HUMA 1710 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Baal Berith, Asherah, Divine Council

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
York University
Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1710
Professor
L5:
November-14-10
4:36 PM
October 18, 2010
Test Questions:
1) Give five points describe the time period of the judges according to the lecture.
2) What are the differences in the two source accounts of accounts of Saul’s Kingship
according to the lecture?
“Settling” into Canaan, the promised land
When? Before Meineplah Stele (1210 BCE): “Israel is laid waste, his seed is
not.”
Super powers (Assyria, Egypt, Thihles) no longer major players in region;
(disruptors/migrations, destructors/ around 1250-1200 BCE
Book of Joshua (precedes judges): Successful battles? Exaggerated; little
archeological support; immigration model? Avoid city states; occupy unfertile
hills
From semi-nomadic to settled life
Moving into plains, fights against different local peoples such as philistines,
ammonites, midianites for land
Forming the Tribal Confederacy
12 tribes; tradition being formed orally
Joshua 24: assembly at scehem: famer Baal Berith (Lord of Covenant) site:
ritual of Covenant renewal
Exodus, conquest followed by recitation of covenant (no mention of
revelation of Sinai)
Celebration of the enthronement of Yahweh as King and Creator; March of
Divine Warrior
People and stone pillar as witnesses
Syncretism (fusion) Yaweh adopting traits and functions of EI
Canaaite god EI (God): father of all, creator of heaven and earth, is head of the
divine council, sits as judge in his tent with shepherd boy who plays lyre; has
wisdom, age and compassion, bull
Tent shrine: curtains embroidered with cherubian and cheruban throne, its
proportions according to pattern of cosmic shrine
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Before meineplah stele (1210 bce): israel is laid waste, his seed is not. Super powers (assyria, egypt, thihles) no longer major players in region; (disruptors/migrations, destructors/ around 1250-1200 bce. Moving into plains, fights against different local peoples such as philistines, ammonites, midianites for land. Joshua 24: assembly at scehem: famer baal berith (lord of covenant) site: ritual of covenant renewal. Exodus, conquest followed by recitation of covenant (no mention of revelation of sinai) Celebration of the enthronement of yahweh as king and creator; march of. Syncretism (fusion) yaweh adopting traits and functions of ei. Canaaite god ei (god): father of all, creator of heaven and earth, is head of the divine council, sits as judge in his tent with shepherd boy who plays lyre; has wisdom, age and compassion, bull. Tent shrine: curtains embroidered with cherubian and cheruban throne, its proportions according to pattern of cosmic shrine. Same ei emithets occur in biblical patriarchal narratives god of eternity .