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Bible As Literature Bible As Literature Lecture 15 2/24/10
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Administrative Administrative Scheduling for EC *outside of my  office hours* ends on Friday @ 11am. EC still available through 3/19; however,  meeting times restricted to my OH RA 1 update on Friday Conclude the Pentateuch on Friday Read:  Exodus 31:18-34:35 Numbers 12:1-16; 20:1-25:16; 31:1-54  Deuteronomy 1:1-5;  5:1-6:25* ; 12:1-14; 30:15-20;  31:1-30; 34:1-12
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What we’ve already done: What we’ve already done: Discussed concept of Exodus as “sacred  history” Identified main contribution of Exodus to  Pentateuchal narrative Identified the three major sections to the  book Discussed the significance of Moses  Reflected on the idea of God as  character  
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Victory at the Sea Victory at the Sea The Combat Myth
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Song at the Sea Song at the Sea Exodus 15:1-18, see also Exodus  15:20-21 (Song of Miriam). One of the most ancient poetic  compositions in the Bible. Predates  the narrative  of the Exodus. Hymn celebrates  the victory over Pharaoh’s army (15:1-12) March through the wilderness (15:13-16) Settlement in Canaan (15:17)
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Divine Warrior The Lord is a warrior, The Lord is his name. Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power — Your right hand, O Lord, shattered the  enemy Cf Psalm. 74:13-14: It was you who divided Sea with your might!  You  shattered the heads of Tannin upon the waters! It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan! You gave him as food for the creatures of the  wilderness.
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The Primordial Seas The Primordial Seas Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he cast into the sea. . . The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like 
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course RLST 101 taught by Professor Layton,r during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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