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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible 31824

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These are notes on the Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Kern Trembath
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Duffy moyer on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 31824 at Santa Clara University taught by Kern Trembath in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see TESP 4 in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University.

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Date Created: 01/27/16
Introduction  to  the  Hebrew  Bible Monday,  January  11, 9:22  AM o Contract § A contingent arrangement or agreement between or among equals § Metaphor: fairness/justice § Dynamic: salvation is the goal of human activity § Ultimate goal is justice § Things are out of wackwhen they are not balances § You can never possess today § Example: Deut. 30:15 • If you do well, God will bless you; otherwise, God will punish you o Covenant § A non-contingent arrangement between or among unequals § Metaphor: generosity § Dynamic: salvation is the ground of human activity § Example: Gen. 12:1; 15:1 • Land, honor, and descendants are promised to Abram without anything in return Ø Genesis § Not necessarily the first book in the bible § Part 1 is § Part 2 talks about narrow range to genetic background of Moses Ø History and Myth § Historical: purely descriptive § Historic: normative § Historicity: interpretive • The meaning of an event as determined in it's context § Myth: any sentence in which "God" is the subject and the verb makes sense § Thomas Aquinas: believed we don't know how Godis, wejust know how he isn't • Ways he does not: will become apparent if we rule out from Him and see what weare left with Ø Principal Sources of the Hebrew Bible § Law,profits, and writings § Listed chronologically in the Bible Ø Exodus and Identity and see what weare left with Ø Principal Sources of the Hebrew Bible § Law,profits, and writings § Listed chronologically in the Bible Ø Exodus and Identity § Twothemes-Bold: creation; Italics: redemption • Creation: Yahweh is perceived as everyone's God • Redemption: Godis our God and therefore at odds with whoever I see as an enemy


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