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Unformatted text preview: 2 4 3 5 6 8 7 9 100 SEFI ROT RS 145 May 26, 2009 Revelation of Torah: Primordial TorahRevelation (written Torah5 books Sefer Torah embodied as a text) (Revelation of the Torah Mt. Sinai 1447 BCE Exodus 19 /20 )Two tablets written with the fingers of God, when Moses descended down the mountain the people are worshiping a Golden Calf, breaks the tablets, Moses pleads for the people, goes back up to the Mountain to get the 2 nd tablets with the 10 commandments and then descends and imparts to the people of Israel the commandments of the Torah Rabbinic: Torah is authoritative, Rabbis believe that God gave them the written text of the Torah but that there are gaps in the narrative and the teachings that God intended them to elaborate and interpret o Questions asked: When was the Torah given? What basis was the specific month/day chosen? Sivan6 th day (Shavuot50 days after Passover this festival is celebrated) Passover is the celebration of the 40 days and 40 nights Why was it revealed in the WILDERNESS? What is the creation of the revelation? Why was the Torah given only to Israel?it was given to other nations but the Israelites were the only ones who accepted it Why did Moses ascend? What did he do there? What did God say what teachings did he include?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2009 for the course RS ST 145 taught by Professor Holdrege during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.
- Spring '09