The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch

Explore the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today.

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About this Lesson Series

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Pentateuch
Download: Course Materials, Academic Packets

The first five books of the Old Testament are commonly called the Pentateuch. They tell the story of the nation of Israel from creation to preparation for the conquest of the Promised Land. But is the Pentateuch simply the historical account of God’s chosen people? Or is it something more?

This series explores the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today.

Series Goals:

  • Summarize the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.
  • Explain how Moses' original audience would have understood the narratives contained in the first five books of the Bible and what these stories mean for modern believers.
  • Provide outlooks and information on a variety of issues associated with the Pentateuch.