The Hebrew Bible 8-27

The Hebrew Bible 8-27 - The Hebrew Bible An Introduction I...

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The Hebrew Bible: An Introduction I. Why study the Hebrew Bible? a. Religious Reasons b. Literary Reasons c. Historical Reasons II. Problems with Studying the Hebrew Bible a. The Text- We don’t have the originals. 1947- Dead Sea Scrolls discovered. b. The Canon- comes from Greek “straight-edge”, collection of authoritative texts (39 books OT) collected over time. c. Size of the Corpus- very large collection of books d. Age of Writings- large span between earliest and latest writings. i. 8 th century prophets were earliest writers e. Language i. Something is always lost in translation ii. Original language written in Hebrew. Then translated to Greek. f. Genres- myths, legends, folktales, historical narratives, legal codes, psalms, poems, wisdom sayings, prophetic proclamations, prophesies. g. Context and Worldview- In order to understand the meaning of any piece of writing you must take it in context. h.
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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