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Bible as Literature Final Review Daniel Thesis: In the book of Daniel, the world is divided between its being and its meaning William Blake ”Nebuchandessar” Magritte ”The Treachery of Images” 4 Beasts: Winged lion Bear Winged leopard Dragon-like monster Chapters 1-6 all the power of interpretation lies with Daniel, and with it he can make kings afraid Chapters7-12 Daniel lacks the ability to interpret his visions and they must be interpreted or him he is scared King Belshazzar In Daniel chapter 5 King Belshazzar mocks god by throwing a party with articles taken from the Jewish temple. Resulting in God passing judgment on Belshazzar by taking away his kingdom and dividing it between the Medes and Persians Last king of Babylon Jonah prophet sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission The Great Fish clarifies and complicates our understanding of animals in Jonah --The fish shows obedience to God when Jonah does not --The fish is a fellow creature who assists in Jonah’s repentance (his change of mind) the fish helps Jonah via God
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--The fish takes care of Jonah while he is in his belly and takes him close to Ninevah=nice fish --Unless the fish is a metaphor for hell, “the darnk night of the soul,” Sheol, or the trial which the hero undergoes to find enlightenment or a “boon” for his people this reduces his fish-ness and makes his animal nature irrelevant to his symbolic function Nineveh God commanded Jonah to go here and preach repentance Capital of Assyria Population responds to his preaching and is repented, God changed his plan to destroy the city Jerusalem Destruction of the temple was in 70 CE Jewish capital and site of the temple, thus the center of religious and cultural Judaism Jesus His identity is constantly changing throughout the NT: “Bright morning star” Revelations Small child worrying mother Luke Glutton and drunkard Matthew Galilee Northern region of Israel Part of the Kingdom of Herod the Great (King of Palestine) Wanted to kill baby Jesus Native land of Jesus, where he began his ministry and preformed many of his works Where Jesus drew together his Apostles Dead Sea/Qumran
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Located on a dry plateau inland from the Dead Sea Hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls Found in a series of 11 caves Many of the texts found in the caves appear to represent widely accepted Jewish beliefs and practices,
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 3001 taught by Professor Beach,m during the Spring '10 term at Colorado.

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