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Final Exam Study SheetSignificant Dates:o1000 BCE: The Beginning of the Kingdom of Israelo586 BCE: End of the Kingdom of Israel; The Beginning of the Babylonian Exile o313 CE: Edict of Milan o325 CE: Constantine called for the Council of NicaeaAuthor(s) of Genesis 1oJ (Yahwist)950-850 BCENames god as Yahweh; describes God with humanlike characteristicsComposed in southern kingdom, JudahFavorable view of kingshipoP (Priest)550-400 BCEEmphasizes God as source of life and hopeStresses Sinai/Mosaic covenant as bilateralInterested in Priestly concerns, matters of ritual worship, and lawBegun during the exile, finished after return to Promised LandServes as final redactor of Pentateuch, writing with hindsight Genesis 1 and Enuma ElishoLike Enuma Elish, the Bible creation story intends to communicate in symbolic language and truth about God, humankind, and the relationship between the divine and humans o

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