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- Author: Samuel Ridout
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Ridout, Samuel - The Pentateuch 1.0
9.x - 10.x
There can be no doubt that we are justified in taking the first five books of the Bible as forming a group by themselves.
The division of the Old Testament Scriptures into the Law, the Prophets (former and latter) and the Hagiographa or Kethubhim, (the Sacred Writings) has always been recognized and is the division implied by our Lord Himself where He says: "That all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms concerning Me" (Luk_24:44); the "Psalms" here including the other poetical books.
There can be no question either that these first five books were written by Moses. This does not raise the question of whether other writings more or less connected may have been used by him, for instance in the book of Genesis; but we have evidently there, as a continuous narrative with a distinct object, from the first chapter to the close of the book, that which is the product of one inspired person, whatever material he may have used in the preparation of his work; just as an author now may quote largely and use much material gathered by others in the preparation of a work which is distinctly his own.
The subject, however, of the Mosaic authorship and structure of Genesis would come up in a work devoted more especially to that book. It must suffice us here to point out that our Lord evidently considered the first five books of the Bible as the inspired product of Moses. "He wrote of Me." "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (Joh_5:47.)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. — Introductory
The Pentateuch as Introductory to the Scriptures as a Whole
The Pentateuch as Introductory to the Entire Old Testament
The Pentateuch as Introductory to the Historical Books
Chapter 2. — The Value and Significance of Numbers
1. In relation to the Godhead
2. In relation to man
Chapter 3. — Preliminary Questions
The Authorship of the Pentateuch
The Inspiration of the Pentateuch
The Object of the Pentateuch
The Method of the PentateuchPart 2.
The Books in Detail
Chapter 1. Genesis
Chapter 2. Exodus
Chapter 3. Leviticus
Chapter 4. Numbers
Chapter 5. DeuteronomyPart 3.
Literature on the Pentateuch
Works on the Pentateuch as a Whole
Separate Works upon Single Books of the Pentateuch