is a story that has many meanings behind the text. The meanings of the text strongly convey their messages, and possibly impact future cultures. The story seems to go back and forth between what existed before this creation. The very first verse states “God created the heavens and the earth” then the story moves to state “Let us…

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    The Hebrew Bible consists of two main sections: the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament begins with the book of Genesis, which tells stories of creation and how the world and mankind comes into existence. This book alone shows of God’s magnificent and omnipotent power as the creator of all things. Genesis begins with the beginning of time, the creation of the earth and the heavens. Each day, God creates something new, which He deems all of what He creates as good. (Genesis 1:31, NIV) On…

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    Old Testament Traditions

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    their own traditions that have since originated from the time of Jesus Christ. Christians place high importance on the New Testament and live their lives based on the teachings of the New Testament, the completion of the Old Testament, which is the foundation of the Jewish faith (Tasman 2016). Many Christians find the Old Testament almost irrelevant, as it was before Jesus’ time. The Old Testament contains traditions that are meant to be followed by Christians and Jews alike. Jesus of Nazareth,…

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    God In The Old Testament

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    Introduction There is a constant theme of the presence of God in the Old Testament in which God attempts to show His people (the Israelites) His law and how to live by them. Idolatry, one of the largest problems amongst the Israelites in the old testament and many of the letters of Paul to the churches in the new testament are proof that this is an ongoing issue Them Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament through which God’s fulfilment of promises to past generations are…

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