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the person who physically wrote what you are reading

modern def. of authorship

2

person who is attributed with the information expressed

biblical times def. of authorship

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How did Jesus refer to the Pentateuch?

Book of Moses

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why is Moses the author of the Pentateuch?

he is the central figure- God himself speaks to Moses, an example being the 10 Commandments

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What are the sources of the Pentateuch?

yahwist
Elohist
Deuteronomist
Priestly

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Which sources refer to God as YHWH?

Yahwist and Deuteronomist

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Which sources refer to God as Elohim?

Elohist and Priestly

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a common Semitic word for God used in the Bible

Elohim

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Describe Yahwist

J
anthropomorphic in nature
Mt. Sinai
vivid, earthly style of writing

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Describe Elohim

E
later source
retells story of Abraham ( is central figure )
emphasis on prophecies

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Describe Deuteronomist

D
composed by priest in 650BC
emphasis on moral and law
cycle of fidelity and punishment
speeches of Moses ("Listen, Israel")

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Describe Priestly

P
contains census lists, genealogies, numbers, dates, proper ways to worship, clean and unclean animals
latest to be written

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a literary device in which human emotional qualities and physical traits are attributed to God

anthropomorphic

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The Babylonian creation myth

Enuma Elish

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What does Genesis reveal that proves Enuma Elish wrong?

Genesis reveals humans are created out of God's goodness, not as a byproduct of war

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Which sources are the two creation stories from?

1- Priestly
2- Yahwist

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Describe the 1st creation story

chaos is the formless wasteland but God is present
instead of wallowing in the darkness, God creates light to separate it form the darkness
we need relationship with one another- points to Trinity

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Describe the 2nd creation story

God touched and breathed for us, spoke for everything else
intimate relationship with God and man
portrays God as a potter who molds Adam's body like a sculpture, then breathes life into him
tells creation of Eve from Adam's rib
Adam and Eve felt no shame until after sin

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What do both creation stories teach?

God's creation is good
sin and suffering can blind us to that
God restores our vision through the Sacraments

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Why include two creation stories in the Bible?

show different aspects of the event
foreshadow the Divine Revelation: Jesus
opening of John teaches about Incarnation and echoes Genesis