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Exodus F O R M S AN D I D EA S
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Cultural Resonance One of the most well known narratives in Western culture Important – even foundational for the three most followed Abrahamic traditions Judaism – Culturally foundational hermeneutic lens Christianity – Oppression/liberation forms template for dynamic between sin and salvation Islam – Moses – most mentioned Prophet, mentioned more often than even Muhammad Inversion of the Hero’s Journey
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Mythic Importance Revisiting meaning of “myth” Exodus Resonance for multiple cultures Jewish Puritan/American African-American Themes permeated nearly all of western culture (and sometimes outside) Oppression Liberation Promised Land/Redemption Heavily reproduced in art and media
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Exodus Represented in Film Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) The Ten Commandments (1956)
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Exodus Represented in Animation Family Guy (2006) The Prince of Egypt (1998) Moana (2016)
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Time and Context Mythic time Cyclical vs linear Mythical vs. Historical Many Biblical narratives are effectively dated Function within and outside of history Creation Flood Exodus David Assyria Bab ylon Mythic views: Teloscopic Themes of oppression/liberation Cultural identities Microscopic Human elements of characters Moses Pharaoh
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Biblical Narrative - Genesis Abraham Isaac Jacob/Israel 12 Sons (Joseph Saga) “And there arose in Egypt a Pharaoh who did not know Joseph” Enslavement
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Exodus – Who was Moses? Pharaoh's decree – Death of Hebrew boys Moses saved by Pharaoh's daughter Raised in royal household Kills an Egyptian overseer Flees in to the desert Marries Zipporah the Midianite 1 Son - Gershon God awakes to suffering of the people Burning Bush
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Exodus – 10 Plagues Burning Bush Moses returns to Egypt “Let my people go” ?v=ahkwQhQZWG8 Ten Plagues 1. Blood 2. Flogs 3. Insects 4. Wild animals 5. Death of livestock 6. Boils 7. Hail 8. Locusts 9. Darkness 10. Death of 1 st born VKbD4
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Exodus - Liberation Pharaoh relents, then gives chase Pillars of cloud and fire Parting of the sea Destruction of Egyptian forces Freedom m/watch?v=T4H5tjx2Zpg
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Aftermath Giving of the Law at Sinai Golden calf incident 40 years wandering Living under God’s law Moses dies on a mountaintop Entrance in to Canaan Joshua Judges Building of a Kingdom
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The Death of Moses Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah… and the LORD showed him the whole land : Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the Negeb, and the Plain—that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees—as far as Zoar. The LORD said to him, “ This is the land of which I promised to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants
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  • Fall '17
  • CALLHAN
  • Israelites, Moses, The Exodus, Canaan, Plagues of Egypt

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