provides a solution to the chaos of a post Genesis 3 world. God extracts a man from Ur and makes him a promise. This promise entails the relationship between God and man and has three notable tangibles: land, posterity, blessing. Promise
Guarantee to make mighty nation Change of name (Abram to Abraham) "Father of many nations" Change of name Sarah Covenant is everlasting He will be Abe's God and the God of his descendants. Sign of circumcision
programmatic for the remainder for the narrative Joseph's brothers will exact retribution soon Joseph will be powerful The promise of Abraham will extend to the family of Jacob and beyond The threat to the covenant line: famine. The resolution: Joseph Isaac and Rachels son: Joseph ( their favorite son)
executes judgment on the gods of Egypt; the Passover
war on Pharaoh; parting of the Red sea
The erection of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant carries the tablets
The Death of Nadab and Abihu
Day of Atonement; sacrifice for the priests
Descriptions of the Feast of the Lord (The Sabbath, The Passover, Feast of First-fruits, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement)
obedience and disobedience
Nazarite Vow: No Barber, no bodies, no booze
Baalam's 1st and 2nd oracle; israel will be numerous, God will be with them, and God will help them conquer the land
The Greatest Commandment: Love the Lord thy God with all they heart, soul, and mind
Provision for Priests and Levites, New Prophet Like Moses; prophets must preach YHWH alone
Incentives to keep the Covenant; blessing for obediences, curses for disobedience
The death of Moses
Israel crosses the Jordan river
Battle of Jericho, the Israelites march around the city for 6 days and an the 7th day they march around 7 times and the wall come tumbling down
Renewing the covenant; choose who you will serve; joshes death
Debroah and Baraak write a song; Midean oppress Israel; Gideon destroyed Baal (men drinking from the stream, small army, trumpets and instruments); the sign of the fleece; 300 men army
Story of Samson
I Samuel 4-6
Philistines Capture the Ark; Eli dies; The Ark is returned to Israel
I Samuel 17
David and Goliath
II Samuel 22-23
Saul is chasing David, David saves the city Of Keliah
I Kings 8
The Ark is brought into the Temple and Solomon blesses it
I Kings 17-19
Elijah provides mom and son with unlimited food; Baal is consumed with fire and elijah's sacrifice is consumed with fire from heaven; Elijah hides in a cave from Jezebel
II Kings 9-10
the Fall of Omri's house; Jehu reigns in Israel
II Kings 17
Hoshea reigns in Israel; Exile because of Idolatry; Assyria restless Samaria
II Kings 25
Fall and Captivity of Judah
unfolds the basics of the covenant; demonstrates that Israel does not always eep the covenant, and it introduced where the Jews worship
His regal promise: the promise to the fathers provides the impetus for the liberation of the Israelites;
quasi-legal arrangement that more narrowly deines an existing relationship; land, kids, blessing to the nations.
Cult - Worship in Israel/ Worship in the Ancient Near East
Golden calves are placed in the shrines as replacements for the ark of the covenant.
helped to link the presence of YHWH with the ark and the law
the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.
God provides through the use of it; tangible fruit of the promise to Abraham, namely land.
the seventh day
the internal threat of Israel
sole of cultic shrine
What does the creation story communicate to the 2 MIL BC individual?
The God of Israel absolutely rules over all creation and has no opponent, whom he fears or de-thrones to establish his sovereignty . He simply expressed His sovereignty by divine fiat.
What principle does the Fall of man (genesis 3) express about humans?
The irresistible human desire for autonomy
What is the prior relationship between God and Israel that the covenant more narrowly define?
The promise to the fathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob)
Form where does a genuine threat to the covenant come?
The only genuine threat to covenant life is an internal threat, which expresses a lack of faith Go and a lack of fidelity to the covenant.
How does God reveal Himself through the Exodus?
Liberator, Promise-Keeper, Divine Warrior
What does the Tabernacle represent?
God dwelling n the midst of His people; the Royal Tent of the Great King; The War Tent of YHWH
What does the Bible mean when referring to God as holy?
Holy other than anything else; separate from all of His creation and incomparable among the "gods"
Why did God cause Israel to wander around in the desert for 40 years?
They refused to have faith in YHWY and take the promised land (Numbers 13-14)
What are significant themes in Deuteronomy for the coming few books (Joshua-Kings)?
Obedience=covenant life; disobedience=covenant death; provision for kingship (Deuteronomy 17)
What is the great battle in the first part of Joshua?
what seems to be the cycle of the book of Judges?
deliverer dies --> People rebel --> God judges peoples --> God raises up a deliverer --> The delivery delivers --> The delivery dies --> the people rebel
What brought about the Syro-Ephramite Conflict?
When Jotham, king of Judah, declines to assist Pekah, king of Israel, and Rezin, king of Damascus, in their alliance against the king of Assyria.
What are the events that led to the fall of the Northern Kingdom?
Hoshea is confirmed on the throne of Israel by Tigleth-Pileazar III (732 BC); He remained loyal until Egypt convinced him to rebel (723 BC); Shalmanser V responds in 722 BC and devastates Samaria; 772 BC, Hoshea is captured by Assyria and held hostage for 2 years during the siege of Samaria; Sargon II ascended to the throne and conquered and exiles Samaria (thus creating the "ten lost tribes of Israel")
Name some of the extensive religious reforms of Hezekiah
began to restore Israel's proper worship; Appointed elites to cleanse and reinstitute proper temple services; he sent agents throughout the land to tear down the high places and false worship centers that had been built by his predecessors
Describe the threefold destruction of the Southern Kingdom
In 605, Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptian/Assyrian alliance and thereby controlled the Palestinean region; 598 BC, Nebuchadnezzar moved into the Syria/ Palestine area determined to punch Jehoiachin, the rebellious and quite foolish king; he replaces him with Zedekiah; He plundered the temple in Jerusalem; He returned to plunder and destroy Jerusalem and appointed Gedeliah over the ruins of Judah, where he was soon assassinated