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Bible As Literature Bible As Literature 1/29/10 Lecture 5
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Administrative Administrative Quiz 1 on Monday End of Lecture Bring a pencil (scantron) 5 Questions 3 MC; 2 T/F “Timed exercise” Monday begins the Pentateuch You need to have your Bible by Monday
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Let Us Make Humankind Let Us Make Humankind Reading the Bible Closely
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Close Reading Close Reading An Art, Not a Science Asking Questions: “Active” reading Listening to Others: Reading in tradition and community Long-standing tradition in Judaism and Christianity Aims: to expand the range of meaning that the biblical text can convey to help identify the unconscious presuppositions we bring to the text to develop one’s sense of the act of reading.
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The Text, Part I The Text, Part I Then God said, “Let us make humankind (Adam ) in our image, according to our likeness; and let them (plural ) have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and
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Unformatted text preview: over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Gen. 1:26 What Questions Does the What Questions Does the Text Raise? Text Raise? The Text, The Text, Part 2 Part 2 So God created humankind (et-ha-adam ) in his image, in the image of God he created them (Heb: sing .); male and female he created them (Heb: plural ). Gen. 1:27 What Questions What Questions does the Text Raise? does the Text Raise? Addressing Adam: Addressing Adam: When Does Human become Adam? The Problem The Problem In Hebrew the word Adam can mean either: human being Adam In the Book of Genesis, the Hebrew refers to this being as the Adam (ha-Adam) uniformly until 5:1: This is the list of the descendants of Adam. Does Adam refer, then, to: A generic human being; A person named Adam? If both, how does a reader tell when which meaning is intended?...
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