This is a WordPress repost of an excellent overview of the Pentateuch, which every Christian should be familiar with. I often envision the Old Testament and especially the first five books of the Bible, when being compared to the New Testament, as enjoying home made bread. It’s a bit simplistic, I’ll grant you that, but it works. The New Testament is the finished product, the Pentateuch and the rest of the Old Testament is where you learn how the grains were selected and produced, how they were cultivated, how the bread was made, the processes involved and basically where all the ingredients came from and why. The richness of the Pentateuch and the rest of the Old Testament is paramount to understanding what we have been given in the New Covenant and the steps that God took to bring us there.
The Pentateuch refers to the first 5 books of the Bible, also called the books of Moses. Which with all of their rules and minute details can seem irrelevant and disjointed from our modern times and lives.
To read the rest of Sheila’s excellent summary please click on the direct link below: