This program consists of five short courses on each of the vital books that make up the Pentateuch with a short course on the Book of Job.
The first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Pentateuch, are among the most foundational texts ever written. Forming the Torah of Moses, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy composed the center of Jewish law. These books had a profound influence on the Gospel writers, and they continue to speak to us today.
In The Pentateuch: Exploring the Bible's First Five Books, you will understand both the historical and spiritual importance of these books. Join renowned Old Testament scholar Fr. Michael D. Guinan OFM on this fascinating journey through the Hebrew Bible.
First, encounter Genesis, exploring the lessons the Lord has taught us through its creation narrative. Next, in Exodus, understand how the concept of exodus relates to your own spiritual journey. Then, in Job, learn how suffering and sadness can help you grow with faith in the lord. In Leviticus, take a closer look at a book that contains almost no narrative, examining its importance in the Torah. In Numbers, discover the importance of faith in the face of hardships. Finally, in Deuteronomy, explore law and fidelity in the holy covenant.
By delving deeply into the Pentateuch, you will explore its historical importance and centrality in Jewish law while deepening your understanding of the Bible in your own spiritual life.