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Hebrew Scriptures week 3 notes

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Hebrew Scriptures week 3 notes Theo 315

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Grammatical criticism, covenant structure, Genesis 15-17
Intro to Hebrew Scriptures
Dr. Melcher
Class Notes
jewish studies, Hebrew Bible, bible, Understanding the Bible
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by stoutr on Saturday September 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Theo 315 at Xavier University taught by Dr. Melcher in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Intro to Hebrew Scriptures in Theology at Xavier University.

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Date Created: 09/24/16
Exegesis points  Grammatical criticism:​ analyzes a text through its language  Concerned with how words carry meaning and how those words are  arranged  Exegetical tools  1. Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias  2. Wordbooks and lexicons  3. Biblical concordances    Covenant structure  Covenant  ● Exodus 20 is an example of a covenant structure  ● “I am the Lord your God” is a sign of covenant  ● Covenant passages highlight stipulations and blessings and curses  ● Ratification ceremony = formal agreement, often animal sacrifice in the  Bible  Elements of covenant in Genesis 15  ● “I am the Lord…” identification  ● “...Who brought you out…” historical prologue  ● Animal sacrifice ratification  ● God promises to protect Abram and his kin    Genesis  ➔ In Genesis 16, Sarai blames God for her infertility and asks Abram to consort  with the female slave. This was acceptable because Sarai was doing her duty as  a wife by providing her husband with a child.  ➔ The angel appearing to Hagar is similar to the New Testament enunciation scene  ➔ Ch 15 believed to be J­source, 17 to be P­source (look at the repetition in ch 17)  ➔ (El Shaddai = God of the mountains)  ➔ Change of name is symbolic  ◆ The letter H in Hebrew is a shortened form of the name of God. God  blessing Sarai >> Sarai + God = Sarah  ➔ Note: the Bible did not originally have chapter breaks. It was one continuous  narrative  ➔ Note: there were no question marks in original Hebrew      (In Genesis 18, God intentionally misquotes Sarah to keep peace in the relationship  between her and Abram.) 


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