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Unformatted text preview: People walking around who other people thought they were carrying the authentic message of God Message 1: This god should not be imaged God has no mythic past This god’s relationship with humans is based on morality Bible is not a book but an anthology Books of the bible are written over a 1000 years Some books were in Hebrew some were in Aramaic On certain questions in the bible it has a coherent overall view God demands exclusive worship under the covenant 2 Possibilities 1. You are my god and I will never forget you 2. You are my one and only god 1000 tribes organized themselves into a kingdom Famous early kings are David and Solomon Barely held their own One was conquered by Assyrians Tribal kingdom but define themselves by their religion Unlike other religious traditions this religion was based on the bible Began to get a Diaspora or the scattering of ethnic groups from its homeland People of Israel Judeans brought torah with them...
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- Spring '08
- Judaism, bible, Moses, farmland Earliest phases, Israel Earliest stages