Flashcards in Chapter 4: Authorship, Genesis, and Pentateuch Deck (20):
the person who physically wrote what you are reading
modern def. of authorship
person who is attributed with the information expressed
biblical times def. of authorship
How did Jesus refer to the Pentateuch?
Book of Moses
why is Moses the author of the Pentateuch?
he is the central figure- God himself speaks to Moses, an example being the 10 Commandments
What are the sources of the Pentateuch?
Which sources refer to God as YHWH?
Yahwist and Deuteronomist
Which sources refer to God as Elohim?
Elohist and Priestly
a common Semitic word for God used in the Bible
anthropomorphic in nature
vivid, earthly style of writing
retells story of Abraham ( is central figure )
emphasis on prophecies
composed by priest in 650BC
emphasis on moral and law
cycle of fidelity and punishment
speeches of Moses ("Listen, Israel")
contains census lists, genealogies, numbers, dates, proper ways to worship, clean and unclean animals
latest to be written
a literary device in which human emotional qualities and physical traits are attributed to God
The Babylonian creation myth
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
Which sources are the two creation stories from?
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
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
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