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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Biblical Introduction to Biblical Studies Studies RELG-121 RELG-121 Pages 1-42 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO THE TO THE HEBREW BIBLE HEBREW BIBLE RELG-121 RELG-121 Gospel of Judas Gospel of Judas The Gospel of Judas is a Gnostic gospel . The document is not claimed to have been written by apostle Judas Iscariot himself, but rather by Gnostic followers of Jesus Christ . It exists in an early fourth century Coptic text, though it has been proposed, but not proven, that the text is a translation of an earlier Greek version. The Gospel of Judas is probably from no earlier than the second century, since it contains theology that is not represented before the second half of the second century, and since its introduction and epilogue assume the reader is familiar with the canonical Gospels. The original Coptic document has been carbon dated to plus or minus 50 years of 280 AD . Original C Original C Hebrew Bible Hebrew Bible Questions on page 2 Help on 1 st assignment Questions Questions What do you think we are reading when we read the Bible? What does the “act of reading” involve? Glossary Terms pp. 1-42 Glossary Terms pp. 1-42 Glossary terms: – re-read Vulgate – Septuagint LXX Hellenism – Canon Pentateuch – Torah Nevi’im – Writings Ketuvim – Genre Form Critics – Diaspora exegesis Glossary Terms (cont.) Glossary Terms (cont.) – Qumran Yahwist – Documentary Hypothesis – Cult Elohist – Source Criticism ostracon – Papyrus/I autograph – Text criticism BCE/CE – Targum Apocrypha – Marcion Masoretic Text (MT) – Diachronic Historical Criticism – Rhetorical Criticism Text Criticism – Synchronic Help for the Assignment Help for the Assignment What are we reading when we read the Bible? – Bible differs from modern book in several ways: NRSV is a translation (different language and culture) Bible is a collection (more like an anthology than a novel) Bible is canonical (authoritative) for several religions Bible results from over 1000 years of development – Your Bible is a result of a long chain of developments. (different than modern book) – What are those developments? (p. 8) – How do they affect our reading? Old Testament as a long Old Testament as a long Development Development “Genesis” as an example Phases 1 & 2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELG 121 taught by Professor Dick during the Spring '08 term at Siena College (Loudonville).

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