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1st Book of the Bible
Original Language: Hebrew
Author: MOSES
... the prophet of Israel who stood against the Pharaoh of Egypt, and led the children of Israel out of Egypt to freedom, by the power of Almighty GOD. He received directly from GOD the law as he met with Him a top Mount Sinai during the Exodus. He led Israel throughout the entire period of the Exodus and sojourn in the dessert. He died just prior Israel's entrance into the promised land. Though entirely a man of God, Moses himself represented the law, therefore his non- entrance into the holy land symbolizes that no man will be justified by the law before GOD's throne. Interestingly enough it was Joshua- a name very similar to Yeshua, translated 'salvation', who led Israel into the promised land, indicating it is by the grace of GOD that we are saved.
This first book in the Bible, which interestingly enough begins with the words,"In the beginning God...", making absolutely no attempt at this point to explain to anyone the existence of God or to convince anyone at this point of the opening of the scriptures, that His nature is "from everlasting, to everlasting". We must come to God believing that He is.
Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

The first five books of the Old Testament (Tenakh) comprise what Israel calls the "Torah". This is one of those books. They are also referred to as the Pentatuch. All five books were written by the Prophet Moses, probably during his sojourn in the wilderness. In this first book of the Torah, you will find these fascinating accounts;

  • Creation of Adam and Eve and their subsequent temptation and fall from the Garden of Eden
  • Cain's murder of his brother Abel
  • The account of Noah's Ark
  • The covenant with Abraham as the father of many nations.
  • The covenant with Abraham as the father of many nations.
  • The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
  • The Tower of Babal
  • The establishment of Israel and the twelve tribes thereof.
  • The descent of Israel into Egypt



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