hebrews and their part in the bible

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Hebrews and their part in the Bible (up to 500 B.C.) 1. Why Bible? 2. Nomenclature a. Hebrew: Ethnic term - descendent of Abraham and Sarah - from Semitic root "Habiru" meaning "nomad." b. Jew: religious term, member of Judaism, worshipper of Jahweh - "God" c. Not all Jews were Hebrews; not all Hebrews were Jews 3. Early Hebrew History - Patriarchs (Genesis) a. Hebrews originally nomads living near Sumeria. Around 1800 B.C. moved to scrub land east of Jordan River Valley (Abraham) b. Prospered there until ~1600 B.C. Overpopulation and low rainfall led many nomads to move to Egypt (Joseph story) 4. Exodus (Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) a. After 1350, new dynasty of pharoahs (Seti, Ramses II) increasingly oppressed Hebrews to curry favor with Egyptians b. Moses allegedly raised as Egyptian prince - name; exile. c. Moses & burning bush; mission to redeem Hebrews d. Plagues - real or fiction? e. Passover, Death of firstborn, exodus, parting of Red Sea - explanations ~ 1300 B.C. f. Covenant: Not just 10 commandments but a whole way of life, ritual & ethical (Exodus, Leviticus, g. Sinai Desert - wandered a "long time" as nomads due to sins 5. Settlement of "Promised Land" (Joshua, Judges) (1250-950 B.C.) a. Hebrews had a loose alliance of nomadic tribes, seldom did all 12 tribes fight united. Charismatic Leadership - "Judges". Conquest slow, many setbacks. b.
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HUMN Humn 220 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '06 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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