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aug 29 - • The second giving of the law(Deuteronomy 1-34...

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August 29, 2007 The Pentateuch Definitions: 1. Tanak: the entire Hebrew bible 2. Torah: first five books of the Hebrew bible, means ‘the law’, ‘instruction or guidance’ 3. Pentateuch: in greek means ‘the five scrolls’, another term for the first five books Literary Sketch The primeval History The creation The fall The flood The tower of Babel The patriarchal history Abraham (and Sarah) Isaac (and Rebecca) Jacob (and his four wives) Joseph Moses and the exodus from Egypt (exodus 1-18) The revelation (law) at Mount Sinai (exodus 19-numbers 10) The wandering in the wilderness (numbers 10-36)
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Unformatted text preview: • The second giving of the law (Deuteronomy 1-34) Questions and problems 1. why does its historical context matter? 2. who wrote the Pentateuch? a. Traditionally-Moses 3. when was it written 4. is it a unified whole? a. Doublets i. The same story told several times in different words b. Internal tension c. Various names for god throughout the old testament i. YHWH (Yahweh: personal name of God) 5. can it be verified through archaeology 6. what about plausibility and external verification? 7. how does it relate to its Ancient Near Eastern context?...
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