the almighty outline

the almighty outline - iv idolatry of the Israelites e...

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Outline “the Almighty” I. Exodus a. Plot i. The rest of Genesis ii. Israelites in slavery in Egypt iii. Moses b. Chapter 3 i. God identifies himself as “I am who I am” 1. significance of naming a. act of power b. expression of character c. act of social incorporation 2. tetragrammaton: YHWH 3. God’s name is a VERB, not a noun ii. God identifies himself as the God of “your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” 1. personal God 2. active in human history iii. Moses commissioned to lead Israel out of slavery iv. Moses’ relationship with God as one of partnership c. Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt d. Theophany at Sinai i. 10 commandments ii. covenant iii. instructions for the Ark and the tabernacle
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Unformatted text preview: iv. idolatry of the Israelites e. continuation of journey to the Promised Land II. Connections between Exodus and Genesis a. Continuation of narrative history b. Obstacles to fulfillment of covenantal promise c. Continuation of story of creation III. The law (chapters 20-34) a. Apodictic vs. casuistic laws b. 10 commandments i. source ii. organization iii. polytheism IV. Exodus and Theodicy a. Exodus and the “almighty God” b. Exodus and the less-than-almighty God c. How to reconcile the almighty God and the uncomfortable fact of evil? Vocabulary Tetragrammaton Theophany Apodictic Casuistic Theodicy 1...
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