The first five books of the Bible lay the groundwork for everything to come. From the creation and the Fall, we learn about God and humanity. From the captivity in Egypt to Exodus, we learn about redemption and law. From the journey in the wilderness, to the brink of the Promised Land, we learn about the covenant, and get a foretaste of grace to come.
The Pentateuch is packed with rich meaning, yet its people and stories remain mired in controversy. From historical skeptics to heated arguments of six day creation, to abject misunderstandings of the book of Leviticus—by those both inside and outside the church—the Pentateuch has been a source of division instead of hope.
The 5-volume Commentary on the Pentateuch by Rousas John Rushdoony recovers the meaning and purpose of the Pentateuch for modern readers. These verse-by-verse commentaries return the Pentateuch to its rightful place—as central to our understanding of both humanity and God. Rushdoony makes sensible the genealogies, legal codes, and rituals. He recounts the lives of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Aaron, and the other central figures of the first books of the Bible. The Commentary on the Pentateuch helps restore the significance of these important Old Testament for scholars, pastors, and ordinary readers.
What’s more, with Logos Bible Software, these important books by Rousas John Rushdoony are easier to access than ever! From countless Scripture references linked straight to the text of the Old Testament—both Hebrew texts and English translations (that you own)—to the powerful search tools in your digital library, the Logos edition allows you to study the Pentateuch like never before for research, sermon preparation, and Bible study.
Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was a well-known American scholar, writer, and author of over thirty books. He held B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California and received his theological training at the Pacific School of Religion. An ordained minister, he worked as a missionary among Paiute and Shoshone Indians and as a pastor to two California churches. He founded the Chalcedon Foundation, an educational organization devoted to research, publishing, and cogent communication of a distinctively Christian scholarship to the world at large. His writing in the Chalcedon Report and his numerous books inspired a generation of believers to be active in reconstructing the world to the glory of Jesus Christ. Until his death, he resided in Vallecito, California, where he engaged in research, lecturing, and assisting others in developing programs to put faith into action.