One theological system named "Covenant theology" emphasizes the "deep sense of continuity between the OT and the NT. Both systems recognize elements of agreement in the progress of revelation. Regrettably, these two systems and the practical differences between the systems when applied are not often understood. John MacArthur has even noted that many come out of theological seminaries today without grasping the essence and difference between the two main systems of theology.
In other words, this is happening, is what happened. An Overview These reports describe and illustrate the meaning and intent of Genesis. Each is self-contained but together they provide the knowledge needed for understanding Genesis, its allegories and their significance.
These allegories illustrate and define the difference between good and evil, and the importance of behaviour on social strength, well-being and good life under modern conditions. Genesis begins by describing how the planet was created, in other words how it was formed, the changes which occurred as the planet aged, how plants and animals were formed, evolved and populated the planet.
It describes how human beings evolved and also how the behaviour of life forms changed as human beings evolved. When the Pentateuch Torah, Five Books of Moses was written, people had but little knowledge about science or evolution compared with what is known today.
So concepts for which we now have precise terms were described rather than stated and expressed in religious terms so that they could be appreciated and followed by the population.
Understanding this we see that there is no conflict, no contradiction, no divergence, only awe-inspiring agreement, between what is stated in Genesis and what we now know about the evolution of human beings. See The Meaning of Genesis: Creation, Evolution and the Origin of Evil Chapters 5 and 6 then describe the behaviour of human beings before the flood.
There is no conscious knowledge of good and evil and of the difference between them and their behaviour is like that of their primitive ancestors.
Their behaviour is stated and condemned as evil. These two chapters of Genesis outline evil behaviour. Chapter 5 shows people amassing possessions and wealth and dominating others by brutal strength.The Law of Moses or Torah of Moses (Hebrew: Israel, before the monarchical period beginning with David, was set up as a theocracy, rather than a monarchy, although God is most commonly portrayed like a king.
Hebrew Bible Moses and authorship of the Law . We saw previously that we may not add to or subtract from God’s law (Deuteronomy ; ).
But God (as the Law-Giver) can and has. There are Old Testament laws which the New Testament tells us are no longer binding on us. The Law of Moses As A Rule of National and Individual Life and THE ENIGMATICAL ENUNCIATION OF DIVINE PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES.
By Robert Roberts. MANY people often confuse Moses Law with God's Ten Commandment Law, but they are very different. Moses' law was the temporary, ceremonial law of the Old Testament.
It regulated the priesthood, sacrifices, rituals, meat and drink offerings, etc., all of which foreshadowed the cross.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. / And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Broadly, the halakha comprises the practical application of the mitzvot in the Torah, as developed in subsequent rabbinic literature.
According to the Talmud (Tractate Makot), mitzvot are in the Torah, positive ("thou shall") mitzvot and negative ("thou shall not") mitzvot, supplemented by seven mitzvot legislated by the rabbis of antiquity.