In the "Why the Pentateuch" paper, I discuss the setting, purpose, timelines and the basic events of the first five books of the Bible.

It features the pluralistic setting of other Ancient Near Eastern religions and how God, through Moses, established the correct world view and the correct history of the world. There are maps, charts and timelines to help provide the context for the books.

The Chronology of the Pentateuch goes through the genealogies from Adam to the Exodus to establish the dates for creation and the Patriarchs.

The Genesis 1 - 11 Study presents an overview of Genesis and then looks at the main points in Genesis 1 - 11. After this, specific points are looked at, including the textual evidence for the Biblical age of the earth, other passages that refer to Genesis 1 - 11 and the possibility of gaps in the genealogies.

The Short and Long Chronology Overview examines the difference in the genealogical dates given in the Masoretic Text and (primarily) the Septuagint to determine the original numbers.

 

Chronology Pentateuch

Pentateuch

 

 

Gen 1 11Short & Long

 

Genesis Timeline

Abraham to Joshua Egypt

Table of Nations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said to them, "Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law. "For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."
 (Deut. 32:45-47 NASB)

 

Dating the Earth - Part 1

Dating the Earth - Part 2

The Red Sea Crossing - part 1

Crossing the Red Sea part 2

Noah's Flood part 1

Noah's Flood part 2

 

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