Deuteronomy, Book of
Deuteronomy, Book of The last of the five books of the Pentateuch. Presents a summary of the narrative of Exodus-Numbers and reiterates laws and regulations found in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
Deuteronomy, Book of, Critical Issues
Deuteronomy, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys major issues in critical biblical scholarship related to the interpretation of Deuteronomy, including the social and historical background of the book’s composition and its relationship with other biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts.
Exodus, Book of
Exodus, Book of The story of God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Records the Israelites’ journey to Mount Sinai, where they agree to become God’s covenant people and begin to learn how to worship and obey Him.
Exodus, Book of, Critical Issues
Exodus, Book of, Critical Issues Overview of interpretive issues related to the book of Exodus raised by various approaches in biblical scholarship.
Genesis, Book of
Genesis, Book of The first book of the Hebrew Bible. Narrates events starting with creation until Jacob’s death after his family settled in Egypt. Sets the stage for the book of Exodus. Outlines God’s relationship to the world and the whole created order, most notably through the people of Israel—the
Genesis, Book of, Critical Issues
Genesis, Book of, Critical Issues Details the coverage in Lexham Bible Dictionary related to additional scholarship on Genesis.
Leviticus, Book of
Leviticus, Book of Third book of the Pentateuch. Portrays the rituals that priests must regulate and perform to maintain God’s presence with His people. Primarily concerned with sacrifice and regulations for maintaining holiness. Referred to as the “priests’ law,” “priests’ book,” and “the law of the
Leviticus, Book of, Critical Issues
Leviticus, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys scholarly topics related to the study of Leviticus.
Numbers, Book of
Numbers, Book of Numbers is the fourth book in the Hebrew Bible and is part of the Torah. It recounts the historic events of Israel’s experience with her God, Yahweh, from her time at Mount Sinai until her arrival at the plains of Moab. The purpose of the book is both theological and practical. Theologically
Numbers, Book of, Critical Issues
Numbers, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys significant scholarship on Numbers from recent decades as evidenced in commentaries, ancient-version studies, historical and literary-critical analyses, and theological inquiries.
Pentateuch The first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah in the Hebrew Bible. Also sometimes called “the Law,” although that term has additional connotations (e.g., Moses’ teachings; just Deuteronomy) and is not always synonymous with the Pentateuch or Torah. For additional information