Dating the pentateuch
God trains his people through times of wandering in the wilderness.Only two adults, Joshua and Caleb, survived the desert ordeal and were allowed to enter into the Promised Land. Written when God's people were about to enter the Promised Land, Deuteronomy gives a stern reminder that God is worthy of worship and obedience.Leviticus is God's guidebook for teaching his people about holy living and worship.
This word does not occur in Scripture, nor is it" certainly known when the roll was thus divided into five "portions Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy." Probably that was done by the LXX. Some modern "critics speak of a Hexateuch, introducing the Book of Joshua as" one of the group.The book focuses on our need to internalize God's law so that it is written on our heart.We don't obey God out of a legalistic form of obligation, but because we love him with all of heart, mind, soul, and will.God also made an everlasting covenant with his people.For believer's today, the predominant theme of Exodus is that deliverance is essential.