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  Pentateuch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pentateuch ("implementation of five books") is a Greek word that is derived from two words: penta meaning "five", and teukhos which means "implement" which refers to the Hebrew Bible's books of:
The Pentateuch was traditionally believed to have been written down by Moses.
The Pentateuch can be contrasted with the Hexateuch, a term for the first six books of the Bible.
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 Samaritan Pentateuch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Samaritan Pentateuch is the text of the Pentateuch (also called the Torah or Law) used by the Samaritans.
In 1645 a copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch was brough by traveler to the East, and published in the Paris Polyglot by Jean Morin, a Jesuit, convert from Calvinism to Roman Catholicism, who passed to believe the theory that the Septuagint and the Samaritan Texts were superior to the Hebrew Masoretic text.
The form of the letters in the manuscript copies of the Samaritan Pentateuch, called the Samaritan alphabet, is different from that of the Hebrew copies, and is probably the same as that which was in general use before the Babylonian captivity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samaritan_Pentateuch   (437 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - TORAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fivefold division of the Pentateuch was due to purely external causes, and not to a diversity of content; for in volume the Torah forms more than a fourth of all the books of the Bible, and contains, in round numbers, 300,000 letters of the 1,100,000 in the entire Bible.
This high esteem finds its expression in the rule that a copy of the Pentateuch is unlimited in value, and in the ordinance that the inhabitants of a city might oblige one another to procure scrolls of the Law (Tosef., B. iii.
The framework of the Pentateuch is historical narrative bound together by the thread of chronology.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=265&letter=T&search=Torah   (3137 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pentateuch
The Jewish tradition concerning the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch was brought in to the Christian Church by Christ Himself and the Apostles.
The denial of the Mosaic authenticity of the Pentateuch is an error, and the contradictory of the thesis maintaining the Mosaic authenticity of the Pentateuch is considered erronea in fide (cf.
BEDE, Hexaemeron in P.L., XCI, 9-190; IDEM, In Pentateuch.
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 Pentateuch, The
The book which was discovered the temple in the reign of Josiah, and which is entitled, (2 Chronicles 34:14) "a book of the law of Jehovah by the hand of Moses," was substantially, it would seem the same volume, though it may afterward have undergone some revision by Ezra.
Till the middle of the last century it was the general opinion of both Jews and Christians that the whole of the Pentateuch was written by Moses, with the exception of a few manifestly later additions,--such as the, 34th chapter of Deuteronomy, which gives the account of Moses death.
It is sufficient here to state that there is evidence satisfactory that the main bulk of the Pentateuch, at any rate, was written by Moses, though the probably availed himself of existing documents in the composition of the earlier part of the work.
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 basic.theology.forums > Pentateuch
Though the Pentateuch is usually considered to be five separate books, more than likely it was originally constructed as one literary work.
Though modern critical scholarship would argue otherwise (see JEPD Theory), the Pentateuch was written by Moses in the wilderness around 1446-1406 b.c.
He is named as the author in both the Pentateuch (4 Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord.
www.basictheology.com /definitions/Pentateuch   (359 words)

  
 Pentateuch (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The books composing the Pentateuch are properly but one book, the "Law of Moses," the "Book of the Law of Moses," the "Book of Moses," or, as the Jews designate it, the "Torah" or "Law." That in its present form it...
As regards the Pentateuch, they are not ashamed to attribute fraud, and even conspiracy, to its authors, who sought to find acceptance to their work which was composed partly in the age of Josiah, and partly in that of Ezra and Nehemiah, by giving it out to be the work of Moses!
The Pentateuch is certainly the basis and necessary preliminary of the whole of the Old Testament history and literature.
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 PENTATEUCH - Holman Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
A division of the Pentateuch based on the contents may be outlined as: Genesis 1-11, Primeval history, from Creation to Abraham; Genesis 12-36, Patriarchal history; Genesis 37-50, Joseph stories; Exodus 1-18, The Exodus; Exodus 19:1—Numbers 10:10, Israel at Sinai; Numbers 10:11-21:35, Israel in the Wilderness; Numbers 22:1—Deuteronomy 34:1, Israel in the Plains of Moab.
Other groups of laws in the Pentateuch are: the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 20:22-23:19); the laws of sacrifice (Leviticus 1-7); the laws of purity (Leviticus 11-15); the Holiness Code (Leviticus 17-26); and the Deuteronomy Code (Deuteronomy 12-26).
One passage in the Pentateuch which contributed to the serious questioning of Mosaic authorship is Deuteronomy 34:5-8, describing Moses' death and the following period of mourning.
www.studylight.org /dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T4898   (2410 words)

  
 Historical Issues in the Pentateuch by John McDermott
The Pentateuch, or Torah, the foundational story for Judaism, is an important part of Scripture for Christianity and shaped many or the stories in Islam’s Quran.
Indeed, the Pentateuch has been the subject of groundbreaking studies in source criticism, the role of oral traditions, archaeology and the Bible, form criticism, canonical studies, and literary studies.
In the Pentateuch, the Israelites are transformed into a nation through their experiences on this journey.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/Pentateuch.htm   (1920 words)

  
 Journal of Religion and Society
The Pentateuch is a worthy focus for such an investigation because, of all the texts in the Hebrew Bible, the Pentateuch, as the narration of the genesis of Israel, is most deeply concerned about establishing an authoritative identity for biblical Israel vis-à-vis other communities.
The overall shape of the final text form of the Pentateuch suggests that this linkage is a deliberate redactional means of incorporating at least two different narratives of biblical Israel's origin, the story of Joseph functioning as a hinge between the two.
In the Pentateuch, Egypt thus functions not only as embodiment of that which is adverse and must be repulsed, but also as a mark of the anxiety, ambiguity, and contingency of identity itself.
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 Who wrote the 5 books of Moses? (a.k.a. the Pentateuch, the books of the Law, the Torah)
Both Judaism and Christianity assumed that the Pentateuch -- the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) were written by Moses, as the Bible itself states.
These factors led theologians to the conclusion that the Pentateuch is a hybrid document which was written well after Moses' death, and much later than the events portrayed.
We have prepared a copy of the first ten chapters of Genesis which identifies the passages by J, P and R. Each of the authors' writings is shown in text of a different color.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_tora1.htm   (1518 words)

  
 HebrewDatesPentateuch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Pentateuch's  very language indicates it CANNOT be a document of Moses' days and the 16th/15th century BCE.
I have already noted that the study of sites mentioned in the Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua reveal that some did not come into existence until the late 7th century BCE, revealing that the Primary History was written no earlier than this period.
The script of that era as it survives in archaeological contexts is quite different from the Hebrew script appearing in the earliest examles we have of the Pentateuch from the 3rd/2nd centuries BCE (found in association with the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and vicinity).
www.bibleorigins.net /HebrewDatesPentateuch.html   (3579 words)

  
 JEDP: "Sources" in the Pentateuch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This referred to the conclusion that the Pentateuch as we have it had been composed or complied from a variety of previously existing documents or sources.
But the final shaping of the P traditions is considered late in the development of the final form of the Pentateuch, since the priests emerged as the leaders and wielders of power only after the return from exile (after 538 BC).
All this suggests that there is still validity in understanding a diversity of material in the Pentateuch that arose from different time periods with different emphases, much as we understand the diverse Gospel material of the New Testament (see The Synoptic Problem).
www.cresourcei.org /jedp.html   (4496 words)

  
 INTRO TO PENTATEUCH, NRSV NEW TESTAMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nor is the early development of Israel as a people the Pentateuch's unifying theme, as may be seen from the first eleven chapters of the Bible, which are concerned with the world from creation to the birth of Abraham (Gen 11.27).
Various other suggested unifying themes for the Pentateuch, such as covenant, are also incorrect, since they do not really appear at the beginning of the Pentateuch and are continued well beyond it.
The suggestion that the promise of the land unifies the Pentateuch is especially problematic, since this theme, though introduced in Gen 12, is only fulfilled with the conquest of the land in Joshua, in which case the Hexateuch ("six books": the Pentateuch plus Joshua) rather than the Pentateuch should be seen as the decisive unit.
www.anova.org /sev/es/intro_pentateuch.htm   (2152 words)

  
 Did Moses Write the Pentateuch?
However, outside of the more conservative seminaries and churches, it is commonly held that Moses did not write these books, that they are a compilation of works by numerous writers over an extended period of time.
Religious studies courses at most universities teach that the Pentateuch is a composite work consisting of four literary strands.
Scholars are admitting that the way the books use common words, phrases and motifs, parallel narrative structure, and deliberate theological arrangement of literary units for teaching and memorization support viewing the five books as a literary whole.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/moses.html   (2024 words)

  
 The Pentateuch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The author demonstrates that the Pentateuch, which forms the basis of Judaism and Christianity, and to a much lesser extent Islam, presents a degenerate and perverse theory of God and of humanity.
The Pentateuch is the effective constitution of a tribal cult designed for conquest and plunder.
You don’t have to be a philosopher, in fact you mustn’t be an academic philosopher, in order to understand the effects that the Pentateuch must have, has had, and is having on all societies that revere it.
www.geocities.com /gergae2004/Writings/Pentateuch.htm   (5152 words)

  
 pentateuch
Much can be learned regarding the pattern and purpose of the Pentateuch (first five books of the bible).
15:37-41, Shem, name), the Pentateuch is purposed to be the body of Divine knowledge of the law in Jewish scriptures (Torah) used in the synagogue for liturgical purposes.
Modern religions often teach the Pentateuch as a descriptive definition of the nature of God Almighty.
www.jesusreligion.com /pentateuch.html   (711 words)

  
 Samaritan Pentateuch - Easton Bible Dictionary - Bible Software by johnhurt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samaritan Pentateuch - On the return from the Exile, the Jews refused the Samaritans participation with them in the worship at Jerusalem, and the latter separated from all fellowship with them, and built a temple for themselves on Mount Gerizim.
Thus the Pentateuch was preserved among the Samaritans, although they never called it by this name, but always "the Law," which they read as one book.
The form of the letters in the manuscript copies of the Samaritan Pentateuch is different from that of the Hebrew copies, and is probably the same as that which was in general use before the Captivity.
www.htmlbible.com /kjv30/easton/east3203.htm   (323 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - The Pentateuch
Pentateuch is a name given to the first five books of the Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
When they were divided into five sections, or books, is unknown, however it is reasonably certain that it was at, or before, the writing of the Septuagint, from which the descriptive book names, or titles, were taken by the Greek translators.
Moses has been generally accepted by Jewish and Christian tradition as the compiler of the Pentateuch, using all of the ancient records, written and oral, available to him.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/penta.htm   (328 words)

  
 Chapter 3: The Analysis of the Pentateuch
Part of the problem lies in the fact that at no point in the Pentateuch is it stipulated that Moses is the author; certain portions are said to be by Moses, but not the total writing.
Because the documentary hypothesis is the most widely accepted of all theories of Pentateuchal analysis, this book will utilize, in principle, the conclusions reached by this method of research.
The term "Pentateuch" was used as early as the third century A.D. by Origen in reference to the first five books of the Bible — the Torah.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/gerald_larue/otll/chap3.html   (3280 words)

  
 A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion: Pentateuch @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pentateuch The five books of Moses—; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy —called, in the Jewish tradition, the Torah, as distinct from the other two divisions of the Bible, the Prophets and the Writings.
On the traditional view, the Pentateuch is a single book, ‘dictated’ by God to Moses, with the exception, according to one opinion in the Talmud, of the last eight verses of Deuteronomy which describe the death of Moses.
The still prevailing theory in biblical criticism is the documentary hypothesis, according to which the Pentateuch stems from...
www.highbeam.com /doc/1O96:Pentateuch/Pentateuch+.html?refid=ip_hf   (194 words)

  
 Who wrote the 5 books of Moses? (a.k.a. the Pentateuch, the books of the Law, the Torah)
Even if one believes in the inerrancy of the Bible, a case can be made that he authored only parts of the Torah, and that other writers added sections of their own and/or edited the resultant text.
The Pentateuch, therefore, is an inspired, inerrant, authoritative document written by the man Moses.
They generally accept the "Documentary Hypothesis" which asserts that the Pentateuch was written by a group of four authors, from various locations in Palestine, over a period of centuries.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_tora.htm   (2188 words)

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