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September 19, 2007 The Law of Moses 1. the law: some preliminary considerations a. centrality b. overall conception i. first comes salvation ii. that requires a duty iii. that brings a promise c. the key players i. priest (descended from Aaron) ii. Levites (descended from Levi originally country priests?) iii. The people d. typical misunderstandings 2. the suzerainty model a. identification of the suzerain b. history of the relationship c. stipulations on the vassal d. provisions for the deposit of the treaty e. divine witnesses to the treaty f. blessings and curses 3. overview of the law a. types i. apodictic (cf. Decalogue) 1. simply make a commandment
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Unformatted text preview: a. you shall or you shall not ii. casuistic (cf. covenant code) 1. if this then that b. function: distinctiveness 4. the various corpora a. covenant code (Exod. 20:22-23:33) i. how you deal with slaves (accepted practice) ii. rules about violence iii. laws about property iv. restitution b. priestly code (Leviticus 1-16) i. priestly activities ii. ritual purity iii. clean and unclean foods (kosher food laws) iv. day of atonement c. holiness code (Leviticus 17-26) i. maintain purity before God 1. ritual and ethical laws 2. contains laws against homosexuality...
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