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The Hebrew Scriptures (a.k.a. The Old Testament)

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Modern-day Christianity and Judaism both share the same foundation - the religion of ancient Judaism as described in the Hebrew Scriptures.

By the time of Jesus execution, there were about two dozen Jewish religious movements in ancient Israel. After the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, -- a culture-destroying event -- two main movements survived:

bullet Rabbinic Judaism, centered in local synagogues.

bullet Three main forms of Christianity: Jewish Christianity, Pauline Christianity and Gnostic Christianity. These groups met informally in local house churches.

All but Jewish Christianity have endured to the present time.

Both modern-day Judaism and Christianity use the Hebrew Scriptures, although they interpret them in many different ways.

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The following topics describe the Hebrew Scriptures, (a.k.a. Old Testament) including the Apocrypha:

bullet Content, languages, translations of the scriptures
bullet About the books in the Hebrew Scriptures:
bullet Description, author, & date of each book

Who wrote the Pentateuch? (a.k.a. the 5 books of Moses)


Book of Genesis:


The books of Exodus & Deuteronomy: The Ten Commandments:

bullet Hidden codes in the Bible
bullet Important dates in Jewish history
bullet Archaeology and the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)

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Latest update: 2011-FEB-10
Author: B.A. Robinson

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