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Tetrateuch, Exateuch, Enneateuch or Pentateuch (Second Part)

Despite all these proposals we have set out, the best and the most critically founded is to consider the Pentateuch in its present shape, the one we find in our Bibles. The Pentateuch consists of five parts: Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, Deuteronomy. This solution is based on several elements. The division…

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Tetrateuch, Exateuch, Enneateuch or Pentateuch? (First Part)

The Pentateuch, in its canonical form, namely the form officially accepted by Jews and Christians, is composed of five books. However, over time, scholars have proposed other theories. Tetrateuch: the supporters of this theory (Ivan Engnell 1906-1964 and Martin Noth 1902-1968) think that the first part of the Hebrew Bible was…

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The Pentateuch – Introduction (Second part)

The word “Pentateuch” comes from the greek “Pentateuchos libros”. This Greek expression means “a book divided into five parts.” This designation indicates the nature of the Pentateuch. It is one book divided into five parts. This characteristic is clearly indicated by the name of the Pentateuch in the modern editions of the…

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The Pentateuch – Introduction (Third part)

Let’s take the Pentateuch as a story, beginning to evaluate its characteristics. It is composed of three basic parts: Genesis 1-11:26 [at v. 26 ends the story of the origins]: God and humanity Genesis 11:27 [at v. 27 begins the Terach family’s story] -50:26: God and the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and…

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