1) Obedience/1st Generation (Num. 1-10)
a) Initial acts of obedience. The law was having its intended results
(blessing + order)
2) Disobedience/Death of 1st + Birth of 2nd (Num. 11-25)
a) Persistent acts of disobedience as faith waned in the wild
I always thought of the book of Job as an example to believers of how they
should react in the midst of troubles and trials in their lives. I knew that Job was an
upright man who didnt falter in his love or loyalty to God, even when everyone
around him wa
OT LIT: GENESIS
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As we study the Bible what exactly is it that God wants us to see?
AEvery part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or anotherCshowing us truth, exposing our rebellion,
correcting our mistakes, training us to live G
Old Testament Literature
(a pretty good class)
Quick note about taking notes:
1. Is it OK to use someone elses notes?
a. Yeah, as long as you dont trust them too much,
1. IF you use them as a supplemen
1. Why do we think that Moses was the author? What scripture is the most important in helping us out
with OT dates? Hint: Try 1 Kings 6:1. Can you reproduce the chart in your mind which belongs with 1
Kings 6:1? It is stated in Genesis itself, and
53. In a word, what is the purpose of 1A (Chapters 1-10)? The word is BACKROUND. What he asked is not
difficult, they do what God commanded in obedience, and it made for a great relationship with God in
54. Are the first 10 chapters a h
91. What is wisdom? To learn by observation of the world and human experience how the creator
designed the creation to function and then ordering ones behavior in accordance with that plan to
achieve life as its supposed to be.
92. Know the differe
160. How does Micah fill out the picture of Messiah as it is painted in the Old Testament? The book of
Micah tells us WHERE the Messiah will come.
161. What verses would you turn to in Micah to demonstrate this? Micah 5:2-4
162. What does Nahu
God and Government
Government vs politics: What pops Into my head?
Often, we think badly of government, and not about the good things.
What attitude should we have towards government, based on scripture?
Our attitude ab
The American Revolution:
Was the American Revolution a Biblical Event? p
Need to be carefulwas it justifiable given what we know about scripture teaches about interactions
with governments. If we were members of that time, how would we have responded?
Religion in the context of government and politics: Religion
Projective Accommodation: taking our own beliefs and projecting them onto scripture. (Interpreting
scripture from the standpoint of a conservative republican)
- Not the best idea for interpretin
The Judiciary, Supreme Court case of Marbury vs. Madison
Marshall decides that the writ of mandamus is the remedy:
writ of mandamus: government official to carry out a non-discretionary duty. (Part of their job, required
of them to do)
The judicial branch
One of the most episodes in American political history
-How much power should the president have?
-How democratic should we be?
9/13 states must ratify before constitution becomes a recognized document.
How a bill becomes a law
Overwhelmingly, they dont.
The system is set up so they arent passed.
Have to be passed by house, and then senate
Then, president has so sign of
Sometimes appealed to supreme court
It would be tough for bills to be pas
Intro to Lit Exam 2
Young Goodman Brown:
Tale, which means: A short narrative without a complex plot, makes use of supernatural/fantastic
Also a twice-told tale, first part is the knowledge of the witch trials/spiritual warfare, second part is the
Old Testament Literature
Dr. Chris Miller
BEGE 2730, August, 2012
Office hours: TF 2:00-3:00
Mission of the Bible Department in reference to the Bible Minor
We exist to equip every Cedarville University student with Biblical knowledge, a
Song of Songs
Song of Song seems like a pretty strait forward book. Solomon is sharing his
wisdom on sexuality for the future generations. Growing up in this perverse world,
we have been taught, through presuppositions of past generation, that sex and
1 Why do we think that Moses was the author? What scripture is the
most important in helping us out with OT dates? Hint: Try 1 Kings 6:1.
Can you reproduce the chart in your mind which belongs with 1 Kings
2 What phrase occurs 11 times in
1) Sacrifical Law (Lev. 1-7)
i) Burnt Offering
(1)Pleases the Lord
ii) Grain Offering
iii) Fellowship Offering
i) Sin Offering
(1) Sin is forgiven.
ii) Guilt Offering
2) Priestly Narrative (Lev. 8-10)
a) Blessing of th
Deuteronomy is both the conclusion of the Pentateuchal narrative and the
definitive commentary on that part of the narrative that precedes it. Mann
Moses exhorted Israel to be faithful to Yahweh and to the Mosaic Covenant
so that she might go
1) Influence of Deuteronomy
a) Deuteronomic History
i) Deut. 5:7, 6:4-5
ii) Judges 2:11-13
iii) Not obeying Gods commands, especially no other Gods
i) Deuteronomy 12:1-14 Place to worship God
ii) 1 Kings 8 Building of the T
1) Solomon (1 Kings 1-11)
a) Wisdom of Solomon
iii) 10:7-9, 23-24
b) Wisdom and the Seed of David
i) Isaiah 11 Descendant of David, Spirit of Wisdom
ii) 1 Cor. 1:30 Christ brings wisdom from God
iii) Col. 2: 1-3
c) 1 Kings 8 vs
1) Structure of Judges
a) Introduction (1:1 3:6)
i) Incomplete Obedience to God
ii) The people and their gods will be a snare.
b) The Book of Deliverers: Cycles of Failure (3:7 16:31)
i) Pattern for Judges
Creation, Fall, and Genesis of the Gospel
1) Genesis 49
a) Jacob gives blessings to sons.
b) Prophetic message.
i) In the days to come
(1) In the last days/In the end of days
c) Specific emphasis on Judah.
i) Lion of Judah v.9
1) Egypt 1:1-15:21
a) The Oppression of the Israelites (1:1-22)
i) Exodus 1:7
(1)Connection to Gen 1:28, fruitful, fills the land, multiplied.
(2)Connection to Gen 17:2, mighty nation.
ii) God blesses them the more Pharaoh curses them.
1) Structure of Samuel
a) Samuel (1 Sam. 1-7)
i) Prophet and Judge
b) Saul (1 Sam. 8-15)
i) King like the nations
c) David (1 Sam. 16 2 Sam 20)
i) Gods King
d) Appendix (2 Sam. 21-24)
a) Hannahs Song (1 Sam. 2:1-10)
i) The Lord delivers t
Old Testament Literature, Study Guide
Old Testament Literature
Note: The purpose of these study questions is to help you get an idea of the kinds of information I expect
you to be picking up from class. However, don't think that you c
Historical Context of Esther
Historically the book of Esther takes place in the in Persia around 465
BC. Xerxes is the current King of Persia and the capital is Susa. The nation of
Israel had already been taken captive by Babylon and set free by this poin