What Is the Law of Moses?

What Is the Law of Moses?

As we have seen, almost universally the Torah refers to the law of Moses, written down in the Bible’s books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It is sometimes called the “Pentateuch,” which is a Greek word meaning “five” (penta) and “scrolls” (teuchos). Tradition tells us that the first five books of the Bible were written down by Moses. However, does this mean that Moses was the inventor and originator of all the things...

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How Many “Peoples” Does God Have?

How Many “Peoples” Does God Have?

Let’s review what we’ve learned so far. Popular theology says that either The Church has replaced Israel, or The Church and Israel are both people of God, completely separate from each other in God’s plan, Scripture has a consistent message throughout, however. God has only one chosen people, which is Israel, but He invites people from all nations to join themselves with His people. While not an exhaustive list, the following...

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Special characteristics of Israel

Special characteristics of Israel

On this page, let’s take a look at many Scripture verses that tell us about Israel, keeping in mind what we’ve already learned: Israel includes all twelve tribes, not just “Jews” (those from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, the southern kingdom of Israel). Israel also includes any Gentiles who have been grafted into the nation of Israel through Jesus Christ. I recommend that you print this page, and then read each verse...

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What Is the Torah?

What Is the Torah?

People define the word Torah differently. You could have three or four people in a room, and they might all say Torah or the Law of God, and yet they might all mean entirely different things. The Simplest Definition of Torah The word Torah is simply a Hebrew word. It is usually translated into English Bibles as law. It is Strong’s #8451, and it comes from the Hebrew word yarah, which means to flow, to shoot (as an arrow), to point or aim,...

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How to Become Part of Israel

How to Become Part of Israel

In the book of Acts, we see Gentile believers confessing faith in Jesus for salvation. Cornelius was the first. Peter explained to him the way of salvation and finished his explanation by saying, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:43). 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45 And they...

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Who Else Is Israel?

Who Else Is Israel?

A little-known fact about the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt is that many Egyptians went with them. 37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. 38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. (Exodus 12:37-38) A few verses after this record, we read God’s requirements for the annual remembrance of...

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