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Lecture 2

HUMA 1850 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Book Of Deuteronomy, Book Of Leviticus

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HUMA 1850
Loredana Kun

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Bible tutorial/Lecture January 8
Exodus 24:
-major focus is about Moses, gathers everyone to the mountain. G actually talking to the
people, follow the commandments or you will be punished.
-does not want you to have other idols
Structure: timeline, so they had to be prepared for the meeting with god
Theophany means “To see” the god. How relationship is shown, people are seeing and
talking to god.
Repetition: they saw the G, repeat that he was visible.
Exodus: happened before Christ
16 th – 15th (higher number first because count up before 0) century BC or BCE
(before common era)
Analyze text by
-look at date of when it happened
-traditionally- what is transmitted orally.
- archaeological evidence of Israel, found statue.
-ask, what does that mean, exile.
-easier when can include references
Genesis 1-4 next class and chapter 3
what and how did the creation occur
2 methods of analyzing in text page 27
1) intrinsic- focuses on boundaries
2) extrinsic – outside the text
Symbols, metaphors, imagination- method of explaining but not always real.
Genesis: means from the beginning, how the world was created. Created the world in 6
Exegesis: means interpretation, cannot be wrong because does not involve facts.
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1. studying the bible
-biblia- means books
-collection of different people’s stories, proverbs.
-originally used scrolls but begin to degrade.
-Christian bible ends in prophetic books
-Jewish bible- prophrets very important
Jewish bible
1st 5 books are Law
1. Genesis- how the creation happened, who created god. Two different authors say how
creation happened differently. In one story adam and eve created at same time and the
other adam was created first.
2. Exodus
3. Leviticus
4. Numbers
5. Deuteronomy
2nd group of books= Prophets
A. Former prophets
first night are narrative framework, creation to exile.
B. Latter prophets
Reading perspectives to apply to biblical text
1. Literary perspective
-looking for style, repetition, and cross-text
2. Linguistic perspective
-to explain the meaning of names and terms
3. A perspective from comparative literary
-using parallel ancient middle eastern documentary and use different texts that
talk about similar or the same issues.
4. Archaeological perspective
-using arifacts that illuminate cultural and textual features
-BCE from descending to 0 and then ascends after 0
5. historical perspective
-placing biblical events within their broader
Exodus 24: if you disobey G, you will be punished. They make a covenant between them.
They say god is visible and is a jealous god
2. Exegesis- the critical explanation or interpretation of text. Especially of scripture such
as bible-the task of biblical exegesis
-an exegesis of Marx
-origin comes from 17th century
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