Tanakh


A Sefer Torah, the traditional form of the Heb...
A Sefer Torah, the traditional form of the Hebrew Bible, is a scroll of parchment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hebrew Bible, called the Tanakh, is the source of orthodox Judaism. The term Tanakh is an acronym based on the first letters of each of the three parts of the ancient scrolls:

  • Torah (Teaching)
  • Nevi’im (Prophets)
  • Ketuvim (Writings)

While some believe the Old Testament dropped down from heaven, most sober scholars agree that many books are based on several different authors and multiple sources. In fact, the creation of the Bible is more like a patchwork quilt that has been fixed and augmented over time.

God may have been working through its writing, as so many believe, but not all at once.

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