What is the purpose of Hebrew scriptures?
(not necessarily in order of importance:)
To record events; to teach all manner of wisdom, knowledge, behavior, morals, attitudes, and laws; to speak about and teach about the Creator; and to provide portents and information about the future, the soul, the upper worlds and the afterlife.
Answer The first known translation of the Hebrew scriptures from the original Hebrew and Aramaic is called the Septuagint ('LXX'), a translation into the Greek language. This was undertaken from the fourth century onwards by unknown scribes in the Egyptian Diaspora. The early Hebrew scriptures should not be thought of as yet a 'Bible', as a specific canon of scriptures was not recognised until the first century CE.
Answer The Septuagint ('LXX') was an early Greek translation of all the Hebrew scriptures. At the time of the first translations into Greek, the Hebrew canon had not yet been established, so there was no set guideline as to which books were worthy of translation. The LXX certainly began with the translation of the Pentateuch, as these were regarded as the five most important scriptures, but the project continued until all the scriptures were available…
The purpose of Hebrew schools is the education of Jewish children and adults in all aspects of Judaism, including but not limited to: Prayers History Holidays Sabbath Hebrew language Israel (History, politics, government) Holocaust studies Art Music Cooking Philosophy/Ethics Note: Some synagogues separate their religious schools into two two groups: Hebrew school (language and prayer), and religious school (all other topics). Others refer to everything as "Hebrew school."
The Epistle to the Hebrews is not the same as the Hebrew scriptures. The Hebrew scriptures, known to Christians as the Old Testament, are the holy books of Judaism, also accepted as sacred by the Christian Churches. The Epistle to the Hebrews, strictly speaking not a letter, but rather an encyclical or even a sermon, is a purely Christian book thought to have been addressed to a group of Christian Jews.
Answer No. The first five books of the Bible are called the Pentateuch. The Septuagint ('LXX') was an early Greek translation of all the Hebrew scriptures. It certainly began with the translation of the Pentateuch, as these were regarded as the five most important scriptures, but the project continued until all the scriptures were available to the Jews of the diaspora, who could not read the scriptures in Hebrew.
The purpose of prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures commonly known as the Old Testament of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, [All 5 collectively known to Jews as the Pentateuch], Joshua, Judges.....Malachi) is to show God's dealings with the nation of Israel and to point to the coming Messiah.
The Jewish Bible is called the Tanakh. The word "Tanakh" is an acronym made up of the names of its three sections: Torah (Teachings), Nevi'im (Prophets), and K'tuvim (Writings). Answer: Another name or the Hebrew scriptures is the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), of which the Torah (five books of Moses) is the first part.