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Judaism Survey - JUDAISM SURVEY WESTERN RELIGIONS GOD |...

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J UDAISM - SURVEY - W ESTERN R ELIGIONS GOD TORAH ISRAEL || || || transcendent revelation/ community/ monotheistic deity intervention people/(land) | LOCATION OF COVENANT POINT OF CONTACT covenant - a formal, sworn treaty/alliance/agreement between two parties. Covenants include obligations and benefits for both partners . They give order, stability, and a sense of normalcy to the relationship between Israel and God Four Major Covenants in the Hebrew Bible: 1) with Noah after the flood: God gives a) animals to human dominion God b) promises not to destroy the world by flood again People must c) be fruitful and multiply People must d) restrain violence by justice 2) Covenant with Abraham God will a) give Abraham a son by Sarah and b) give Abraham numberless descendents Abraham and his people must c) circumcise male children as a sign of covenant d) worship this singular (montheistic) God 3) Torah Covenant with Moses on Mt. Sinai 4) the prophet Jeremiah speaks of a covenant of the heart Revelation in Judaism consists of the Torah (first five books of the Hebrew Bible), also known as "the Law," and history itself as the record of God's acting in and through time.
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