Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date__021810_

Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date__021810_ - Dura...

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Dura Synagogue w. Torah Shrine continued… - Rule of this tradition is in face god - Earthly sense, surrounded by leaders of the community - Shrine = central religious focus - Lion of Judah in picture of tree above shrine - David= youngest of his brothers; eldest brother has beard and is closest to the profit who is anointing David Genesis 49—Jacob about the future of his 12 sons - Judah (4 th son), the main prediction of who in the future will be the leader of the community o Lion= consuming its prey o Shiloh is the place where David is acclaimed ruler over all of Israel—in the tree picture - KEY to thinking about this development of David as ruler Samuel Chapter 8/9 - “make us a king to judge us like all the nations” o Were lead by inspired profits, but people are unhappy so they wish for a king to be like everyone else o Samuel was displeased by this idea b/c he was the leader of the people and he now has to pass of his leadership to someone else; and his sons are not so good so power will be out of the family—Samuel can talk to god o The ”king” was god, not Samuel and this is who Samuel gets his
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