Summary of the Pentateuch

Summary of the Pentateuch

Leslie Rainey

The Pentateuch is the foundation of the entire Divine Library, the Bible, and to the Jew the most sacred of all Scripture. The historical. geographical, chronological, religious and ethical value of these books is very great. The greatest subjects the human mind can contemplate relate to God’s eternal counsels, His historical manifestations, the approach of man to God, the guidance of God and the self revelation of Love; these are the themes of the first five books of the Bible. Here is the origin of all issues, the beginning of all ends, the seed plot of the whole after harvest.

It has been calculated that there are in the New Testament about ninety quotations from the Pentateuch and upward of one hundred references to it. The five books of Moses tell out the sovereignity, power, holiness, goodness and faithfulness of God. From the standpoint of man, though marked by ruin through sin, there is for him redemption by blood and by power, communion on the ground of atonement, guidance by the will and word of God, and discipline and destination through the faithfulness of God. This magnificent volume sets forth: (1) The pathway of the people of God in all ages. (2) The progressive spiritual unity of God and His people. (3) The presentation of a growing relationship with the Living God. It is no wonder, then, that the final message of the Old Testament is a reminder concerning the value of the Law of Moses (Mal. 4:4). Again, how important to recall the witness of Christ to the unbelieving Jews regarding Moses, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?” (John 5:46-47).

(1) Seven Men Who Represent Christ.

1. Adam — Christ as Son.

2. Isaac — Christ as Substitute.

3. Joseph — Christ as Saviour.

4. Moses — Christ as Prophet.

5. Aaron — Christ as Priest.

6. Caleb — Christ as Witness.

7. Joshua — Christ as Warrior.

(2) Seven Types of the Death of Christ From Egypt to Canaan

1. The Passover — Christ our Safety.

2. The Red Sea — Christ our Strength.

3. The Smitten Rock — Christ our Supply.

4. The Offerings in Leviticus Christ our Substitute.

5. The Red Heifer — Christ our Sanctifier.

6. The Serpent in the Wilderness —Christ our Secret of Victory.

(3) Seven Steps In The Panorama Of Redemption.

1. Decision at the Gate.

2. Acceptance at the Altar.

3. Cleansing at the Laver.

4. Intercession at the Altar of Incense.

5. Fellowship at the Table.

6. Testimony of the Candlestick.

7. Faith gives way to sight inside the Veil.

(4) Seven Feasts Of The Jews.

1. The Passover — 1st Month, 14th. day: April.

2. The Unleavened Bread — 1st. Month, 14-22nd.

3. The First Fruits — 1st Month, 16th day.

4. Pentecost — 3rd Month, 6th day, our June.

5. Trumpets — 7th Month, 1st day, October.

6. Day of Atonement — 7th Month, 10th day.

7. Feast of Tabernacles 15th-22nd, 7th month, October.

“Feasts Of Jehovah”

1. In the Christian Calendar the Passover is identified with the Death of Christ, “THE CROSS.”

2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread, speaks to us of fellowship with Christ, “COMMUNION.”

3. The First Fruits speak to us of the resurrection of Christ, “CONQUEST.”

4. The Day of Pentecost speaks to us of the advent of the Holy Spirit, “COMFORTER.”

5. (The Mystery, the present age of the Church, not revealed in the past is manifested in this lengthened interim).

6. Trumpets speak to us of the return of Christ, “COMING.”

7. Day of Atonement speaks to us of the atonement of Israel, “CLEANSING.”

8. Feast of Tabernacles: the Millenium, “CONSUMMATION.”