February 20, 2009
-beginning of Israels history
-Transition between a wandering people to people with land (Canaan), and therefore the
obligations of having land.
-They will finally have the responsibility to grow own food, and will chang
~Revisioning- middle portion between OT and NT. How did the thoughts change?
~Isaiahs vision of Jerusalem of the future, Jerusalem becomes the highest mtn, Jerusalem will
grow into Zion, Gentiles will flock to Zion and will Torahized and will walk in the
Prophetic corpus-body of literature, 2 forms of prophets (former and latter)
Former-parallel to the Deut: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
Nathan, Elijah, Elisha (no literary trial, only known through stories)
Later-genre of prophecy, prophetic poetry: Isaia
January 30, 2009
Women keeping fully clothedkeep our treasures hidden, safe
Binding of Isaactake your only son whom you love.linkage between Isaac and Jesus.
- a cruel test (reiterated in the book of Jubilees)
- happens on Mt.
January 27, 2009
God starts over from Adam and eve with Noah and his wife.
This went from a story with everyone to a story of Abraham.
Universal stories(ism) everyone, creation
Particular story(ism)Israel alone (genesis 12 through Kings)
January 23, 2009
Origin of violence:
Enumah Elish: violence began by the gods, humans are the victims
Bible: humans are the creators of violence
1st act: Cain and Abel
2nd act: Lamech killed a man and took 2 wives. (Gen 4)
Precursor to flood in Gen 6
Jan 13&15, 2009
Nature of the Bible
Canon: list of books in the Christian Bible
Topicwhy these and not others?
Exclusive not every book is included
We can no longer tell why certain books and not others(spread by normal people
traveling from place to p
Kings are catastrophic for Israellose land b/c of violation of covenantindirectly responsible
by not prohibiting foreign worship and directly b/c bring in foreign worship.
King Solomon- Davids son, successor to David,
Known specially for 2 main things:
February 24, 2009
-Deut: future prophet like Moses. 18:15&18 YHWH will raise up a prophet like me. LORD said
to me, I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my
words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all
Matching is harder!(Paul and Revelation)
Gospel of MARK! topics 75-87
Gospel of John topics 88-91
Story of people hood
Story of Acts
Book of Revelation
Genre of Apocalypse: not fresh images, new images: bring from the old testament visi