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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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 Are the People of God?

Who Are the People of God?

Our English word “church” is used for the concept that people from every tribe and nation (ie. Gentiles) have been “called out” of darkness by faith in Jesus Christ and “made fellow citizens with God’s people” (Israel). In the New Testament, the Greek word ecclesia is commonly translated “church.” Ecclesia means “called-out ones.” Although salvation was originally offered to Abraham’s seed, God extended that...

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