Five books written by Moses are about one-sixth of
a one year read-through of the Bible. While reading, put the
background, theme, and outline of these books into your own words
Historical dates given here are approximate.
Written by Moses at the time of the Exodus (1446 BC),
possibly using patriarchial records
Explains to the Israelites how they came to be in Egypt
and their special covenant relationship with the LORD
Creation, Adam's Fall, Noah and the Flood, Babel,
Establishment of covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and the Joseph Narratives.
Written by Moses soon after the Exodus (1446 BC).
The establishment of a National Covenant.
Redemption from Egypt and Revelation of the Covenant.
Written by Moses at Sinai, immediately following the Exodus (after 1446 BC).
The Israelite's Worship and Walk with God in Holiness.
Approaching God and Maintaining Fellowship with God.
Moses records events of the journey from Sinai to the Promised
Land (1446-1406 BC).
Unfaithfulness of Israel and the faithfulness of God.
Grumblings from Sinai to Kadish, Desert
Wanderings from Kadish to Moab, and Anticipation of entry into
Moses records the covenant renewal with new generation just prior to
A covenant between the LORD and His people.
The Covenant Mediator, History, Stipulations,
Ratification, and Continuance.