REL 150 Lecture 3 - REL150Lecture3 13:53

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REL 150 Lecture 3 13:53 In Class Assignment: Write a sentence or two on the significance of the ID term  manuscript. hand-written writings of biblical texts in the original are manuscripts hand-written writings creates a problem for exact reproductions of the bible  o Hand-copied manuscripts contain variants (changes from other  manuscripts)  Original biblical writings are called autographs and these have been lost to  history Chapter 3: Origins: The Book of Genesis (Journey) Themes o Balance in Genesis 1-2 (Consistency in Genesis 1-2) o Literary History and Sources o Prehistory: Communal Origins (Myth) o Ancestors Myth (ID term)  o Foundational story establishing values, meaning, and goals  Ex) stories of cosmos and humanity in Genesis 1-2 o Myth doesn’t necessarily mean false but it holds true values for many  people in various religious communities
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REL 150 Lecture 3 - REL150Lecture3 13:53

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