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Other gods exist and one may worship them but acknowledge Yahweh as the greatest of those gods and worship him the most
If a borrower could not pay the loan back to the loaner, the borrower becomes a slave to the loaner for 6 years and is freed by the 7th.
sacrificial animal is a sub for an offender; blood was sprinkled, fat burned, and rest of carcass was discarded or burned outside sanctuary (Lev 4)
purpose: to remove offender's guilt
Numbers 6; A solemn promise before God to perform some act or make a gift or sacrifice; a solemn engagement to devote oneself to religious life
divine; existence outside created world; superior to mortals. (God's nature and power is independent of physical universe)
method use to communicate with the spirits/dead; give offering to the spirits and they would tell them info
The time when the faithful people who have died will come back to eternal life; spirit reinserted in body; Ezekial 37
loyalty to Yahweh; the ability to know with the heart and see things with the eyes of faith, to see ourselves as God wants us to be and to act as God wants us to act
realize that Yahweh is at the center of everything but rejects it and doesn't live by it; disloyalty
J - Yahwist (Jahwist), E - Elohist, P - Priestly, D - Deuteronomist; Biblical theory to explain repetition in the Torah
a type of writing; heavenly visions + interpreter; day of the Lord is immanent; provides hope for the oppresseda
Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Torah in both its oral and written form; believed in resurrection
literary detective work that helps discover where the biblical authors got their material
Son of Man
Daniel 7; heavenly being given the powers of God to complete His task on the Day of the Lord
Son of God
royal title= anointed/messiah; 2 Samuel 7; Jesus becomes this after resurrected from the dead
the fallen angel or spirit of evil who is the enemy of God and a continuing instigator of temptation and sin in the world
The presence of God active in human life. The Hebrew Bible describes it as the force that created the universe. In post-New Testament times, the it was declared to be the third person in the Trinity.
a story that describes a person's initial awareness that God wanted him or her to do something specific. The calls of the prophet have five common elements: there is something mysterious and holy about the encounter, God acts first, the prophet resists, God reassures, and God sends the prophet on his or her mission
one of the twelve charismatic military leaders of the israelites during the period between the conquest of Canaan and the establishment of the monarchy who was animated by the spirit of God
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