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Unformatted text preview: 2-9-09▼❑Exodus Tradition•❑yam surp / red sea / sea of reeds▼❑Most important event in exodus▼❑sealing of the covenant•❑sealed @ the mountain of G-d/Mt. Sinai/Mt. Horeb•❑permeated w/ miracles from G-d, so to survive nature▼❑exodus 24:13•❑mountain of god▼❑exodus 19 & 24•❑covenant ceremony•❑if acknowledge him & obey his laws -> G-d will protect/provide for the people•❑yahwist / elohist (2 versions in ex 24)•❑Moses, aaron, nadab, abihn, & seventy elders witness g-d in yahwist•❑in elohist, entire population witness g-d▼❑Mari Texts & treaties from hittite archives•❑enlarged our understanding of covenants around the ancient near east people▼❑characteristics of covenants•❑sharing a common meal•❑covenant ratified by the "killing of an ass"•❑sacraficial blood has power to bring together two parties•❑hebrews coppied form of covenant the idea of the covenant from other near east people—but not widely accepted▼❑2 forms of covenants...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course RELIGION 840 taught by Professor Pavlin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08