Judaism - religiology best

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Unformatted text preview: Judaism Religiology Epistemology • I) Revelation – A) The meaning of the word – literally--- revelation means a disclosure or lifting of a veil • theologically--- revelation is the disclosure of the nature of God and God's will for mankind – B) revelation is historical, not primarily verbal • 1) God's revelation was primarily in His actions in history – such as bringing the Jews out of slavery in Epistemology Con’t • 3) History of jewish people – begins 3000-1400 BCE mesopotamia – 1950 BCE migration west to Palestine believed w/ Abraham – 1400 BCE enslaved in Egypt – 1200 BCE Canaan (to lebanon in north, Gaza in south, jordan river valley in east) – 1000-922, united kingdom, Israel (Saul, David, Solomon) – 922, Solomon dies, divided into Israel (north), judah w/ jerusalem (south) Epistomology Con’t • C) but revelation is also verbal • TaNaKh, the Herbew Bible. Sacred Texts. – A. Torah – The Law- most strictly, the Pentateuch of Moses – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. – 3 senses of the word Torah: • 1) Five Books of Moses • 2) the entire Jewish bible i.e. Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or • 3) the whole body of Jewish law and teachings. – B. Nevi’im – Prophets – The Books about Epistemology • Rabbinic Texts – Mishnah • lit: repetition or study, known as the Oral torah • Orthodox Jews believe God taught the oral torah to Moses – modern scholars believe the authors were rabbis. – oldest postbiblical codification of Jewish Oral Law – from 400 BC to 200 AD (in its final redaction) • collection of materials in six major Epistomology • Talmud – = Mishnah plus the Gemara, comprehensive rabbinic commentary on the Mishnah – means "teaching" or "learning acquired by studying" –...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course RELI 1001 taught by Professor Eaglen during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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