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09.19 bible - 09.19.2007 The Law of Moses I. The Law: Some...

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09.19.2007 The Law of Moses I. The Law: Some preliminary considerations A. Centrality 1. To Bible and Pentateuch (“Law of Moses”) – law is central to content 2. What it means to be an/a Israelite/Jew/Christian B. Overall conception (Exodus 19:4-6) 1. First comes salvation (salvation precedes law) 2. That requires a duty 3. That brings a promise C. The key players 1. Priests (descended from Aaron) a. Holy b. Set apart from everyone else 2. Levites (descended from Levi; originally country priests?) a. Aaron is a descendant of Levi b. Helpers of Tabernacle/priests 3. The people a. “Holy” meant different; set apart from the rest of the world D. Typical misunderstandings 1. Do’s and don’ts don’t bring salvation – law is human response to salvation 2. The laws were not cumbersome and impossible to obey II. The Suzerainty Model (for Treaties) A. Identification of the Suzerain B. History of the relationship C. Stipulations on the vassal
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D. Provisions for the deposit of the treaty
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