Daily Archives: February 20, 2011

Exodus in America

The study of the use, influence and impact of the Bible is called reception history.  It is a great way of relating the Bible to politics, art, culture, society and many other areas. The book of Exodus has been extremely … Continue reading

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The scared God through Exodus

Throughout the first two books of the old testament God shows his control over the human, animals and world he has created. Yet throughout the first book of Genesis he doesn’t express himself much as a character even though he … Continue reading

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Holy Moses!

Throughout the book of Exodus the narrative of Moses is explained from the beginning to end. From his birth as a Hebrew, to his rise as an Egyptian leader, followed by his calling to save the Israelites from their captivity, … Continue reading

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Sleeping to Dream

In class when we were talking about the book of Genesis, we discussed some of the reasoning and importance of Joseph’s dreams. There are three instances in Genesis where dreams determined a pivotal moment in the story about Joseph. Starting … Continue reading

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Slavery & The Old Testament Prospectus

From the numerous references in the text of the Old Testament, it is clear that the Israelites were accounted as both slaves under the oppression of the Egyptians and masters of their own slaves after their Exodus. Freed from bondage … Continue reading

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Prospectus: David and Jonathan… Close and Not Gay?

1 Samuel 18-20 recounts the story and the relationship of David and Jonathan which has received much criticism over the relations dating back to early Christianity period. Yaron Peleg who works with the Classical and Semitics Department for George Washington University … Continue reading

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Prospectus: Moses the Chosen One

As we all have read and should have figured out by now (if you didn’t already know), Moses is a central character in the Old Testament, and a main character in the Torah/ early books of the Bible.  He is … Continue reading

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Prospectus: The Universal Theme of Holiness and its Modern Significance

This post will refer to some of the things discussed in my blog post from last week about Holiness/Cleanliness in Leviticus (https://hebrewbible.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/allegory-makes-rules-more-interesting/). The focus of my essay will concern the idea of Holiness presented in Leviticus. I hope to expand … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Why are names such a universal concept? In every culture, names play a role, whether it be the sign of a special family member or the significance of a marriage between two people in love or in some cultures the … Continue reading

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Topic Prospectus: Judges, Revolutions, and broken promises.

            The book of Judges is a book of unfulfilled potential and broken promises. In this book, God chooses leaders from among the commoners in Israel to lead the people out of various harsh circumstances, particularly foreign oppression. However, each … Continue reading

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