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Unformatted text preview: Hebrew bible midterm terms list Chapter 1 Anthropomorphic o Having both divine and human like qualities o Having both animal and human like qualities Cosmology o Account of the origin of the world divine council o an assemblage of the gods over which the high god presides elohim o ancient word for god o means Gods plural o translated God Enkidu Enuma elish o A Babylonian creation story o Seven tablets that describes how the god Marduk became the king of the gods and the chief god of Babylon o Means when above Gilgamesh o Legendary ruler of ancient Mesopotamian city of Uruk o He travels widely with Enkidu and eventually meets Utnapishtim and discovers how to become immortal Marduk o Chief god of Babylon, storm god who defeated Tiamat Myth o a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. Sabbath o The say of rest, the seventh day of the week Tetragrammation o Yhwh o This is the ancient way of saying God, it was taboo to speak this term so vowels were added Tiamat o Babylonian goddess of saltwater o Her union with Apsu (goddess of fresh water) created the world Tree of life o Tree in the garden of Eden Tree of the knowledge of good and evil o Tree found in the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate from this tree and were banished from the promised land as a result Yahweh o Term stems from yhwh o The way scholars think yhwh would have been pronounced in ancient times Chapter 2 J E D P Documentary hypothesis Pentateuch o First five books of the old testament o Allegedly written by Moses Torah o Jewish holy book o Religious term for the Pentateuch Wellhausen o Man who first invented with Documentary hypothesis and classified each book and passage into the four sources Chapter 3 Etiology o A narrative that explains the origin of a custom, ritual, geo feature, or other phenomenon ex: Tower of Babel and the origin of lang Genealogy o Family tree Utnapishtim o Character from the story of Gilgamesh o Hero of the flood narrative (Noah) Chapter 4 Canaan o Name given to the promised land before the Israelite conquest o According to Genesis 9, Canaanites were the descendants of Noahs grandson Canaan Dead sea Fertile crescent Israel...
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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.
- Fall '07