Ç תּוֹרָה Ï Download by Ü Anonymous Scared the heck out of my parents during the couple weeks I was reading this baby Oh, I read the Large Print edition Much easier on the eyes.
From a literary perspective, it was in dire need of a good editor I mean, every time God tells Moses something, we get the complete text of his speech Then, we get the exact same text again when Moses tells everyone what God said REDUNDANCY Could have really tightened this piece up to make the plot move much swifter.
Had problems liking anyone in this book God was a jerk Moses wasn t so nice And the rest were a bunch of gossipers, back stabbers, and liars.
Also, could we limit the number of animals we have to slaughter The gods must be crazy Some nice bits about how if your slave won t leave when you free him, take an awl and drive it through his ear into your door That s awkward.
Actually, Pretty weird Pretty boring I would recommend everyone of any religion read it sometime before they die.
I ve seen the Torah Pentateuch classified as an epic, but to me the genre seemed much less straightforward than in Homer After Exodus, what story there is often gets lost in endless demographic info, rules for hygiene, and of course constant threats by god to kill everyone All this has something to do with the forging of a collective identity in the desert The making of a people is an extremely cruel and arduous process, and YHWH is not very helpful in this respect He offers only brute domination Moses has to do practically all the work to instill hegemony, and by the end of Deuteronomy it s by no means clear he s been successful Most the Israelites, it must be said, did not even particularly want to leave Egypt They constantly complain, and often with good reason Rumors of god s barbarism turn out to be well founded when the earth was wild Great job, God Genesis In which God creates the world, and then destroys it, because, you know, it wasn t quite right But at no point does he actually change or improve anything about it Exodus In which God terrorizes and slaughters the Egyptians because he seems to prefer the Israelites a bit , for whatever reason.
Leviticus In which God makes his culinary and interior design tastes known to the Chosen People Numbers In which Yaweh, the Most High One, and part time war general, takes roll call Also, he slaughters somepeople Deuteronomy In which God cares about the poor Poor Israelites I mean Jesus, don t get confused All those other poor people can die as tribute Worship Me perfectly and I ll make you rich Fail to do so, and I ll fucking kill you all.
I don t know much about religion or history, but this seems to bea poli WORD OF G D ENOUGH SAID
I occasionally disagree with this choice of words, and occasionally he misses things that I would think are important, so 4.
5 This book is a tremendous thing to read to your children for devotions because it will get them pronouncing names in Hebrew.
The Torah Refers To The Five books Of Moses, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers And Deuteronomy And Literally Means Instruction This E Book, Translated From Hebrew To English Is Intended For All Those Interested In Learning About The Torah Many Christians, Muslims, And Even Jews That Do Not Know Hebrew, But Do Know English Will Start Here If You Purchased This E Book To Compare It To The Christian Bible Or Qur An, You Will Find Some Differences From Your Bibles, But The Over All Meaning Has Been Persevered I Hope The Torah Helps Answer The Questions That Led You To Here In The First Place Simon Abram I was going to add The Bible But then it came to which one If you don t know, the Torah is the Old Testament and the common ground for Judeo Christian Muslim world Simply put, it s the greatest story ever told And it is retold on a weekly basis in synogogues and churches, and mosques around the world It is the moral compass used to teach ethics It is the foundation for our value system The impact of this book is immeasurable and incomprehensible Yet it is profoundly felt by all, whether believer or not.