A Few Questions about the Midterm study guide.

So I was looking over the midterm study guide this weekend and I came across a couple things that I am unsure about. I tried to look them up but I came up with nothing, so if anyone could help and put in some advice, it would be greatly appreciated! These are some of the terms on the list that I’m not sure about: obstacle story (is that just general or a specific one you think?), covenant collection, ha-adam, etiological tale, and Eric Auerbach. As for the essays, those I understood for the most part, except for the second part of the second essay. I’m not sure I understand what it means when it states about using two additional passages to demonstrate the complex relationship between God and Moses. Again any help would be so helpful! Thanks!


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2 Responses to A Few Questions about the Midterm study guide.

  1. Da'Keisha Jett says:

    Hey there,

    I looked online and found one writer said the form in which Moses revealed the Abram cycle of stories an “obstacle story.” In searching ha-adam I found this “The woman” is given the name Eve in the closing verses of Genesis 3, “because she was the mother of all living”; Adam receives his name when the initial definite article is dropped, changing “ha-Adam”, “the man”, to “Adam.”

    A pourquoi story, also known as an origin story or an “etiological tale”, is a fictional narrative that explains why something is the way it is, for example why a snake has no legs, or why a tiger has stripes. Many legends and folk tales are pourquoi stories.

  2. I have some ideas on this one. The essays are questions that can best be answered by pointing to specific examples in the text. Take the question about Moses and God, for instance. Can you supplement your answer with an interpretation of any other scenes from the Torah in which God interacts mysteriously with Moses? We’ve talked about such moments frequently in class. Essays will receive the most credit when they supplement general claims with specific examples from the primary and secondary texts we’ve read.

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