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Old Testament Summaries

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(Leviticus)

The genre of law is depicted in the book of Leviticus. The word law is used in biblical works to refer to the commandments that Israelites were supposed to keep and it is also used in reference to the Pentateuch, as the Book of Law (Fee and Stuart). The book of Leviticus is one of the books that biblical history considers the Law along with Exodus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers. The book of Leviticus was written by Moses. This book was written in order to show Israelites the ways to live a holy life and how to worship the Lord, our God. Moses teaches, in the book of Leviticus, that the people of God are to be holy, just as God himself is holy (NKJV “Leviticus”). Leviticus 8 depicts the scene of Aaron’s atonement, by Moses, as directed by the Lord (NKJV “Leviticus”). The book of Leviticus also teachers readers that God will forgive those who have sinned as long as they believe in him and have given themselves to him.

(Joshua)

The book of Joshua one of a narrative genre. We can tell that the book of Joshua of the narrative genre because throughout the book, the author tells stories that tell of historical events. The book of Joshua also is considered a biblical narrative because the author was inspired by the Holy Spirit when writing, so the stories that they tell were not truly theirs, but God’s. The author of the book of Joshua is not named but we can make an educated guess that the author was an eyewitness of the events described throughout the book. The main person in the book of Joshua is Joshua himself. The book of Joshua was written to tell of the help that God gave the Israelites, which made them victorious in defeating the Canaanites (NKJV “Joshua”). After reading the book of Joshua, the reader will l...

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... written in order to show the Jewish people that until God sends the Savior that he has promised, there will be foreign nations that will control their homeland.

Works Cited

“Daniel”. The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Bibles, 1973. 953-971. print.

Fee, Gordan D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Company, 2003. 163-180. Print.

“Isaiah”. The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Bibles, 1973. 752-823. Print.

“Job”. The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Bibles, 1973. 567-603. Print.

“Joshua”. The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Bibles, 1973. 236-264. Print.

“Leviticus”. The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Bibles, 1973. 113-146. Print.
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