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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Exodus 14 – (First part)

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-31 – (The Sixth Day of Creation)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:20-25 – (The Fifth Day of Creation)

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:14-19 – (The Fourth Day of Creation)

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:9-16 – (The Third Day of Creation)

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said,…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Gen 1:6-8 – (The Second Day of Creation)

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day In many cultures and religions, the…

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The Pentateuch – An Overview (Deuteronomy)

In the most crucial and important periods of the Israel’s history when the Pentateuch was written, the Jews wanted to recap the events that have marked their lives, as individuals and as a people. Thus it was born the last book of the Pentateuch, Deuteronomy. Its name derives from the Greek…

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The Pentateuch – An Overview (From Genesis to Numbers)

The first and most fundamental part of the Pentateuch is Genesis 1-11. They put the history of Israel, which will be narrated from Genesis 12, as part of all humanity. The chapters do not speak of a series of events ordered in chronological sequence. Rather they make important questions: who…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Gen 1:1-2 – Creator or Demiurge?

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The question is: we speak here of the creation out of nothing?…

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