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TCU - RELI 10033 - Class Notes - Week 6

School: Texas Christian University
Department: Religion
Course: Understanding Religion: Texts and Ideas
Professor: David Grant
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: Week 6 Notes
Description: These notes cover the material from the reading guide discussed in class which will be on our next quiz.
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image Manna—etiology & meaning & function
 
Glory of the LORD
Awe inspiring presence of God  
Sinai—mountain of revelation and covenant making
Large-scale theophany Emphasis on the holiness of the mountain because no one is 
allowed to touch it unless they have special permission or 
they’ll die
3 days of preparation and purification (wash themselves & 
no sex)
Element signaling divine presence o Thunder & lightening
o Thick clouds atop mountain
o Loud trumpet (shofar)
o Dark smoke (as from a furnace)
o Quaking of mountain
 
Covenant:  contract or treaty?
Treaty: between two parties, one being of lower standing  
Ten Commandments (Decalogue = ten words) (see linked 
articles)
            God’s self-identification
“I am the Lord your God…”             Religious features No other gods (henotheism) No idols (aniconism) Do not take the name of YHWH in vain Keep the Sabbath holy because of Creation             Persuasive elements Honor your father and mother Do not murder Do not commit adultery Do not steal Do note bear false witness
background image Do not covet             Relationship to western civil law No because there is no punishment and the 
Commandments are a deeply religious moral code
 
Book of the Covenant (Exodus 20:22-23:19)
Apodictic: clear cut, do/don’t laws Casuistic: situational (“If…” “When…”) Slavery Agriculture Separation of meat and dairy Ritual laws Property rights laws Personal injury laws Laws governing slavery Laws governing sex Sabbath and land laws             Concerns
            Assumptions
            Punishments
 
Covenant ritual (ch. 24)—elements?
Ratification of the covenant Public reading Group assent Sacrifices Blood ritual VIP feast up on the mountain Ark of the Covenant Made of acacia wood Carried by poles Gold “Mercy seat” Topped by 2 cherubim Kept in the holy of holies

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School: Texas Christian University
Department: Religion
Course: Understanding Religion: Texts and Ideas
Professor: David Grant
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: Week 6 Notes
Description: These notes cover the material from the reading guide discussed in class which will be on our next quiz.
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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