The first five books of the Bible are sometimes called the Pentateuch which means “five books.” They are also known as the books of the law because they contain the laws and instruction given by the Lord through Moses to the people of Israel.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: No text has had a greater influence on attitudes toward gay people than the biblical book of Leviticus, which prohibits sex between men. Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient world.
The first five books of the Bible set the foundation for everything that comes after them. What background information will help you better understand these ancient books and see how to apply them in today’s world?