Denny answers:The first five books of the Old Testament is what the Jews call the Torah.
The Torah can also be called the Hebrew Bible. The books included in it are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books tell us how God created the world and about His chosen people, the Jews. They also explain the laws and traditions God wanted them to follow.
The Torah (just like our Bible) has symbols, or special signs, that prove that Jesus was the real Savior God promised to send. Sadly, most of the Jews didn't believe in Jesus when He came.
Go back to:
- "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life" (John 5:39-40).
- "Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name" (John 20:30-31).
- "'Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites" (Exodus 19:5-6).