Religion Study mid term

Religion Study mid term - Religion Study guide: Mid Term...

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Religion Study guide: Mid Term Joshua & Judges, History and theology Canonical context: Genesis: story about the ancestors Exodus 1-15: deliverance form slavery in Egypt Exodus 16:1 – Numbers 36: 13: Sinai, wilderness experience: giving of torah and rebellion/ punishment Will not allow this generation to go into the promise land Deuteronomy: Moses farewell sermon as Israel is poised to enter the Promised Land. Joshua- conquering and dividing the land 12 tribes Judges: lose confederation of tribes led by an occasional “judge”(military leader. Intro. The view of Joshua: Led by a single leader appointed by God (i.e. Joshua), “all Israel made a quick clean and complete of the land. “So Joshua defeated the whole land, the hill country and the Negeb and the lower land and slopes, and all their kings, he left no one remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded. And Joshua defeated them from kadesh –barnea to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, as far as Gibeon. Joshua took all these kings and their land atone time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel.” The View of judges: Israel is presented as a loose confederation of tribes which still face enemies in the land. Judges presents a more gradual infiltration of the land over considerable time and still incomplete at the time of the monarchy. In judges many of the territories or cities reported as subdueb under Joshua by all of Israel were not taken until much later and by actions of individuals or alliances of tribes. Questions of history: proposal Military conquest archeology shows widespread destruction of fortified city-states in the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200) BCE; but these destructions were not simultaneous, and they may not all be by military actions. Thus the biblical account, particularly Joshua, provides a historical memory, but this memory has under gone a long history of traditionally and re-shaping Peaceful settlement and territorial expansion- archaeology also depicts as a phase of peaceful settlement in the hill country. As settlements expand, some isolated military engagements took place. Once again, the biblical record contains a historical memory, particularly Judges, but this tradition has undergone a long history of traditioning and reshaping. Story is written with a pattern Question of literary Context deuternomistic history Purpose of ancient histories: didactic- to teach, sometimes apologetic.
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The Dth was composed in exilic times to provide an explanation for the exile and to give instruction to the people when they return to the “land.” Ancient history writing remember Placher interested in writing for the people BAL esp. pg 63-63 Deut 30:15-20 “see I have set before you today life and prosperity death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the lord you God, walking in his ways, and observing his
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course REL 1305 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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