RELG 202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Polytheism, Books Of Samuel, Amnon

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Published on 15 Apr 2013
School
McGill University
Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELG 202
Lecture 6 1/28/2013 7:09:00 AM
EXODUS
Clear unity but its expanding (between Judaism and Cannonites)
What constitutes the unifying elements of this family
Same god
Same Covenants
Same journey
Historically they’re diff units of history though
Very nomadic group of people
Growing entity consisting of elements from other ethinicities
3 theories explaining the overlap between two religions
It’s a military conquest! Clear mission and clear goal (realistically would
have been slower this is ideal)
Immigration model there are people at some point that have the name
Israel and slowly infiltrated cannonite religion… like prefix El carried to
both religions
People could have immigrated to an area and just picked up parts
of traditions
Gradual infiltration of religious concepts and traditions
Social revolution model
The take over of social religions… these people gradually infiltrated
the land of Cannon.. they were living in Cannonite and because of
their dominant religious practices would have pushed away and
transformed the actual local religious practices
Where did moses come from… how does he promote monotheism as the
king of Egypt at the same time announces the official religion
Also Monotheism ended up being more convincing than polytheism
13th and 12th C we have evidence of cities being destroyed and new
settlements to follow so something in the form of a conquest must have
taken place
the theological idea creates the final edition of these traditions which also
obviously creates unity
Evidence once we’re in the land of Israel
J, E P main evidence in Exodus
Pg 25 in coursepack shows some
Chap 12, the exodus its self … victory at the red sea .. then jump to proof
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Clear unity but its expanding (between judaism and cannonites) What constitutes the unifying elements of this family. Historically they"re diff units of history though. Growing entity consisting of elements from other ethinicities. 3 theories explaining the overlap between two religions. Clear mission and clear goal (realistically would have been slower this is ideal) Immigration model there are people at some point that have the name. Israel and slowly infiltrated cannonite religion like prefix el carried to both religions. People could have immigrated to an area and just picked up parts of traditions. Gradual infiltration of religious concepts and traditions. The take over of social religions these people gradually infiltrated the land of cannon they were living in cannonite and because of their dominant religious practices would have pushed away and transformed the actual local religious practices. Where did moses come from how does he promote monotheism as the king of egypt at the same time announces the official religion.

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