The unit introduces the student to the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy), as individual books and as a coherent collection. It helps the student to read the Pentateuch aware of its historical, literary and theological nature, and to understand both its meaning for original readers, and its significance as Christian Scripture. Students will develop their competence as careful readers of the text and be able to show how these ancient texts uniquely reveal and adorn the character of God.