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September 5, 2007 Lecture three The Pentateuch: introduction to scholarship 1. pre-modern scholarship a. the TANAK in Judaism i. the importance of scripture 1. became important after the Romans invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the temple a. with no place to perform sacrifice there was a turn towards the written traditions ii. occasional critical observations 1. what Moses could not have written a. could not have written about his burial place long after his death b. Pentateuch never claims to have been written by Moses c. 2. what Moses would not have written a. numbers chpt 12- “Moses was the most humble man in the world”…not very humble b. b. the old testament in Christianity i. early Christological interpretations 1. Christian jews believed Jesus was the messiah a. Isaiah 53- believed to predict Jesus’ death and rising b. Genesis…Adam and eve was a symbolic story of Jesus dieing to cover our sins 2. nonchristian jews believed he wasn’t a. Isaiah 53 never mentions the messiah
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