class 4 - Patriarchal Age The Middle and Late Bronze Ages,...

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Patriarchal Age The Middle and Late Bronze Ages, with a bit of Iron Age thrown in for good measure
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Theophoric Elements Theo = god. Names of gods as elements in human names History of Traditions - Separate out strands within the tradition Etiology – explanation of a name/ trait Eponymous group – named after an ancestor Myth and Ritual School - All myths were enacted as rituals
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Examples of Names with Theophoric Elements Michael: Mi ca el Who is like El? Ishmael: Yishma el El has heard Israel: Yisra el Jacob – Har, Jacob – el : Follower of Har/ El Nathaniel – Natan – el Gift of El Jo nathan/ Yeho natan – gift of Yhwh El -Natan – gift of El
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Eponyms and Ancestors Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Relationship? Heroic ancestors Place names Kinship models as model for all relationships and scales
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Locations as key to story origins Abraham - Hebron Isaac - Beersheva Jacob - Bethel, Shechem, Gilead (N. Kingdom)
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course NES 372 taught by Professor Limmer during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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