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MIDRASH

biblical interpretation

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Well known Rabbi / Jewish Philospher

Abraham Heschel

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Biblical prophecy is ________ and ________

multifaceted and complex reality

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Earliest manifestation of Biblical Prophecy are found in the ____________ _______ of _________ ____ in the Bible

mythopoeic accounts, eponymous texts

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mythopoeic means

of or relating to the making of myths

serving to create or engender myths

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Etymology of mythopoeic

from Greek 'mythopoios' = composer of fiction

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Myth has a variety of uses:

1. originally a story about the gods and usually taught a moral lesson
2. story of ultimate signifiace that reats the origin, purpose and end of creatures and creation

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Eponym

founding hero or personage in the history of mythology of a people

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Eponymous texts

texts about the founding members of a people, tribe or nation

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The Balaam cycle is where?

Numbers 22-24

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Balamm cycle is about

a foreign prophet asked to curse Israel

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"Religious Specialists" found in the bible where?

Jeremiah 27: 1-5

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Three types of LITERARY prophets

Writing, Classical and Canonical prophets

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Three types of NON LITERARY prophets

Non-Writing or Oral, Pre-Classical and Non-Canonical

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Neviim ha Rishonim =

Former Prophets

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From the Conquest of the Promised Lan to the Babylonian Exile dates

1200 - 550 BCE

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Fall of Israel date

722 BCE

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From the Fall of Israel to the End of teh Persian Period dates

750-350 BCE

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Neviim ha Acharomim =

latter prophets

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Major Prophets

Isiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel

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Minor Prophets also called the =

dodecapropheton

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Dodecapropheton =

minor prophets

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Name the Minor Prophets

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah, Malachi

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Number of MInor Prophets

12

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Neviim contains the ____ and ______ prophets

former and later

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The Former Prophets are in what books

Joshua, Judges, 1 Sam, 2 Sam, 1 Kings, 2 Kings

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SEPTUAGINT is the

Greek Transation of the Hebrew Old Testament

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Who Translated the Septuagint

72 Rabbis = equal representation from all tribes

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The official text used in synagogues from the Hellenistic Period forward was the

Septuagint

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When was the Temple and City destroyed



70 AD