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Judaism-all lecture notes plus supplementary notes from the textbook for the quiz (got me a 4.0)

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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Perley

Judaism Being a Jew can be an ethnically identified or religiously identified Moses is a huge historical figure for Judaism Religion of covenants and contracts between the people and God Torah; divine commandment o Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers; Deuteronomy Three connotations are ambiguous Hebrew bible is probably the only the common factor between all different forms of Judaism Pentateuch is another name for the Torah Prophets (Neviim) and Writings (Ketuvim) Final and midterm, must know how the themes fit together There are two creation stories o 1. cosmic: creation of order out of chaos o 2. Adam and Eve (tree of knowledge of good and evil) Satan as the snake is only mentioned in the Islamic and Christian faith, otherwise it is just a snake for the Jewish Mortality is probably the greatest punishment for Eves temptation Death is the eternal damnation and in many faiths seen as the ultimate punishment Preserving both due to ambiguity Noah(commonality of flood myth in Mesopotamia) o One of the first patriarchs o God promised Noah, that this is the last catastrophic event he would ever incur to wipe out the human race due to sinning o Considered a covenant as marked by God with a rainbow Sacred History o Matriarchs and Patriarchs Abraham Had to first believe in one God, the notion that there is only one God is developed after Covenant (circumcision) the pact made with God Isaac Hebrew Lineage Ishmael Arabs Moses 2 key experiences o Burning Bush Contradiction to natural law I am sent you Orthodox Jews do not name God Passover- Death of first-born sons Plague o Mt. Sinai Set of tablets 10 commandments Exodus Judaism Part II January 19, 2010 History influenced the western religion Drama of people trying to correctly receiving the message of God, the theme of many of the biblical stories
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