The First Five Books of the Bible in a Nut Shell

A quick overview of the first five books ....

To help you to understand the story of each book, a Bible Commentary can be used to get an overview of the contents - for the purposes of this study we have used the 'New English Commentary: Revised' as a guide to explain the times and events, broken up into chapters, of Israel's journey from Bondage to the Promised Land.

(For this study we are focusing on just four of the books listed below. To see a more detailed overview, and corresponding chart, click on the highlighted links.)

  • GENESIS - God's plan for mankind and promise to Abram for the future.
  • EXODUS - A nation called to be an example
  • LEVITICUS - Setting up the rules for nation under God
  • NUMBERS - The trip, including events along the way
  • DEUTERONOMY - Preparing to enter, and a guide to the Promised Land