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Bible As Literature Bible As Literature Lecture 7 2/3/10
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Administrative Administrative New look on compass RA 1 posted on Monday Due on 2/15 Finish up Primeval History on  Friday Read: Gen 2:4b-Gen11
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Rhetorical Question: Rhetorical Question: What is significant about all three of these  El Shaddai passages?
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Proposal Proposal The narrative inconsistencies on the naming of  God reflect variant and independent traditions
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The Documentary Hypothesis* The Documentary Hypothesis* Stratum    Date  Extent Yahwist [J]  10/9th Cent. Gen to Num Elohist [E]   9th Cent. Gen to Num Deuteronomist [D]    7th Cent. Deut Priestly Writer [P]    6th Cent. Gen-Num
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Further Implications Further Implications Narrative traditions all preserved  something essential to Israel’s self- understanding Rival narrative traditions can present  competing views of Israel’s origins Rival narrative traditions can reflect  alternative  theological  traditions.
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The Primeval History The Primeval History Genesis 1-11 Part One
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Genesis in the Pentateuchal Narrative Genesis in the Pentateuchal Narrative Chief narrative function of Genesis:  Introduce the promises that will be fulfilled  in the conclusion of the Pentateuch.   Main sections of Genesis: Primeval History (chapters 1-11) Establishes universal context in which God’s relationship  to Israel occurs Ancestral Cycles (chapters 12-36) Introduces the governing motif of God’s promises Joseph Story (chapters 37-50) Resolves tensions of promises to ancestors Transition from clan to nation Introduces Israel into Egypt
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Primeval History in Genesis Primeval History in Genesis Distinct from rest of Pentateuch Events narrated do not concern the land of Israel Does not establish the lineage of the people of  Israel Establishes an existential or mythological  dimension
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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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