16 Cov&Law HO

16 Cov&Law HO - Religion 1310 THE CHRISTIAN...

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Religion 1310 Spring 2008 THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES The Sinai Covenant and the Giving of the Law I. Extended stay at Sinai II. Theophany (Exod 19) III. Covenant Ceremony (ch. 24) IV. Law at Sinai V. Breaking and Restoring the Covenant (chs. 32-34) Extended stay at Sinai Sinai (J, P) = Horeb (E, D) 11 months (Exod 19:1-Numbers 10:11) Theophany (Exod 19) (Theophany Exod 3 and 6) theophany (“appearance of God,” ch. 19 ) form of earth quake, smoke, and trumpet sounds occurs while at Sinai speaks in form of 10 commandments Covenant Ceremony (ch. 24) 12 pillars, altar, sacrificial blood “Book of the Covenant” Covenant requirement: “All the words that Yahweh has spoken we will do.”(v. 3) literary complexity (→ hard to follow the action) animals are slaughtered, half of blood on alter half on people seals covenant with God and people Law at Sinai Torah or instruction is appropriate name (opportunity to show living in God’s will) Avenue for living out devotion to God The Decalogue (“the Ten Commandments,” literally “ten words,” Exod 20:1–17; Deut 5:6-21)
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