Old Testament Narratives

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Summary of the books of the Old Testament Books


The book of Leviticus is of the law genre containing age-old laws, with a little narrative and it is written in Hebrew. Several small themes have significance: blood, atonement, feasts, rules, uncleanness, and priesthood. Holiness is the major theme though, which all the smaller themes lead to. The key aspect of this book is the forgiving of the Israelites sin, by God thru sacrifices. After the exodus by the Israelites God begins to build his nation by setting order. The basic order is that of living a holy life as God is holy. This book of course was more than likely prompted to be written by the need to preserve the unwritten Word of God eternally. The Israelites were camped out on Mt. Sinai, and this book settled issues of clean and unclean, healthy and unhealthy. This book also contains what Jesus says is the second greatest commandment, which is “love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).


This book of the bible is a historical narrative, which speaks of conquest, via God’s promises. This book takes a course of revealing God’s promise to Abraham, within the covenant that his descendants would take possession of the land of Canaan. Most key aspects of this book contain various military battles in conquest to take the land of Canaan, by the hand of god. One thing worth mentioning is the story about Rahab, which depict our salvation by “grace through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). A few battles that took place as Joshua, led by God, took the land were the victory at Jericho, taking Ai, and then Gibeon. One key thing this book also shows is, those who God makes a promise he will be true to his promise, and those who defy God will not stand.


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