DeuteronomisticHistory - Bible as Literature Lecture 17...

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Lecture 17 3/1/10 Bible as Literature
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Administrative RA 1 coming back on Friday (3/5) RA 2 posted on Friday (3/5) Due two weeks from today (3/15) Quiz 4 is a week from today (3/8) Covers all lectures and reading assignments from 2/22-3/5 …Unofficial. .. Come to class…then have as much fun as you want Friday’s lecture slides will not be posted
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Deuteronomy “Second Law:” Restates and reinterprets the covenant between God and Israel Represents the “Deuteronomist” [D] strand of Pentateuch. Presents a more “prophetic” form of religion in contrast to the priestly focus of Leviticus. Law directed to all the people rather than simply the priests (cf. 31:9-13) Concludes with Moses’ death and the preparation for the conquest of Canaan Summarizes uniqueness of Moses: “Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (34:10). Joshua formally identified as Moses’ successor (34:9) Framed as Moses’ farewell speech and instructions for settling in Canaan. “This is the commandment. . .that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land . . .” (Deut 6:1, cf. 12:1) The regulations written down, placed in the ark of the covenant, and required to be read during festival of booths ( sukkot ). Two foci of worship: Loyalty to God alone and construction of “single sanctuary” complete destruction of native sanctuaries
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Shema Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you
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