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Intro to Hebrew Scriptures week 1

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Intro to Hebrew Scriptures week 1 Theo 315

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Introductory notes from the first week of class
Intro to Hebrew Scriptures
Dr. Melcher
Class Notes
theology, bible, Hebrew, Hebrew religion, Hebrew Bible, jewish studies, scripture




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by stoutr on Saturday September 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Theo 315 at Xavier University taught by Dr. Melcher in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Intro to Hebrew Scriptures in Theology at Xavier University.

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Date Created: 09/03/16
Introductory Notes    Lenningrad Codex​ = first complere manuscript of the Hebrew Bible  ● Masoretic text (​Masoretes were rabbis who worked to correct corruption in  the text of the Old Testament that occurred during the Babylonian  captivity)  ● Best written summary of the oral tradition  ● Original fragments of the text were written 12th­2nd centuries bce    Note: The Bible is an anthology of smaller written works, not one authoritative  literary work by itself.    Evidence of different authors in the creation story:  ● There is a second introduction in Genesis 2  ● Different ways of addressing God (God versus LORD)  ● It is suggested that man and woman were created together upon creation,  however the story of the Garden of Eden tells of man being created first  and woman being created from man    Criticism of tradition: The serpent in the Garden of Eden is commonly understood to be  Satan, however, the Biblical text does not suggest this. 


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