Explain the symbolism of the Potter and the Clay in Jeremiah 18
God is potter people are clay
What is the significance of Jeremiah's—1) burying his underwear in the ground? 2) buying a piece of land and burying the deed in the ground?
Burying underwear makes it dirty and rotten and symbolizes people because they are rotten because they were unfaithful Buying a piece of land and burying the deed in the ground is a message of hope
Explain Jeremiah 31:31ff and the New Covenant.
The New covenant will be written on people's hearts
Explain what God says and is going to do about the Shepherds in Ezekiel 34.
Sheppard are the elders (leaders); people are the sheep; God said he will replace the bad Sheppard and be the Sheppard himself
Ezekiel is called the Father of what?
Ezekiel is the father of Judaism
What do the dry bones signify in Ezekiel 37?
Is not about resurrection of the dead, but a message of hope for the people that they will be raised up after the exile
What does "myth" mean in reference to the first 11 chapters of Genesis?
Myth means a deeper spiritual truth than ordinary pros would
What is the "intent of the author" with respect to Genesis 1?
There is only one God, creation is good, creation comes about through the word and liturgical interests/Sabbath services
What question does the Book of Job attempt to answer?
Why the good (innocent) suffer
At least how many authors are there of Job?
What theology is Job refuting?
Two ways or Deuteronimist theology
What is the meaning of faith in Job?
Reality is a mystery
Explain Isaiah 40. What does the desert signify?
Book of constellations; Good news of announcing the return after end the exile and new exodusDesert signifies the time of the people in the desert when the people were faithful
Explain the 3 Isaiahs.
3 different authors Historical- Isaiah of Jerusalem (before exile) chapters 1-39 After exile- chapters 40-55 written by his disciples/followers After exile- chapters 56-66 written by his disciples/followers
Explain the 4th suffering servant poem in Is. 52:13-53:12.
About an unknown suffering person whose sufferings redeem others
Who were Ezra and Nehemiah?
The two people who led the people back to Jerusalem to rebuild after the exile, Ezra is a priest, and Nehemiah is governor; Ezra was also responsible for editing the Old Testament
What is the Book of Psalms?
The hymn book of the second temple
What does the fact that it is divided into 5 sections signify?
Remind them of the Torah (1st 5 books of the bible)
Wisdom in these passages represents? Prov. 8:22-36; Sirach 24:1-12; Wisdom 7-9
Personified wisdom (wisdom is shown as a person)
What does apocalyptic (encourage suffering people) mean?
Who in Genesis is Daniel like? Why?
Daniel is like Joseph because he interprets dreams
What new belief is emerging in Daniel and Maccabees?
The belief in the afterlife
Describe the Son of Man in Daniel 7:13-14.
Is given power and glory and he is brought to the throne of god (and seated at the right hand of the Lord)
What is the "abomination of desolation" and what Jewish festival celebrated its removal?
The statue of Zeus in the book of Maccabees; Hanukkah