hum lec2 - January 9th, 2008 Humanities week 1 lecture 2...

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January 9 th , 2008 Humanities week 1 lecture 2 Early History of the Bible Goal is to make sense of those problems and to dispose of them Origins of the critical analysis of the bible are by people who are trying to defend the bible. Generic Types - History: Pentateuch/Torah (first 5 books have been said to be written by Moses) (not correct) - Wisdom (next 4 books) Tying them in with a tradition of writing that was tied with the east. Egypt- Mesopotamia - Prophecy (words of the prophets are poetry) Some books don’t fit into any of the three genres but those are the main three Hebrew Bible Canon o Culminated over a looong period of time. o Book of the prophets become regarded as scriptures Torah: Ezra; After 458 BC 70 AD: Destruction of Second Temple o Roman destroy it to put down a rebellion 90 AD: Council of Jamnia o Council was composed of Jewish scholars who established a collection of scriptures. (less than Hebrew bible) o Had their prestige but no status because there was no temple
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