Assignments 2-1/2-3 pages:49
The goal:sophisticated,growing faith.
Reading contextually: a. Perspectives and reading: presupposition denition? Sources?
Differences between generations? Effect my reading of the bible.
WHAT IS READING:phenomena,language,exp
1. An example of the retribution principle within the book of Joshua can be found in chapter 7, the
story of Achan's sin. The retribution principle is the theory that a righteous person will receive
blessings and a sinful person will receive curses from G
Christian Mission is a book about the expansion of Christian missionaries from 2,000
years ago until present. This book shows the spread of Christianity throughout different cultures
and ethnic groups.
The Former Prophets
History-record of past events
Historiography-the process of writing history
Primary, secondary sources
ANE: kings would write about their conquests: propanistic concern
Assessment of Saul
The anointed of Yahweh
Humility or self- dobut
A warrior with military exploits
Insensitivity to the limitation of his office
Casual attitude toward the holy war
Relentless and ruthless attitude toward
1. Issues facing students of the OT
Variety of Literary forms
Foreign values and Perspectives
Interpretive Journey Metaphor
3. The Old Testament World
The rise of civilization-Urbanization-Rise o
Sons names as signs of Gods short-term and long-term agenda for Israel.
A remnant will return
Quick to the plunder
God with Us
Holy one of Israel
Emphasis on the idea of the holiness of God-Contrast between peoples sins and Gods
Song of Songs
Nature of Poetry- terse/brief-emotional-intentional-imaginative
A womans beauty (Song of Songs 4: 1-6)
Definition of Poetry?
Failure of Israel to remove the canaanites- The Test
Cycle of apostasty
The lord left the nations- to teach war to the isrealites-To see if the Israelites would obey
Cycles of apostasy (2:6-23)
Introduction- Levite=Greek Title
Literary character-A book of rituals and laws-A few short narratives-The formula The
Lord said to Moses
Purpose of Leviticus
Purpose of the laws and regulations
To help the Israelites maintain their
Friday, October 07, 2011
Hesed- english "loving kindness", it refers to "covenantal love"
Yahweh's hesed is wrapped in our covenantal language
Yahweh's end of keeping up our covenant
Vassal- worship Yahweh alone
Suzerain- Yahweh's h
The book of Genesis is the first book in the Old Testament of the Bible. In chapter 9,
verse 9 the word covenant is first introduced when God says to Noah I now establish my
covenant with you and with your descendants after you 1. The covenant God is esta
The Canon Notes
Canon- The chosen books to be in the bible
-39 Old testament books, 27 new testament
The 39 books were canonized in 90 A.D. by the council of Yavhan/Jamnia (Scholars argue 200 BC).
-BCE-Before Common Era
BC- Before Christ
OT Lit, Test 1, Study Guide
1. Literary Structure
2. Sea and Sky
3. Fertile Earth
5. Creatures for water and air
6. Creatures for Fertile Earth
2. Yahweh Elohim
a. We learn of Adam, who was created from t
Monday, September 19, 2011
God commanded Isaac to be a sacrifice to him, his life was spared.
Jehovah Jireh (Yahweh Yireh)- Misnomer thanks to German (yes- Ja)
YHWH-Tetragrammaton, yahweh without the vowels.
JHVH is what i
OLD TEST. NOTES September 7, 2011
-Hermeutic (Hermeneutical)/Exegies, International, Jesus and how you yourself interpretates
-Cuneiform-wedge shaped impressions
Whats your hermeutic?, Can we read the old testament correctly?
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Children of Levi- Where the name is from.
They maintained the place where Yaweh dwelled to preserve his presence.
Deals with right living, outside focus
Right worship, more inter
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Covers roughly eight hundred years through time.
The Conquest- Persian period
Historiography- the writing of history
Perspective is key
Do not always have the intention of reporting e
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sargan of Agade (Akkadian) 2600, in infancy was saved like moses.
Was brought up in the Egyptian Court
Moses fleas to Midian after killing the egyptian who was beating the hebrew
Moses helps these women w
Under Greek Rule
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hellenization- Becoming Greek like.
JosephusAntiochus III- He treated the Jews favorably (Tax breaks, money to rebuild city of Jerusalem)
Antiochus Epiphanes (166 B.C.)- Unite kingdom under Greek culture
The Mediterranean World of the Apostle Paul
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
By the first century A.D., the Romans possessed a massive empire
A far-flung empire like the Roman Empire required a durable highway system
o Most ship owners wouldnt sail d
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sometime between Ad 55 and 57, while in Corinth, Paul wrote a letter to Jesus' followers in
At least according to James Dunn, Romans is "arguably the single most important work of
Christian theology ever wr
Paul of Tarsus: Life and Teachings
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Paul's contribution to early Christianity
Paul was probably born sometime during the first decade of the first century A.D.
o He was probably born in Tarsus in Cilicia.
o His family was
Mark continued, Luke
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Lesson 12- The Gospel of Mark Continued from written notes
The themes of the Gospels of Mark.
One theme is the Kingdom of God
Another theme is the identity of Jesus of Nazareth (The Messiah)
Lesson 25, The Pastoral Epistles: 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Paul likely wrote the Pastoral Epistles between AD 64 and 68.
o He likely wrote 1 Timothy and Titus following his first Roman imprisonment.
o He likely wrote 2 Timo
Lesson 23 Ephesians and Colossians
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
During Paul's house arrest into Rome (AD 60-62), he wrote four epistles that are traditionally called his
Ephesus and Coloss
Lesson 19- 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thessalonica- A city in Macedonia
According to Luke (Acts 17), as a result of Paul's ministry in Thessalonica, some Jews, a larger number of
Gentile "god- fearers," and a few "prominent" w