Old Testament

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This biblical canon of Christians and Jews is composed by many authors over the course of centuries, and is based on the 39 canonical scriptures of the Hebrew bible. The work is designed for the instruction of values and morality, and relates the story of the nation of Israel before the coming of Jesus Christ. Judaism views the historical text as a record of God's promises, beginning with the covenant of Abraham. For Christians, the Old Testament is a prophecy promising the advent of Christ the Savior.

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"The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New" by Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University is licensed under Public Domain.

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