Ancient Hebrews 2

Ancient Hebrews 2 - Ancient Hebrews (2) 9-4-09 Early...

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Ancient Hebrews (2) 9-4-09 Early Understanding of Yahweh Yahweh and other near Eastern gods o Profits change and evolve how we think of god o No image of Yahweh, unusual because lots of others had an image of what god looked like o No relatives, unusual in ancient eras. Ex. Greek gods o “jealous god”, the Hebrews admitted to other gods, but Yahweh said thye could not worship them o Covenant was that the Hebrews would multiply and make sacrifices to him, under Moses, the covenant expands to obeying laws as well, while god provides success in battle Conditions leading to the prophets Political misfortune o Division of Israel into Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judea after 933 BC Whats the cause if god was protecting them? o Threat from Assyrians Prophets Basic message of the profits o Prophecy as a profession Predicting the future o Hebrew prophets were not professionals, but believed they were called by god o They were called in different ways
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