The Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) tells the story of the creation of the world and the history the Jewish people -- from their slavery in Egypt, to their escape, to their preparation to enter the Promised Land after wandering in the wilderness for forty years. The Pentateuch lays the foundation for the great themes in the Bible including the nature of God, the effect of sin, the importance of family and community, sacrifice, and the concept of covenant.
The Open Your Bible Commentary was written to encourage daily Bible study. Each reading is short, but the content is rich with careful explanation, devotional warmth, and practical relevance. Nearly 200 daily readings let you explore the entire Pentateuch in depth.
The Open Your Bible Commentary has four great strengths:
* Accessible – it’s written for the average, thoughtful Christian without assuming a great deal of background, yet it is never superficial.
* Digestible – it’s written so you can read a section or two a day, working your way through an entire book of the Bible in days or weeks.
* Dependable – it’s written by an amazing group of scholars and trusted pastor-teachers.
* Practical – it’s a rich combination of specific application and encouragement to listen to God for guidance.
The commentary for each of the five books of the Pentateuch is introduced by an overview, summary, outline, key themes, and relevance of that book for today.