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Building the Bible

Introduction

What is the Torah?

The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. For Christians, this collection of books has the same status as other Old Testament books. For Jews, however, the Torah is the most important part of the Scriptures because it not only contains the history of the Israelite people, but also the laws and instructions for daily living according to God’s will.



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