STUDY GUIDE FOR BIBLE 123 OLD TESTAMENT (Dr. Wheeler

advertisement

STUDY GUIDE FOR BIBLE 123 OLD TESTAMENT (Dr. Wheeler)

Test #1 I. Terms to be familiar with Canon Covenant Torah Mesopotamia Patriarch Fertile Crescent Enuma Elish, Marduk, Tiamat Gilgamesh Epic, Ea, Utnapishtim Redaction Criticism Syncretism Pentateuch Anthropomorphism Ziggurat Elohim El Mizpah Bethel Form Criticism Goshen Hebrew/Aramaic Haran Septuagint/LXX Hyksos Ur JEDP

Sitz im Leben

Tradition Criticism • • • • • II. Concepts and Ideas • Babylonian Creation story Hebrew world view (3-storied universe) Divisions of the OT: Torah (Law), Prophets, and Writings • • Meaning of idea that we are created in the Image of God The religious message of the following OT stories: Creation, Rebellion in the garden of Eden, The Flood, Abraham offering Isaac as a sacrifice, Jacob wrestling with angel(God) at Bethel (renewal of covenant) Joseph being sold (Providence of God)

3 Main Themes of the Old Testament

1. God is the source of the world & mankind; 2. God makes himself known to mankind; 3. God seeks the kind of relationship with mankind that will enable mankind to be what he was created to be.

Themes of the Pentateuch

1. Sovereignty of God 2. God in History 3. Struggle with sin, evil 4. Salvation 5. Holiness The covenant between Abraham and God: promises: 1. Make a great name/nation 2. Divine protection and care 3. Homeland

Religious Ideas of Gen 1-3

1. People are free to choose their own way of life 2. People exercise this freedom by rebellion 3. The result is separation from God condition: obedience ceremonial ratification of the covenant, ceremony of the split animals and the smoking fire pot Authorship of Pentateuch - different ideas: Moses, oral tradition, JEDP theories

Basic Theme – Sin leads to a broken relationship with God which in turn leads to broken

relationships among people III. Important People Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Lot, Isaac, Rebekah, Eliezer, Jacob, Esau, Laban, Ishmael, Hagar, Rachel, Joseph, Potiphar Cycle of sin/rebellion of Genesis 1-11 1. The seriousness of sin; 2. God’s judgment on sin; 3. God’s grace Be able to apply these to the main stories in Genesis 1-11: Adam and Eve Cain and Abel the flood and Noah the tower of Babel

Download