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Week 6 Notes

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Week 6 Notes RELI 10033

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These notes cover the material from the reading guide discussed in class which will be on our next quiz.
Dr. Jan Jaynes Quesada
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This 9 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Weeldreyer on Monday September 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to RELI 10033 at Texas Christian University taught by Dr. Jan Jaynes Quesada in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see UNDERSTANDING RELIGION: TEXTS & IDEAS (THE BIBLE) in Religion at Texas Christian University.


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Date Created: 09/19/16
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  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 Tabernacle  Portable temple Chapters 25-30—describe in detail the materials, personnel, and mechanisms for worship. Skim this material and attend to the notes in your NOAB for understanding its main points. Golden Calf—apostasy narrative (Aaron’s role & people’s behavior & punishment)  Made by Aaron, says the people made him  Moses’s absence  Idolatrous worship = riotous misbehavior  People’s restlessness  Divine wrath  Moses’ intervention  Moses’ wrath  Punishment Ch. 34: Replacement Tablets of laws; Covenant renewal Leviticus is a book of priestly instruction.  Exodus 19-40  Numbers 10 @ Mount Sinai  Leviticus discusses the separation of the clean/unclean and holiness (God is a holy God, and God has established that the people should be holy and can only achieve that by being close to God) What is the role of Moses in these passages? Aaron & his sons Consecration of priests (ch. 9)  Designation of the first priests  Animal sacrifices  Blood (can do many things, a very powerful substance because it belongs to God and carries life) Cautionary narrative of “unholy (or ‘strange’) fire” (ch. 10): what lesson does it teach?  Blood, fire, water, and time restore holiness  Two of Aaron’s son decide to make their own incense recipe and God burns them when they enter Categories: Clean v. Unclean  Clean (ritually fit) o Purity o Wholeness  Unclean (ritually unfit) o Mixture o Hybrid o Mottled Detestable/abomination Holy v. Common o Holy o God’s Quality o Separateness o Love Laws of Purity (chs. 11-15): · Creatures that may and may not be eaten (ch. 11) o Cows, ox, sheep, goats (split hooves and chew their cud) may be eaten, along with their milk o Ouines and bolines o Fish with fins and scales may be eaten o Shellfish, water mammals, oysters, lobsters, clams, octopus may not be eaten o Carrion birds (eat other dead creatures) and birds that don’t fly may not be eaten o Separation between life and death o No consumption of blood o Reflection of the order of creation · Childbirth (ch. 12) o Makes a woman unclean o Female child has a longer period of uncleanness than a male child o One of the highest values within the cultural society, but sexual acts are to be kept hidden from the sacred space · “Surface afflictions” (“leprosy”) (chs. 13-14) o Dry/scratchy skin o Clothing can have a surface affliction by having mildew · Bodily discharges (ch. 15) Day of Atonement (ch. 16)  Yom Kippur  Purification of the sacred space  Aaron is in charge of this priestly ritual  Two goats o High priest transfers the sins to one goat that is taken into the wilderness (scapegoat) Holiness Code (chs. 17-26) · Regulation for slaughtering animals (ch. 17) · Sexual regulations (ch. 18) o Prohibition of homosexuality because it is wasteful and self-indulgent · Ritual and moral holiness regulations (ch. 19) o “Love your neighbor as yourself” As you read this material—pay attention to the notes in your Bible & look for patterns in the Levitical guidelines. What ritual and social and ethical principles do you find encoded in these chapters?    Torah Timeline o CreationFloodAbraham & Family (Circumcision)Slavery (400 years in Egypt)Moses & Exodus GenerationMosaic Covenant @ Sinai (Righteous and Just)Joshua Generation (Deuteronomy) Numbers 10-14: Departure from Sinai  Intended to go to the Promised Land (Canaan)  600,000 people  “A thousand” = a big company Complaints & Rebellions (against Moses & Aaron & God)  Complains about the food God gave them, they’re tired of Manna and want meat  They just want to go back to Egypt and keep thinking of all the meat and garden food in Egypt Plagues  God responds to the people’s anger with plagues of meat Aaron & Miriam’s jealous criticism of Moses & the LORD’s response  Angry with Moses about having a new wife  Miriam is the only one punished with leprosy 12 Spies sent into Canaan. What do they report? How do the people respond?  All but 2 (Caleb and Joshua) of the spies are freaked out and doubting their ability to take the land  The people want to stone Caleb and Joshua to death The LORD’s anger & condemnation for the people to wander the wilderness for 40 years  God is angry that everyone listens to the cowardly spies  All of the people who complained (21 and older) will die in the wilderness (desert) (Caleb & Joshua excepted) Deuteronomy 5-6; 12; 20-21; 34  Deuteronomy means “second law” Location: Plains of Moab See notes in NOAB for ch. 5. What is distinct in this version of the revelation at Mt. Sinai?  Moses refers to Mt. Sinai as Horeb as he did in the Burning Bush  Contains the 10 Commandments again o “Observe the Sabbath Day and keep it holy” because God delivered the people from Egypt  Order of Coveting things is reversed as compared to Exodus 6:4-9= Shema (‘Hear!’) What does the word ‘love’ mean in this context?  Prayer/Creed  Love: obedience, steadfast, loyal, a behavioral love (not feeling) Ch. 12: Centralization of worship  God commands the people to purge and purify the land of Canaan for them to live God focused lives  There’s only one legit place of worship, the temple in Jerusalem (even though Jerusalem isn’t named yet) Teachings on ‘blood’  You can eat from your herds and animals, just drain the blood  However, if you are going to sacrifice the animal then it has to happen at the temple Ch. 20: Rules for waging ‘holy war’  Preparing to engage into the Promised Land  YHWH is the Divine Warrior  Priest prays over the troops before they enter  It’s not about numbers or strategy, it’s all about trust and obedience  “The ban” (herem) Ch. 21: atonement for unsolved murder; treatment of female captives of war; misc. civil and family laws Ch. 34: the death of Moses—note key elements of this narrative and the multiple traditions contained in the account of where Moses dies; what uncertainties do you notice?  Moses is 120  Farewell speeches of Moses on the edge of the Promised Land at the plains of Moab (east of Jordan)  Moses goes up on a mountain that is unknown and sees the Promised Land, but can’t enter so he dies  


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