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8/27/07 Notes The Hebrew Bible: An Introduction I. Why Study the Hebrew Bible? a. Religious Reasons i. The Bible has been used to justify slavery, white supremacy, the oppression of women and gays and other “outcasts,” killing of innocents b. Literary Reasons i. The bible contains some of the great literature from the ancient world ii. Modern literary reasons: much of it cannot be understood without some understanding of the bible c. Historical Reasons i. Root of our civilization II. Problems with studying the Hebrew Bible a. The text i. You assume that the words you are reading in contemporary versions of the bible are the original words that were written ii. We do not have the original writings of any of the books in the Hebrew bible iii. When Isaiah wrote his prophecies, someone copied them and so on and so forth and those were lost; written in 8 th century, 700’s BCE (before common era; CE, common era) iv. Until 1947 the oldest copy of Isaiah’s writing came from 1000 CE v. The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947; contained copies of the Bible, date from around the time of Historical Jesus 1. Have portions of all the books in the Hebrew Bible except
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course JWST 103 taught by Professor Erhman during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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