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Genesis Notes

Uploaded by be_debenito on Sep 28, 1999

Genesis 1-11 Cosmological Stories Etiology- deep human question that a story answers Genesis 1: How many days did it take for God to make the earth? Seven 1. Light a. Night b. Day 2. Sky 3. Dry land Let water divide Vegetation 4. Stars Genesis 2: How were man/woman created? Man from dust, Woman from rib Why do people want to marry? They are to leave their parents to go with their spouse What is our purpose? To watch over the Garden and the world Adam- from Adamah- thing from dirt Ruach- God¡¦s breath, wind, spirit- makes Adam a living being Eve- mother of all living things; 1st woman Eden- delight, place for Adam and Eve Anthropomorphic- having human-like qualities Immanent- God very present Transcendant- outside, beyond, detached from creation Omniscience- All Knowing Autonomous- free to choose Sin- 1) disobedience 2) pointing the finger 3) blaming someone else 4) don¡¦t accept responsibility Genesis 4 "h Sons of Adam and Eve: "h Cain- farmer; rep of agrarian culture "h Abel- Shepherd; rep of nomadic culture "h Themes: "h Jealousy and murder "h Origins of violence "h Forsaking responsibility "h Mercy and capital punishment "h Gifts to God "h Cain- fat portions "h Abel- fruit of the earth "h God favors Abel "h Cain kills Abel out in the field "h God tries to get a confession by asking and not accusing "h Cain is the first murderer "h Capital punishment "h Penalty: "h Gets a mark for "h Protection "h Punishment "h Guilt "h Banished to land of Nod "h Land of wandering "h Form of guilt "h Settled existence Genesis 5 "h Geneology- family line "h Begins with Adam -> Noah Genesis 6:9 ¡V 9:17 Terms: "h Gilgamesh "h Babylonian myth of flood "h Gilgamesh becomes a god "h Same as Moses "h God of Babylonians can¡¦t sleep because of racket so he floods the earth "h 40 "h May be a symbol for a long time "h Constantly used in the bible "h Berith "h Covenant, promise "h God makes Beriths "h Put your life in Beriths "h Hebrew tradition "h Terrah "h Saving vessel "h "h Dove "h Peace "h New Command "h All can be food for people "h Don¡¦t eat animals for food "h Except they can have life blood "h You may not kill people "h Capital Punishment "h God will Provide Genesis 12-50 Patriarchal Stories "h Rooted in specific time/ place "h Main characters "h Are social unlikelies from the same family with which whom God makes a Berith "h All experience a theophany "h Manifestation of God "h Berith involves Land and Blessing extended to the future "h Foundation for J, C, I "h Judaism "h Christian "h Islam, Muslim "h Rich in drama and suspense "h Cliffhangers! "h Names reveal character of person, place "h Isaac means laughter "h Abraham means father "h Nomadic "h Everyone is on the move "h Ger "h Wanderer, sojourner, pilgrim "h First father "h Abraham Genesis 11:27-32 "h First patriarchal...

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Uploaded by:   be_debenito

Date:   09/28/1999

Category:   Miscellaneous

Length:   6 pages (1,333 words)

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