Torah: First Five Books of the Holy Bible
Revised as of November 13, 2015
The Holy Bible
Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures
Part I: Torah
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus
The above five Books are the Foundation for the Holy Bible
In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (KJV)
The creation of the world, stars, moon, sun and mankind. Garden of Eden with Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel (first family) the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, evil behavior of Cain and his fate. Noah and his family saved from the cataclysmic flooding of the world. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob [Israel], Leah, Rachel and Joseph and many more.
The king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, when ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him, but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared GOD, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? The midwives said unto Pharaoh, because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. And it came to pass, because the midwives feared GOD, that He made them houses. Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. Exodus 1:15-22 (KJV)
Egyptian enslavement of the children of Israel, and the edict for a massive slaughter of Hebrew babies. Moses is placed in a basket and set upon the river to save his life from the evil edict meted out by the pharaoh. He is found by pharaoh’s daughter and raised as her son; hence Moses has been set upon a course that will serve as preparation for the "Deliverer" of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage, which is the plan of the One True and Living GOD. Moses leaves Egypt, and after 40 years return with the POWER of the ALMIGHTY GOD to deliver the Israelites.
Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I AM the LORD. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them, I AM the LORD your GOD. Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy GOD; I AM the LORD. Leviticus 19:30-32 (KJV)
The Book of Leviticus contains various laws regarding various offerings, priesthood, reconciliation, feasts, disease, quarantine of diseases, camp and personal cleanliness and much more.
The children of Israel had arrived at Mt. Sinai three months after their exodus from Egypt. At Mt. Sinai, the Israelites had received the Law of the LORD. Designated priests had received their ordination, and laws were established for sin. According to Numbers 10:11, when "the cloud was taken up from the Tabernacle of the Testimony" was an indication that it was time for the Israelites to continue their venture to the Promised Land.
The Book of Numbers also records the number of the tribes and their position within the camp i.e. North, South, East, West, with the Levite Priests, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Holy Furnishings being strategically placed so as to allow ample space between the fore mentioned and lay people within the camp. Also, hostile encounters and much more.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our GOD is One LORD; and thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (KJV)
The Book of Deuteronomy (means second law or these are the words) is an emphatic reiteration regarding the Laws of the LORD GOD. The children of Israel are almost ready to cross over the Jordan into the Promised Land, but Moses has learned that he will not venture into the Promised Land. The LORD was not pleased with an action taken by Moses, and he will only be allowed to see the Promised Land from a high point on a specific Mountain. In the meantime, Moses reviews the whole of the Law that had been previously given to the Israelites. Moses exhorts the Israelites "Hear, O Israel, The LORD our GOD, the LORD is One LORD; and thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with ALL thine heart, with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy might" (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) We also learn that Joshua, Moses' minister will be the next leader of the Israelites.