Religion Today

2022-01-09 Religion Today – A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament and Some Tips for Understanding It

The Old Testament is as relevant today as it ever has been.  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains why it is still relevant and gives tips on how to more easily understand it.  “Genesis” comes from a Greek word meaning “beginning.”  Genesis describes the beginning of the earth, heaven, sun, moon, stars, the human race, plants, animals, evil, Israel (God’s people), the Jewish religion and many other beginnings.  Understanding Genesis and the other Old Testament books is much easier using the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) or Martin’s favorite, the Contemporary English Version (CEV).  Do not look at Genesis as a scientific text-book, but instead a description of the model the Jews had to understand the beginning of everything.

Published: Sunday January 09, 2022
Runtime: 00:19:59