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JERUSALEM AND CHRISTIANITY GROUP 5 CHAPTER 6
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ETHNICS The bible is not primarily an ethical treatise; it is a theological one even though it does set out a moral code of behavior both for individuals and society. The bible has many rules for worship and ritual, but its fundamental ethical worldview lies in the idea that humans are created in “the image and likeness of god”
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Ancient Israel's ethics take on a more specific character in the writings of the prophets. The main prophetic task was to call people back to the observance of the covenant and to warn them about the ways in which they failed that covenant. The prophetic element in religion was one of Israel's most enduring contributions to the religious sensibility of the world.
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Model’s and types Until modern times relatively few Jews or  Christians actually read the bible on an  individual basis. Bibles were read to people most frequently  in public gatherings of worship in  synagogues or churches. 
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Unformatted text preview: The biblical stories were read over the centuries in a familial setting or in formal worship on the Sabbath. These events and stories from the bible are models of instruction and illumination; they have taken on a meaning far beyond their original significance. It is not accidental that Benjamin Franklin suggested depicting the crossing of the Reed Sea by the children of Israel as the centerpiece of the great seal of the united states. No humanities student can ignore the impact of the biblical tradition on our common culture. Our literature echoes it; our art is saturated in it; our social institutions are shaped by it. Writers in the middle ages said that all knowledge came from god in the form of two great books: the book of nature and the book called the bible....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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