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08.27 bible - 1 27 August 2007 The Hebrew Bible: An...

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1 27 August 2007 The Hebrew Bible: An Introduction Why study the Hebrew Bible? o Religious reasons Personal beliefs Also used for oppression, discrimination, etc. o Literary reasons Stories, episodes Form modern novels, short stories, poetry o Historical reasons Root of our civilization – judeo-christian, muslim Problems with studying the Hebrew bible o The text We don’t have the original writings of any books Dead Sea Scrolls (1947) o portions of every book except Esther o Shows where scribes were meticulous/not o The Canon Greek: a “straight-edge” An authoritative collection of books There are differences of opinions on which books are included Accepted books collected over time Different groups have different theologies, etc.
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2 o Size of the Corpus - 3-4 x’s as big as the NT o Age of writings Significant span 8 th century prophets first authors Daniel is last (2 nd century) o Language Original language: Hebrew
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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