The Torah Story

The Torah Story

An Apprenticeship on the Pentateuch

Gary Schnittjer
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  • November 26, 2009

  • Old Testament Studies

About the Authors

Gary Schnittjer

Gary Schnittjer

PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary

Gary Schnittjer is professor of Old Testament at the School of Divinity, Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He is author of The Torah Story published by Zondervan. Dr. Schnittjer teaches biblical Hebrew and Old Testament at Cairn, and often in other seminary programs. A frequent presenter at academic societies and other conferences, he also regularly teaches and preaches at churches and other organizations, addressing pastors, teachers, adults, and youth.

Description

Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation.

Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following:

  • Tips and tools for getting started
  • Questions that focus on key issues and key terms to look for
  • Outlines and summaries of the material
  • An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups
  • Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text
  • Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues
  • Research project suggestions
  • Discussion activities using films to engage the biblical narrative (selected chapters)

A refreshingly new approach to the Torah—neither an introduction nor a commentary—The Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.

Course Outline

  • 1. An Apprenticeship on the Torah

  • 2. Introducing the Torah

  • PART ONE: GENESIS—IN THE BEGINNING

  • 3. Macroview of Genesis

  • 4. The Beginning (1:1 – 2:4a)

  • 5. The Garden and the Exile (2:4b – 4:26)

  • 6. The Flood and the Nations (5 – 11)

  • 7. The Abraham Narratives (12:1 – 25:18)

  • 8. The Jacob Narratives (25:19 – 36:43)

  • 9. The Sons of Jacob Narratives (37:1 – 47:26)

  • 10. The Last Days (47:27 – 50:26)

  • PART TWO: EXODUS—THESE ARE THE NAMES

  • 11. Macroview of Exodus

  • 12. The River and the Bush (1 – 4)

  • 13. The Plagues and the Sea (5:1 – 15:21)

  • 14. The Wilderness and the Mountain (15:22 – 24:18)

  • 15. The Rebellion and the Dwelling (25 – 40)

  • PART THREE: LEVITICUS—AND HE CALLED

  • 16. Macroview of Leviticus

  • 17. Sacrifice (1 – 7)

  • 18. Purity and Worship (8 – 16)

  • 19. Holy Living (17 – 27)

  • PART FOUR: NUMBERS—IN THE WILDERNESS

  • 20. Macroview of Numbers

  • 21. The First Generation at Sinai (1:1 – 10:10)

  • 22. Two Generations in the Wilderness (10:11 – 21:35)

  • 23. The Second Generation on the Plains of Moab (22 – 36)

  • PART FIVE: DEUTERONOMY—THESE ARE THE WORDS

  • 24. Macroview of Deuteronomy

  • 25. The Words (1:1 – 4:43)

  • 26. The Ten Words and the Command (4:44 – 11:32)

  • 27. The Rules and Regulations (12 – 28)

  • 28. A View of the Other Side (29 – 34)

  • 29. Reintroducing the Torah

 

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