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JUDAISM
Terms to Define:
BAR MITZVAH
GEMARAH
MINYAN
PENTATEUCH
SEDER
SEPTUAGINT
TEFILLIN
Themes to Study:
HEBREW BIBLE (pp. 82-83)
PENTATEUCH; TANAKH (ACRONYM: T N K)
1. TORAH
GENESIS; EXODUS; LEVITICUS; NUMBERS; DEUTERONOMY
2. PROPHETS (NEVI’IM)
3. WRITINGS (KETUVIM)
SACRED HISTORY (pp. 72-82)
CREATION STORIES
1. “COSMIC”: CREATION OF ORDER OUT OF CHAOS
2. ADAM AND EVE
GARDEN OF EDEN (TREE OF ?)
NOAH (COMMONALITY OF FLOOD MYTH IN MESOPOTAMIA)
THE WORLD OF THE PATRIARCHS AND MATRIARCHS
ABRAHAM
COVENANT (CIRCUMCISION)
REWARD/PUNISHMENT
ISAAC HEBREW LINEAGE
ISHMAEL ARABS
JACOB (“ISRAEL”) ISRAELITES
MOSES AND THE LAW (2 KEY EXPERIENCES)
1. BURNING BUSH
2. MT. SINAI
EXODUS
TEN COMMANDMENTS
ARK OF THE COVENANT
PROMISED LAND (CANAAN)
TEMPLE JUDAISM (pp. 83-88)
KINGDOM OF JUDAH
SAUL DAVID SOLOMON
DAVID: CAPITAL = JERUSALEM
SOLOMON: FIRST TEMPLE (~950 BCE)
-NORTHERN KINGDOM (ISRAEL)
CONQUERED BY ASSYRIANS (721 BCE)
SOUTHERN KINGDOM (JUDAH)
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