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Religion and Theology
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Name Student ID Course Date Summary of the books of the Old Testament Books) Genesis (bold) (space) The book of Genesis is largely narrative material. Some key themes and events include God as the creator and sustainer of his creation demonstrated through the accounts of the creation week, the fall of man, the flood, and Patriarchal History, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.
God chose Abraham and entered into a new covenant naming Israel as his chosen people. Again, with this act we see God as the sustainer. The chosen line continued with Abraham and his son Isaac, and Isaac’s son Jacob who was later renamed Israel. Jacob gave birth to Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers and taken to Egypt. This eventually resulted in Jacob and his family relocating to Egypt in order to survive a severe famine...(when you complete your summary go on the next book of Scripture) (space) Leviticus The genre of this book is law. Its key theme is obedience, and it contains a large number of instructions for the Jewish people, telling them how to maintain their purity and their culture while they are living in a land with many different nations. The key personalities in this book are the priests, who look after all the religious rites and ceremonies. It was most important that the Jews remain faithful to God. There are rules about proper sacrifices, and warnings about idolatry, for example. The second half of the book concentrates more on daily habits and behaviors. Some of the rules concern the health of the body, for example special instructions on foods and medicines. ...
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