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An Introduction to the Old Testament. The Bible is not a book is a Library many authors many types of writings history, prose, poetry, song etc represents.

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1 An Introduction to the Old Testament

2 The Bible is not a book is a Library many authors many types of writings history, prose, poetry, song etc represents how the Jewish people understood their God and this God’s action in their history/culture/religion

3 Composition over 1000 years in written form during the monarchy Canon fluid (between 39 – 46 books) Septuagint (Alexandria, Egypt) LXX - 180 B.C. had 46 Council of Jamnia 90 A.D. set 39 Council of Trent closes canon for Catholic Church

4 Hebrew Scriptures TaNaKh T – Torah (Pentateuch) N – Nevi’im (Prophets K – Ketuvim (Writings)

5 Torah (Pentateuch): Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

6 Nevi’im (Prophets): Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi

7 Ketuvim (Writings): Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 & 2 Chronicles

8 Torah (Pentateuch): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy Nevi’im (Prophets): Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi Ketuvim (Writings): Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 & 2 Chronicles Deuterocanonical (Catholic): Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 2 Maccabees


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