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The Tower of Babel

-Explanation for linguistic diversity
-Gen 11:1-9
*Because we don't speak the same language, we cannot overstep boundaries
*Cursed humans because they moved and built a tower to Heaven

2

Central Themes of Patriarchs/ Ancestral History

-Land of your own
-Descendants
-Privileged status (distinctive relationship w/ deity)

3

Joseph Novella

-Own short story, redacted into Genesis
-Reuben or Judah heroes

4

Lawrence Wills

-Jews in the Court of the Foreign King- Ancient Jewish Court Legends
*All Jewish Heroes follow basic model of Joseph

5

Common Elements of Hero Typology

-Have God's presence (successful/ prosperous)
-Good looking
-Physical adversity or trial
-Divine gift

6

Merneptah Stele

-Merneptah stele- tablet 13th century, In land of Canaan, Israelites had taken it over

7

Legend of Sargon the Great

-ANE parallel of Moses and Exodus

8

Israelites compared to..

Military group Hysksos

9

Frank Moore Cross

-Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic
-Descriptions of Ba'al and El reflect descriptions of Yahweh
-Ba'al=Canaanite Marduk, hero, brings life, storm god, god of war
-El= father god, chief

10

Ten Commandments/Decalogue

-Apodictic law- Simple prohibitions
-Sabbath= day of rest, thing we guard and celebrate most

11

Covenant Code

-Casuistic law- If, then
-Connection to laws of Eshaunna and Hammurabi Code

12

Eye for an eye

Talio punishment- punishment proportional to crime

13

Rolf Rendtorft

-The problem of the process of transmission of the Pentateuch
-Rejects Wellhausen
-Penta= series of traditions, collections of stories gathered around themes
-Dominant in Europe

14

"Elohim Acherim"

-other foreign gods
-God is a jealous god, wants to protect us

15

Martin Noth

-Deuteronomistic History
-Deuteronomy+ Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, Kings, Samuel)= DH
-Common themes (love, foreign gods)
-Syntax (word order is particular)
-locutions (word choice is narrow)

16

Theophany

-A visible manifestation of God to humankind
-Ex: burning bush Moses

17

Holiness Code

-Leviticus 17-26
-Attonement, Scapegoats
-"Covenant Curses"
1. Experiences listed mirror experiences of exile--> deportation
2. Written at time of exile, not Mt. Sinai

18

Tebah

-Ark= used in creation story priestly and birth of Moses
-P source

19

Hyperbole

-Exaggeration
-Seen during the Exodus "entire, whole, all"

20

Recognition Formula

-Found in the Priestly Plague of Exodus
-"They shall know that I am God"

21

Mt. Sinai and Mt. Horeb

-Presentation of the 10 commandments
-Horeb= wilderness
-Exo 19 to Deut 34 location

22

Slaughter of Innocents

-Matthew
-Herod orders all male children to be slaughtered
-Comparable to how all male children are ordered to be killed by Pharoah
-Exo 1:15-22

23

Levi

-Father of all priests in Israel (Tribe of Levi)
-If Levi/Levites are mentioned, P source