Showing posts with label Books of Law. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books of Law. Show all posts

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Deuteronomy


Let's keep learning about the other Books of Law in the Old Testament.

We already learned about Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers.

The last of the five books of law is Deuteronomy.

The word Deuteronomy means second law.
Just like Leviticus there are many laws listed in this book.

At the end of Deuteronomy Moses dies and Joshua becomes the leader of the Israelites.


(from: wikipedia - book of deuteronomy)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Numbers


Let's keep learning about the other Books of Law in the Old Testament.

We already learned about Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus.

Next up is Numbers.

The book Numbers is mostly about counting the people of the lord,
and God's people wandering in the desert and complaining too much.

Because they complained too much, God said that not all of them could enter the promised land,
and that Joshua instead of Moses would lead them into the promised land.


(from: wikipedia - book of numbers)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Leviticus


Let's keep learning about the other Books of Law in the Old Testament.

We already learned about Genesis, and Exodus. Next up is Leviticus.

The word Leviticus just means a book about the Levites.
The Levites were the group of people that God picked to be in charge of keeping his laws.

So the book of Leviticus is mostly about rules or laws that God made for his people.
There are over 200 different laws in Leviticus!



(from: wikipedia - book of leviticus)


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Exodus


Let's keep learning about the other Books of Law in the Old Testament.

We already learned about Genesis, next up is Exodus.

The word Exodus is Greek, and it means Going out.
It is all about God's people the Hebrews and how the escaped slavery from Egypt with God's help.

The main person in Exodus is Moses.

The book tells of his birth and how as a baby he floated down the river
and was found by the Queen of Egypt to be raised as his own.

Then when he became older he fled Egypt and spoke to God in the burning bush

He returned to Egypt and demanded the Pharoah let the Hebrews go.
When they didn't, God punished Egypt, sending things called plagues.

Then finally the Hebrews were free and they fled Egypt, but the Pharoah tried to get them back.
When they chased Moses and the Hebrews, God parted the Red Sea for the Hebrews, but let it flood and drown the people chasing them.

Finally the Hebrews were free, and God gave Moses the Ten Commandments as rules to live by.

(from: wikipedia - the exodus)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Genesis


Remember we learned about how the Old Testament is all about what happened before Jesus was born, and that you can split it up into 4 parts: Law, History, Poetry, Prophecy.

There are five books of Law, and they are:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

The first book Genesis means beginning.

There are many well known people from this book that you might remember:

Adam & Eve - The first people God created.

Cain & Abel - Children of Adam & Eve.

Noah - Built the ark to avoid the flood.

Abraham - Made a promise with God, father of the Israelites.

Isaac - Abraham's only son, almost sacrificed but saved by an angel.

Jacob & Esau - Twins, Jacob gets renamed as Israel.

Joseph - Coat of many colors.


(from: wikipedia - Book of genesis)