Bible Dictionary and Smith's Bible Dictionary
the Bible the inspired word of God?
book about belief, a book about trusting the
Creator, a book about the history and hope
of belief, a belief in God and His Son.
G e n e s i s.(*):.The
first book Moses wrote when he was
about 80, but there's more
to know about it.
Genesis was written about
1651 since the creation
of the world for man.
Genesis isn't about all
the Infinite One has done.
Genesis is the book of beginnings:
the beginning of creation, the beginning of man, the beginning of sin and
the beginning of the implementation of the Creator's plan of sin and redemption.
There are five principal
persons brought in succession under our notice in this book and around
these persons the history of the successive periods is grouped, viz., Adam.(Genesis
chapters 1-3), Noah.(Genesis
chapters 4-9), Abraham.(Genesis
chapters 10-25:18), Isaac.(Genesis
chapters 25:19-35:29) and Jacob:.Genesis
E x o d u s.(*):.The
second book of Moses written by him
was this book Exodus. This is based on lunar months of 29 days alternating
with 30 days. An extra month is intercalated
every 3 years, based on a cycle of 19 years.
Dates of the Jewish calendar
are designated AM.(Latin
anno mundi, "the year of the world").and
BCE. Wisely, many don't say B.C. anymore which meant Before Christ, because
He's eternal; B.C.E. is now used. They could have said 'BE'.(Before
physical person who was Christ
in the flesh.
Exodus means 'get out', 'exit'.
The book is about the
Israelites coming out
of bondage from the Egyptians about B.C.E. 1490.
This occurred four hundred
and eighty years.(1Kings
the building of Solomon's temple, the time between the death in Egypt of
the favorite son of the Hebrew patriarch.(family
or clan ruler).Jacob
and the erection by the Israelites of the Tabernacle.(place
Sinai. Israel had many encampments from the time of their leaving Egypt
till they reached the Promised Land, mentioned in Exodus
chapters 12:37-42; Numbers
chapters 10-21; Numbers
chapter 33; Deuteronomy
The first 15 chapters tell
of the oppression of the Israelites by the Egyptians after Joseph's death,
of the birth and preservation of Moses from slaughter, of the Creator's
selection of Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, of the
ten plagues inflicted on the Egyptians and of God's
deliverance of the Israelites both from the land of Egypt and from
Egyptian army at the Red Sea.....Microsoft®
Encarta® Encyclopedia 99)