Old Testament Study – Part 5. The lesson on February 26, 2006 continues the series with part 5 on the Old Testament study . This lesson covers the “Torah” which is the first five books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The author of these books is Moses. There has been some higher criticism on the author not being Moses but the internal evidence proves the authorship. We find in Exodus 17:14 (KJV) “And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” Further in Exodus 24:4 (KJV) we see Moses writing the law “And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.” The relationship with Adam failed and we transition to Moses and Abraham to begin with the law. Passing from Genesis to Exodus we find God creating a relationship with mankind by the giving of the Law. You can divide the 120 years of his life into three categories: 40 years in Egypt, 40 years in the desert, and 40 years in the wilderness. The faith chapter in Hebrews recounts his journey: Hebrews 11:23-29 says (KJV) “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.” Moses brought the law but Christ brought grace and truth.