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Old Testament Historical Books

Following the Bible’s law books, the historical books often read more like exciting narratives than mere factual accounts. And this is because they focus mostly on Israel’s relationship to God. Covering nearly 1000 years of Israel’s history, the events of these 12 books occurred from approximately 1400 – 425 BC.

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Books of The Law: An Overview

The first five books of the Old Testament are often overlooked as boring and tedious. And let’s face it, all the lists of names and seemingly senseless laws account for a lot of their content. They can be hard to understand and even to wade through. Until we realize just how rich they really are!

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What is the Pentateuch?

The Pentateuch refers to the first 5 books of the Bible, also called the books of Moses. Which with all of their tedious rules and minute details often seem irrelevant and disjointed from our modern times and lives. 

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Why the Old Testament is Important

The Old Testament is the first and longer portion of our Bible. A collection of ancient Hebrew writings that not only contains the historical record of God’s promise to them and all of humanity, but also their primary text for moral instruction. 

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Why Does the Bible Have Two Testaments?

Our word testament comes from the Greek diaqhkh, meaning “will, testament, or covenant.” The best translation, Biblically speaking, is covenant, as the Old and New Testaments are God’s covenants (or agreements) with humanity.