Hist lect 4

Hist lect 4 - Canaan Akhenaten Hammurabi Cultural world of...

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Akhenaten Hammurabi Cultural world of the Ancient Near East Akhenaten’s monotheism “Flood” story in Gilgamesh: what does it tell us about their world? Compare to another flood story . . .
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Abraham: from Ur in S. Mesopotamia Special relationship with God Isaac; Jacob/Israel and his brother, Esau Descent into Egypt (Joseph) Exodus: Escape from Egypt (abt. 1200)
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Covenant and Law God (YHWH) acts to save the Chosen People Granting of the Law on Mt. Sinai: Basis of “Ethical monotheism” The Covenant: Special relationship between Israel and YHWH A two-way, reciprocal agreement (responsibilities on both sides) Stories of wandering in the desert (40 years) Sinai, real and imagined
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Ark of the Covenant: container for the tablets of the Law (Torah) Tabernacle: movable resting place of Ark; worship center Meaning of the divine name הוהי   (YHWH) Death of Moses
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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