Origins of Islam
o Emic View:
Adam was the first Muslim. Everything in the physical universe lives in
total obedience to God. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus were all
Muslims because they all taught submission to God.
Jesus is a major figure in I
Origins of Christianity
o Emic perspective
Begins: 3000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth
After his life there was a period called the early church
2005: 37,500 different Christian traditions
1st through 4th century everyone for the most part believed the
13 Oct, 2016
Writing Exercise 12
God appointed David and his descendants to rule over Gods people - Israel (2 Sam 7:1112). God appointed Zion as his place of residence, and thus he will protect the city against
03 Nov, 2016
Writing Exercise 17
Yahweh is portrayed as the Lord of Host. A majestic, holy, high & lofty, powerful King.
Assyria is Yahwehs agent of wrath, his tool of his punishment, his rod of anger against
08 Nov, 2016
Writing Exercise 18
A wise person is restrained in speeches, i.e.; watches what he/she says. A wise person
ignores an insult. i.e.; slow to anger, being cool and calm.
Lady Wisdom was the first being tha
27 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 8
Judges depicts individual tribes in Israel trying to settle their own areas. It started from
the house of Judah who defeated the Canaanites, and then the house of Simeon etc. Many of t
18 Oct, 2016
Writing Exercise 13
The fall of the Norther Kingdom, Israel was a divine punishment for religious sin.
Northern kings had emulated the sin of Jeroboam and had led the people to sin as well. All had
ISRAELITE POLYTHEISM AND MONOTHEISM
A. Ugaritic texts
1. Found in l928 at the ancient city of Ugarit, on the Mediterranean coast, in n. Syria.
2. Written in a Semitic language similar to Hebrew. We call it Ugaritic.
3. Date to the igt century BCE.
Introduction to Prophecy
WK 11 A (Exam 2)
Portraits of Early Prophets
A. Past views of the Israelite prophets
1. Early Christians: prophets= predictors of Jesus Christ (see Mathews Gospel)
2. Traditional Jewish view: prophets= interprete
JUDGES AND THE SETTLEMENT
A. Basic content: history of Israel after the conquest yet before the monarchy.
Introduction ( 1:1-25 )
Dtr prologue ( 2:6-3:6 )
Deliverer stories ( 3:7-16:31 )
Tribal history of Dan ( 17-18)
Tribe of Benj
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY
A. The open ending of the Pentateuch
B. The Former Prophets (Josh, Judg, 1&2 Sam, 1&2 Kgs)
1. Content: the history of Israel in Palestine fro
29 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 9
In 1 Sam 8, the people are the authority. It is a government of peoples idea and not
Jahwehs. The people requested for a king by rejecting Jahweh as king and the consequence of
Israelite religion: cultic images of God (or gods), cultic pillars, and aniconism
A. Cultic Images of gods
1. Biblical laws prohibit the production of idols, that is, images of gods.
Exodus 20:4-5a, 23
Deuteronomy 5:8-9a; compare 4:15-18
Can we infer from
THE STORY OF DAVIDS RISE
Saul on rise
1 S 9-15-31
David on rise
1 S 16-2 S 11-1 K 1
A. The presentation of David in the DtrH
1. Narratives of David and Saul overlap in 1 S 15-31.
David is rising as Saul is declining.
The one whom
01 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 2
In the Jahwist account of creation, the divine name used for the deity was Yahweh Elohim (Lord
God) while the Priestly account of creation used the divine name Elohim (God). Also, the
INTRODUCTION TO THE PATRIARCHAL HISTORY
Origins of cosmos and
Israels ancestors: how God favored them.
A. Last episode of primeval history: Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9)
1. Tale der
THE EXODUS TRADITION
Genesis 12 -50
Exodus from Egypt
Exodus 1 -15
A. The thematic connection with patriarchal stories?
See Gen 28:13-14; 46:27; Exod 1:5-7; 3:8; 6:4. At least 1 part of the divine promise
has been fulfilled; ma
INTRODUCTION TO THE PENTATEUCH
A. Organization of Pentateuch
Primeval History (Gen 1-11)
Era of Patriarchs (Gen 12-50)
Exodus from Egypt (Exod 1-15)
Wilderness Wandering (Exod 15-19)
Sinai Revelation and Covernant (Exod 19-Num 10)
= great centerpi
11 Oct, 2016
Writing Exercise 11
McCarters main view about the successive narrative is that it is a document made up of
distinct, diverse parts produced by an editor / author during Solomons reign. He assembled
CANON OF THE BIBLE
A. Concept of the canon
1. Formal definition of canon:
The canon is the fixed list of books in the Bible which Jews and Christians regard as
sacred and authoritative for their faith and practice.
2. Distinction between canon and
THE THRONE SUCCESSION NARRATIVE
1. TSN ( 2 Samuel 9-20 + 1 Kings 1-2 ) = an early source (pre-Dtr).
Exact boundaries, especially the beginning, are debatable.
2. Compositional history?
a. Rost: TSN = a unified document from a single author
01 Nov, 2016
Writing Exercise 16
Elijah is the leader of groups called the sons of the prophets. His prophesying involves
spirit possession which results in oracles and Music is used to induce spirit possession. Some
13 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 5
According to J. E Currids interpretation of the repeated biblical statement that Yahweh
hardened Pharaohs heart , It presents Yahweh as the judge of Pharaoh, glorify Yahweh and to
22 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 7
Israel consists of 12 tribes and was led by Joshua (the son of Nun) after the death of
Moses. Joshua was skilled in the act of war using military invasion in all his conquest to defeat
13 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 6
One reason for suspecting that at least some of the laws in Exodus 19-24 might actually
date to a time long after Moses is because of the context of some of these laws (See Exo 22).
30 Aug, 2016
Writing Exercise 1
On the first day, God created light and darkness. He called the light Day and darkness he
called Night. On the second day, God created the dome in the midst of the waters. He separated
20 Oct, 2016
Writing Exercise 14
According to the Deuteronomistic editors, Yahwehs promise to the Davidic house-hold
had always been conditional i.e. it depended on the kings obedience to the covenant law. The
08 Sep, 2016
Writing Exercise 4
According to the Jacob cycle, Jacob had contrasting forms of depiction. He was strong,
quiet but a deceiver. He was depicted strong by the Lord before he was born. He was named
FIRST TEST ANSWERS
Torah, Prophets, the Writings
a and d.
e b d c
a and c
(a) Jahwist; (b) Elohist; ( c ) Deuteronomic; (d) Priestly
10 Nov, 2016
Writing Exercise 19
Job suffers because of God's bragging about his piety, holiness, devoutness, godliness etc.
He also suffers because of the wager between God and Satan.
The argument of Eliphaz the Tem