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Sacred Scripture Essay

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Sacred Scripture
Last Friday afternoon, we had class
Some students had other priorities.
Therefore, if you missed class on Friday, you have a make-up assignment.
You must write me a 1-2 page paper for Wednesday.
Question: Who wrote the Bible? You must discuss 1) the traditional evidence for Moses; 2) the Documentary hypothesis.
This is ONLY for those who MISSED Friday.
The names of God.
Lord: Adonai (Hebrew)
LORD: Yahweh or Jehovah or I am who I am.
God: Elohim (Hebrew).
God Almighty: El Shaddai.
Most ancient Jews thought that Moses wrote the Torah/Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy).
Moses is traditionally thought to ...view middle of the document...

Mr G’s Lightning-quick history of the universe!!!!!!!!
12 billion years ago (+/- 2 billion) the universe begins!
150,000 years ago (+/- 25,000 years) Genetic Eve!
The first humans are hunter-gatherers with a life expectancy of about 25 years (!)

10,000 BC the beginnings of the agricultural revolution
Life expectancy increases to approximately 45 (!)
3000 BC: the art of writing
2000-1600 BC: Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
1600-1200 BC the Jews are slaves in Egypt.
1200s BC Ramses II and Moses.
The name of Moses’ mother: Jochebed…it is a Yahwistic name based on the name of Yahweh.
Isra-el is an Elohistic name based on the world Elohim (which means God).
Exodus 3.1 5: God reveals his name to Moses as Yahweh.
Jesus reveals the Trinitarian name: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
God’s plan with visions and dreams
1. The person has a vision/dream.
2. The person tries to build the dream using human methods.
3. Human methods kill the dream. Moses/murder. Abram/concubine:Hagar. God kills the dream: Joseph/slavery.
4. God demonstrates his power by raising our dreams from the dead. Jesus Christ: death, burial, resurrection.
5. -------------------------------------------------
Moses’ failures allow God to show his power. Yahweh shows the power of monotheism by cursing the gods of Egypt . (Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law.)
LORD: Yahweh, Jehova, I am who I am.
Lord: Adonai or Lord.
Abraham, Isaac & Jacob: El Shaddai, Elohim, El.
Jacob: Isra-el means wrestles with God.
Isra-el is an Elohistic name.
Jochabed: Yahwistic name, it comes from Yahweh.
God at the burning bush: I am who I am, Yahweh.
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob: 2000-1600 BC.
Moses: 1200 BC. Ramses II.
Historical reading/interpretation: literal.
Spiritual reading: sacraments, Christology.
The burning bush symbolizes: the Virgin Mary.
Moses then confronts Pharoah.
Aaron becomes high priest of Israel.

Jesus: the New Moses.
Peter: the New Aaron: the pope.
Jethro: Exodus 18.
Parting of the Red Sea: symbolizes baptism.
Manna: symbolizes the Eucharist.
Read Psalms 2, 19, 23, 51, 110, 139
Moses: c.1200 leads Israel out of Egypt
Joshua: c.1100 leads Israel into the land of Canaan.
David: 1010-970 BC—second king of Israel, brings ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, his new capital.
Solomon: 970-930 BC—third king, builds temple, places ark of the covenant inside the temple.

Psalm 2: anointedMessiah
Psalm 19: the ten commandments
Psalm 23: the Christological reading
Psalm 51: Penance (!)
Homework for next week is the

Gospel of Mark
1.1 The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Christ means anointed; anointed with oil.
* Prophet
* Priest, especially the high priest
* The king
Messiah=moschiach (Hebrew)=Christos(Greek)
The messiah is destined to...

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