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God and the Old Testament

From the following readings Genesis 1-18, Exodus 1-20, Joshua 1-4, Judges 1-16 and answer the following questions.
What does each of the readings tell one about the nature of God? Who is this God? What kind of power does he have?(examine the description of God in each text and quote the test). What does it mean to have faith in this kind of God? What is sin and why is it such a problem? Why is each sin an act of idolatry? Explain. Give three examples from the text and what does this tell one about God and the faith?

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God and the Old Testament: A Brief Analysis of Exodus 1-20
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What does each of the readings tell one about the nature of God? Who is this God? What kind of power does he have? (examine the description of God in each text and quote the text). What does it mean to have faith in this kind of God? What is sin and why is it such a problem? Why is each sin an act of idolatry? Explain. Give three examples from the text and what does this tell one about God and the faith?

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In 3:6, we find out that he is the G-d of Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov. That is who he is. The Hebrew word translated "G-d" is "Elohim." It means, the "Almighty One." In addition, in 3:15, he tells Moshe his name. His name is YHWH. This is his personal name, a name he usually goes by when covenants are at stake. Hence, this name appears a lot when he speaks of the fathers, Avraham, etc. Therefore, YHWH is a covenant-making Elohim. He is, therefore, faithful to his covenants. And it was for the covenant he made with the fathers that he delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt.

He is an incredibly powerful G-d. In fact, so much so that he brought the most powerful nation on the earth at that time to its knees through a series of 10 miraculous plagues. You can read through the chapters to see a listing of these plagues: turning water into blood, frogs throughout the land, lice, flies, etc. However, the real miracle in these plagues was the fact that after the third plague he severed the land of Goshen (8:22). That's where the Israelites lived. In other words, at the same time he was devastating Egypt, he was sparing the northeastern Nile delta region, the area in which the Israelites lived.

In bringing these plagues on Egypt, ...

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