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Notes for Test 1

by: Sophie Walker

Notes for Test 1 Rel 1310

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These are my notes from Dr. Coker's class, but they will probably help in any Scriptures class you have
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Date Created: 05/21/16
Textual Criticism Friday, May 20, 2016 5:51 PM -Problemsdiscovered:John Mill: Oxford Uni 1707 -looked at 100 Greek manuscripts (MS)/found 33,000textual "variations" -Problem Intensifies in 1800s -more MSS found with more variats -57,000Greek MS variants -10,000Latin, Coptic, Syria MS variants -somewherebtwn 200,000-400,000variations exist -need to find out what Bible (B) said -which MS were closest to original Vocab: -scribes: ppl who copy/madecopies (which lead to MS variations) -papyrus: paper made out of reeds -oldest B MS found written on papyrus -very fragile; doesn't last very long -oldest one found date bac to 100 AD but so dissolved can't really read at all -vellum: sheep skin made into paper -lasts long time -codex: collectionof vellum parchments (but super expensive!) -started showing up 400-600AD -unicals: type of font when write everything IN ALL CAPS -minuscules: writing in all lower-caseand in cursive --> MS's are either unicals or minucsules (so really hard to read either way) How Mistakes Were Made Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 PM -mistakes lead to variations -MS very hard to read/copy -lectio continua: no spaces btwn words/sentences;used to save space (so super hard to read) -lack of punctuation: wasn't invented until Medieval times -ie, periods weren't used until 800 AD -Truly I saw unto you this day you shall be with in in paradise -Truly I saw unto you, this day you shall be with in in paradise Truly I saw unto you this day, you shall be with in in paradise --> all different interpretations just because of commaplacement -interpretations:translations are all interpreted differently -translator/scribe:can change whateverhe wants -may change womento men names -picks what he thinks fits his faith best What Kind of Mistakes Were Made Friday, May 20, 2016 6:05 PM Unintentional v Intentional Unintentional: -of the eye: -confusion of letters -ϴ or O -transportation of letters: -copy single letter twice -copy double letter only once -accidentally skip a line -etc. -of the ear: -lotacism:weight vs wait vs wate (if not literate/justsound it out) -of judgement: -sometimesthere are notes in the marines --> should I take those into consideration? If so, how? Intentional: -make an improvement -correct poor grammar -correct mistakes -Mark's Old Testament quote from 1:2: Mark said came from Isaiah which came from prophets -scribes said this was a historical mistake so they fixed it -harmonize accounts: -Lord's Prayer:Luke/Matthew'swere difference --> some scribes made them the same -avoid theological/doctrineproblems: -Jesus getting left behind when he was 12 -"Your father/I have been worried" --> don't want ppl to think that "father" is referring to God instead of Joseph --> "We have been worried" -some of the intentions are pretty insignificant changes -significant changes: -story of Jesus saving womenbeing stoned was added around 1100/1200 -Trinity: wasn't in MS of John until after 1400s -last chapter of Mark: later edition added post-resurrectionstuff -spotting textual variants in B: -footnotesexplain that some MS have other wordings (there are significant disagreementsabout this) -critical apparatus: the footnotes(sorry, idk what this really means in my notes; I just have it written down Rules of Textual Criticism Friday, May 20, 2016 6:56 PM 1. Lectio Defficilior:the more difficult it is to read, the more original of a source it probably is -most of the time, when scribes copied they made it into an easier version -Mark 1:41 -"Jesus… and feeling pity": pity = splanguistheis (Latin word I think) "Jesus… and feeling anger" : anger = orgisthesis -anger is more difficult to describe and understand; why would Jesus be angry? So scribe uses pity instead 2. Lectio Brevia: the shorter it is, the more original of a source it probably is -scribes probably added to the MS (each scribe may add more and more) -ending of Mark: May/womenfind Jesus gone/theyleave and tell know one--> this is a short but more difficult ending to understand I honestly don't know what Form means; it could be short for formal, or forms, but may not be. Sorry…. Form Criticism Friday, May 20, 2016 7:10 PM -recognize the different types of writing in the B -try to figure out author's intentions in writing the text -different genres relate to diff themes/key points -understanding genre is key to properly understanding the text -sometimes very unclear; sometimes not -helps us understand author's intent in writing the piece -genres usually have keywords to help recognize (Once upon a time…, A guy walks into a bar…,) -genres of same kind fit together/have particular meaning Jonah Friday, May 20, 2016 7:15 PM -what elements of the Jonah suggest its genre wasn't historical/biographical --> a lot of evidence in the text that verifies it wasn't a historical piece writing -location/geographyare inconsistent -lots of irony/satire(Jonah was a prophet but not very faithful) -hyperboles (exaggerations): very, 3 days long walk across Nineva, ppl/animals all convert, etc -time line off -narrative -McKenzie thinks Jonah is a satire (laugh at protagonist at first. But at the end realize that the pro/reader are similar) -main issues of Jonah/audience: racist -didn't like Ninevites; didn't want them to be saved --> Israelites are like this to the other kingdoms around them/don'tact the way God wanted them to -historicity:notice history isn't right -challenge historically accurate events -if Jonah not true --> what about the other books? -doubting it b/c how its written, not what is it (whale swallows/spitsour Jonah) -CS Lewis: -on B interpretations/genre -other books: pinned to historical situations -Jonah isn't -doesn't doubt: inspirations, miracles, how written -don't think whole B is fictional -his belief of B: convey word of God/answer questions God wants you to know the answer to; what the author wanted to tell you, not what you wanted to know -some are meant to be historical, but some aren't Hebrew Scriptures Friday, May 20, 2016 7:22 PM -also known as Older Testament,Hebrew Scripture of Bible -if say "Old," may be taken as outdated -Tanak: -both Old/New T: collection of books -Bible: means collection of books -Old/Hebrew B have same books but look different -Hebrew: 24 Books; Old T: 39 books -Hebrew doesn't split King into Kings 1/2; other things like this make Heb shorter) -collection of books written over time; designated as being part of the canon -canon: books that are at a standard so they are authoritative (chose for B) -hard choice for what books to be in B -don't really know about this process/howbooks chosen/finalized -2 traditions for O Test: -MasoreticText (MT): -Heb version of scripture (written in Heb originally) -Septuagint (The LXX): about 70 scholars translated this text -Greek translation of Heb scripture -MT and LXX are not identical -LXX is larger than MT -different versions of Christian B: -Catholic version:DeuterocanonicalBooks -also known as 2nd Canon -these books are important but not the most important; Cath kept them in Old T) -1500:Martin Luther comesaround/translates --> doesn't like these books that mush so puts them in their own sections: Apocrypha -eventually, this book goes away completely -Dead Sea Scrolls: -discovered 1947in some caves in Qumran -provided MS of scriptures that were 1000's years older than those previous found -Pentateuch:(Torah) -first 5 books of the Old T (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,Numbers, Deuteronomy) -Tanak: 3 sections of the B 1. Torah: 1st 5 Books -teachings/instructions 2. Nevi'im: (prophet) -historical account of Israel -individual prophets: brought pronouncementsof God -history through theologicallense 3. Ketuvim:The Writings -diverse collection of works (short stories, visions, wisdom, literature, poetry, etc) -Council of Jannia: could be Jamnia or maybe I spelt it wrong) -some rabbis cometogether/pickbooks in the Canon -scholars believe: this was a process that went on over time not just in one council meeting -based off of Tanak; look at each section/seeif these book fit -was an evolutionof books Genesis: Creation/the Flood Friday, May 20, 2016 7:41 PM Genesis 1: Creation Day 1: light Day 2: sky/sea Day 3: dry land/vegetation Day 4: sun/moon/stars Day 5: birds/fish Day 6: animals (land); humanity Day 7: REST (Sabbath) -speaks --> it is creates -judgement (everything is good); creative;purpose/order;humans = his image -"our": royal we; trinity; angels -humans are special; there is a special/unique relationship with us -God punishes ppl bc they fuck shit up -makes the rest of humanity a lot more difficult Genesis 2: Creation 1. Earth/heavens 2. Waters/streams 3. Moon 4. Vegetation -- garden 5. Animals 6. Woman -wait wuuuut, this is diff than Gen 1 Cosmology: how we see the universe/world -Gen 1: world surrounded by watery chaos; inside of a bubble life can exist -solid barrier (raquia) tames these waters/createda place to thrice -Egypt: Shu: god of air; upholds Nut: the sky goodess; Geb: earth-god reclines underneath ANE: Ancient Near East -pre-19 cent: Gen stories are unique -19 cent: find all these other ancient text stories similar to Genesis -Enuna Elish (18 cent BC): "Babylonian Gen" -2 gods/bodies of water (Apsu/Tiama) Ea: the offspring of the gods kills Apsu so other gods can live -Marduk: destroysTiama so he can becomes leader of gods -decides to create ppl to take care of gods (uses the dome as the word) -basically Marduk is the supreme god -Prometheus/Pandora(7 BC): -Pro gives fre to humans (even though they weren't supposed to accept gift from gods) -punishment: sends Pandora and she opens the box --> sin begins -Deluge Tablet (17 BC): -ancient flood wipes out everyoneexcept Ziusudra -builds an ars/takes family and animals on it -rains 7 days straight; opens window to find land -Epic of Gilgamesh (20 BC): -meets his ancestor who was the only survivor of the flood -gods got mad --> made a flood --> he builds a boat/looksfor land -gods got mad --> made a flood --> he builds a boat/looksfor land -Atrahasis Epic (17 BC: -another flood story -hey, these all sounds the same --> B's flood story isn't that unique after all -most of these stories pre-date Hebrew ppl/Genesis (10-5 BC) Peter Enns: Inspiration/Incarnation -believes B inspired by God -Incarnation: -Christians think Christ fully divine/human -B: human work but also inspired -Human Marks: creation, flood, legal codes (Hammurabi) -problem: do the other stories falsify the B (is it really the word of God?) -liberal view:reject B -yes, it's old book with made up stores -conservative: -pretend there's no problems/othertext don't exist -Enns' Meaning of Myth -ancient/pre-modernworld used these stories bc they questioned why there were there/where came from/whysinned, etc -reflects culture: -Abraham comes from Mesopotamia --> should we be surprised that Israelites had same world views as other around them? --> B stories of flood/creationmakes sense but offers monotheism --> which is super radical for the time (everyoneelse were polytheists) -diff purpose to create humans; not just to take care of the gods -is that enough to say it's true (can we use historical/science) -this isn't the point of the B -supposed to be looked at this way -"somethings that never happened are very true" Elie Wiesel Augustine: Theologian -need to be careful when thinking of God; not seen in same way as other conceivable agencies in the world -creation time/spacecouldn't take place in time/space -science/religion:2 diff languages -science: empirical -rel: language of meaning (who, why, etc) -both ask two diff questions John Calvin: Reformation -we aren't god -God sometimesdumbs things downs for us ("baby talk") -God accommodateshimself to his audience -uses pre-modern ways to communicatetruth -"diving accommodation" CS Lewis: on Genesis/myths -"I don't have a problem thinking Genesis stories derive from other stories. They are retold in the way of true creation. The re-guiding of these stories is probably at the work of God." (from Surprised by Joy) Literary Features of Genesis 1-11 Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:34 PM Toledot: "Generations" -occurs 12x in Genesis -2x as repetition (so ignore) -10 remaining: -5 in Gen 1-11: The Primeval story -5 in 12-50: Ancestral Story (ie. Abraham) -parallel structure of Gen 1-11 -10 generations pass from the Creation-Noah and from the Flood-Abraham A) Creation A) Re-creation -peeps (idk if that means family, but something with ppl I think) -blessings -mandate -food -Adam works the Ground -Noah works B) Adam/Eve ate the Fruit B) Noah eats -fruit of the tree - wine -nakedness exposed -naked viewed C) Cain cursed C) Ham sings D) Genealogy: Adam-Noah D) Sons of Noah E) Sons of God E) Tower of Babel -diving-human mix -reach heaven -men of a name -make a name F) Flood F) Gene of Shem (I think it's Shem?) -result: undoing of men result: pick Abraham/makes his name -this structure: Palistrophic A) Noah B) Family … P) God remembers Noah … B') Family A') Noah -Noah is faithful to God/vice-versa -this structure helps tell the story orally/find the key points -name used for God changes in each section -God, Yahweh, Lord God, etc -shifts back and forth -even if you group all God verses with each other/they all have diff names for God --> stories will make sense -there are slight difference (like # of animals, etc) --> documentary hypothesis: -1st 5 books of B are written by several diff authors/docs -woven together later by redactor (editor) -only applied to Torah!! (1st 5 books) -explains why there are diff styles/accounts -4 Sources: -J: Yahwist source (oldest source; some Gen/Exodus) -E: Elohist (some Gen, Ex, Numbs) D: Deuteronomistic (Deuteronomy) D: Deuteronomistic (Deuteronomy) -P: Priestly (youngest source; Leviticus, some Ex/Numb) -problems with Mosaic authorship (that Moses wrote everything) -Moses always referred to in 3rd person -use of phase "until this day" (so these accounts are looking back) -Moses' death @ end of Deut -Anachronisms: references to things until after go to Promised Land -repetition of stories (similar stories but God's name diff) -how to tell the diff: -references to God -J source (Yahwist): -10-9 BC -Yahweh for God -love for royal house of David -anthropomorphism: likes animals -stresses location in Judah (Southern Kingdom) -E Source (Elohist): -9 BC -Elohin: God -some fragments don't appear until Gen 20 -God more distant: appears in dreams, angels, vision, etc -Israel -"fear of God" is a recurring theme -D Source (Deut): -7 BC -just Deuteronomy -P Source: (Priestly) -Elohim/Yahweh -5 BC -importance: proper worship led by priestly class -Genesis 1 -Judah -genealogies connect ppl/events Exodus-Deuteronomy Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:43 PM -Deliverance/Covenant: -children of Jacob stay in Egypt --> enslaved as brick makers -kill male babies -Moses: -escapes death as infant (Mom sends him down the river) -pharaoh's daughter finds -gets in trouble bc kills slave driver for beating up Israelites --> flees Egpyt -things get worse for Israelites -becomessheppard at Mt Sinai -encounters God: burning bush --> commandsMoses to return to Egypt/savehis ppl -Escape from Egypt: -God sends series of plagues (10 total) -9 plagues: pharaoh says no 10: says okay; birth of 1st born of everyfamily --> 1st Passoveris celebrated -Israelites leave/pursued by pharaoh -Red Sea is parted/Israelites go through/pharaoh's army drowns -go south to Mt Sinai -10 Commandments:Decalogue -covenant relationship btwn Israelites/God -soon broken (they worship a golden calf) --> foreshadowing of a recurring theme -when did God reveal his name YHWH to Israelites -Yahweh: I am who I am -1st time: Gen 4:26 (J Source) -2nd: Ex 1:14-15 (E source) -3rd: Ex 6:2-3 (P source) -this enables a more personal relationship Leviticus Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:43 PM -Instructions to Worship Yahweh -describes proper way to worship/sacrifice Holiness code: -holy place, ppl, times are established -cleanliness: normal status -holy: very pure -unclean: sinful action -explains how get unclean to clean to holy: -places: tabernacle; scared worship with God (arc it at tabernacle with 10 Commandments) -center of the camp -2 chambers: outer/inner (Arc is in the inner) -only highest priests can go it -portable: God always there -people: hierarchy -12 tribes based on Jacob's descendants -Levi's: holy tribe above others --> diff class Only Levi's can be priests -rituals: sacrifice (animals usually) -clean sin to reconcile with God -atonement -sacrifices overlookedby priests -times: festivals/holydays -Sabbath -Feast of Passover -kosher/non -made by priests as they say to be holy -normal/abnormalanimals -fish vs lobster (can't each lobster) Numbers Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:50 PM -"in the wilderness" -can't be a narrative bc it's an account of Israelite's journey -time of closeness to God/rebellion -presence of God with them in tabernacle: -portable/moveswith them -God feeds, takes care of, talks to -distance with God: -get tired of living in wilderness -takes place in outskirts of PromisedLand -try to invade --> get pushed back Mnt Nebo: Moses gazes at but can't get to -repeated stories similar to Exodus: -Quail/manna -water from rock -Moses meet with father-in-law -Israelites murmur -theme: on edge of land but not quite there yet Deuteronomy Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:10 PM -the 2nd law -not narratives, mostlyspeeches by Moses to ppl on how to worship God -provides a lens through which history of Israel is told in Johana-Kings -surface setting vs compositionalsetting -set in time of Moses but composedseveral centuries later in King Josiah -theme: worshiping God brings blessings; if you don't worship there is punishment -shapes how write history -good times: proper worship -bad time: not proper -this is called the Deuteronomistic______________( I never caught what the second word was) -debate on when written/setting -surface: when tookplace -compositional:when written -time written shapes how written -surface: Mosesgives speech -comps: probably around Josiah (he worshiped God correctly/wasa good king) -this wraps up the Torah -for this class's exams: -all multiple choice (70-75q's) -in class stuff -Jonah/Enns readings; talked in class about changes in style/similarities/diff -source criticism: which source -redaction criticism: how editor looked at MCC/madepossible changes Ancestral Israel Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:18 PM -Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph -prob lived 2000-1500BC (Mid Bronze Age) -est covenant with God -Exodus/Conquest: -Ex: 1280BC -no Egyptian sources to verify the date -Conquest of Canaan: Joshua -Rise of Judges/Priests: -no centralized gov't -12 tribes; each ruled own -judges: military leaders who warded off invaders -higher monarchy: -Israel wanted a king -created strong, centralized gov bc of Philistine threat -some ppl against king: Samuel -unsure of king -God takes care of then --> no need for a king -Monarch of Unified Kingdom: -Samuel chooseskings: Saul, David, Solomon Saul: -anointed by Samuel -1020 BC -went into temple to offer sacrifices --> Samuel chooses David as new king -I think it was against law to go into the temple David: -Samuel shoe -Southern Judah liked but not Northern -HQ movedto Jerusalem (in the middle of Judah) -expands kingdomg: -Solomonwon succession -Solomon: -David/Bathsheba'sson -wanted to upgrade the kingdom but needs $ -elaborate kingdom/dimplomacy -high taxes/enslavedIsraelites -Solomon'sTemple: -North didn't like --> secede -his son Rehoboam succeeds Divided Kingdom: -North becomesIsrael; led by King Jeroboam -South --> Judah; led by King Rehoboan Israel: -cut off from Jerusalem but still worships god -finds new ways to worship: -finds new ways to worship: -new holy sites, feats days, priesthood, symbols, creates E source -defeated by Assyrians 721 BC Judah: -lasts longer than Israel -deal with Assyrians: recognizes them as the authority so they aren't conquered -King Josiah: -religions reform:too much worship of Bale -kills worshipper/renewalof God -scrolls found in 622 -"Book of the Covenant" --> becomesDeuteronomy -Babylonian Era: -expands to Judah -same this as Assyrians; recognize as authority so aren't conquered -587: Jerusalem rebels bc can't worship God -temples/citydestroyed --> "Babylonian captivity"


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