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Bible As Literature Bible As Literature Lecture 6 2/1/10
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Administrative Administrative Quiz #1 Today!! Start the Primeval history on Wednesday NOAB 9-10; Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalms 8, 19, 74
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Jesus has {entered} the  Jesus has {entered} the  building… building… Question When should we begin to explain the texts  of the Bible in terms of their connection to  Jesus of Nazareth? (very rhetorical!)  Answer When we get to the Gospels 
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The Pentateuch The Pentateuch Introduction
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The Pentateuch: The Pentateuch: Its Scope and Significance Its Scope and Significance Cornerstone of Jewish Tradition Called “Torah” (“Instruction/Law”) in Hebrew Regarded as God’s complete self-revelation to the people of  Israel Written on a single scroll, treated as a sacred object Reading of the Torah is at the heart of synagogue service: Read in its entirety on a periodic basis Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah (“Son” or “Daughter of the Covenant”) process  culminates with child reading from the Torah Also called Pentateuch (“The five-fold scroll”) in the  Greek Jewish tradition.  Suggests the antiquity of  conceiving of the Torah as a single text, and thus  as a single narrative. Oldest Section of the Bible to reach its final form.   Careful preservation of text seen as a religious duty  from antiquity. Traditions foundational to other biblical literature
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The Pentateuch as Narrative The Pentateuch as Narrative Epic of Israel’s Origins Narrates: How God promised a land to the ancestors of the people of  Israel How God intervened to rescue the nation of Israel from  enslavement in Egypt How God established a mutual covenant with the people of  Israel at Sinai How God led the nation of Israel through the wilderness to  the promised land Sacred Story: Telling of God’s deeds for Israel to  ensure the cultural memory
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The Contents of the Pentateuch The Contents of the Pentateuch Genesis Creation of the earth and origins of human society Family history of the ancestors of Israel Exodus
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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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