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Bib Theo Mid-Term
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God's self disclosure of what he is like and what he wants for human beings
To draw human beings into a loving relationship with himself that will lead to their happiness and flourishing (Salvation)
When did the second Vatican Council Meet?
1962 and 1965
that Scripture alone was the only way human beings could know about God and what he wanted for human beings
God's Last Revelation
God's last best revelation comes in the life, death, and the resurrection of his Son, Jesus of Nazareth.
Two Sources of Revelation
Scripture and Tradition
he stands over creation and human history; he is not limited by creation or human beings, but can manipulate them for his own saving purposes.
Human's Special Dignity
made in the image of God- so have a special value and inviolable right to be treated with justice and compassion
First five books of the Old Testament
To accept ones creaturely status
Disobedience to the command of God motivated by pride and a lack of humility
The rejection of ones creaturely status and the obligations to God.
What results from sin?
Expulsion from the garden;
Conflict with other human beings
A life of labor and suffering
A destructive breakdown in relations with God
Ideas in Revelation 12-50
Gods Promise (Abraham):
The need for faith
Delimited connections of writing that are used for teachings, preaching, and solving church problems
Correct in its teaching
Should you continue the Historical Critical Method?
Yes. Have to learn the background of the text to understand the Bible.
Different biblical books use different literary forms
Bishops are the preservers of tradition; have the right over the authority of tradition
God has a plan to lead everyone to salvation
Reasons why Establishing Monarchy Is a Bad Idea
1) The idea comes from the people of Israel, not God
2) The Israelites want to be like "nations", NOT the special chosen people; they reject their unique status of God's special possession
3) The Israelites reject God as their leader and king. Kings being able to marry foreigners, allows worship of foreign gods which tempts Israelites
4) Kings become oppressive of their subjects
5) Monarchy can be a threat to both parts of the covenant, concerning the worship of God and proper treatment of human beings
When did Joshua happen?
Deuteronomisitic History (Deuteronomy)
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings; Obey the covenant keep the land
When did the first monarchy establish in Israel?
Relationship with each other
Baal, animal sacrifice and prayer, construction of sacred poles. Rituals of sex with temple prostitutes
God is not limited nor defined by anything in his creation, he is independent and totally free. He stands over nature and human beings and can manipulate them to serve his purposes.
"Anointed One" - King (Greek)
Means the Israelite people derived from Apiru/Habiru. They hadno citizenship in any of the empires in the region
God is in an among his people, in their body, world, and mind
What does God want for his humanly creatures?
To be treated with justice and compassion because they were made in the image of God.
Split of Power
Monarchy- Political and military power
Prophets- Religious Power
Monarchy tends not to follow the religious power
Characteristics of God
God shows his greatest transcendence in hid imminent act for his people, especially vulnerable ones
When did Exodus happen?
How is God Paradoxical?
He incorporates opposites. God is watching over everyone, while running the world.
A binding relationship based on commitment that carries promises and obligations and that has the quality of permanence and exclusivity
3 Categories of Exploited People
Relationship with God
Focus on your relationship with God
Where was the covenant established?
Components of the 12 Tribe Confederacy
Common Laws (Covenant)
Cooperation in military affairs
If you obey the covenant, you withhold the land
Specially gifted" leadership
The sacrifice of a conquered people and their property to the god who made victory possible
Canaan/ Palestine; East coast of the Mediterranean
Canaan king of the Gods; giver of rain and harvest
Baal's queen, Goddess of fertility.
Emerge from individual tribes in times of struggle to help Israel fight off enemies
First 3 Commandments
Concerned with the proper worship and honor of God.
1) Do not worship strange Gods before me
2) Do not take the Lords name in vain
3) Remember to keep the Sabbath day
Last 7 Commandments
Concerned with the proper treatment of human beings.
4) Honor your mother and father
5) You shall not kill
6) You shall not commit adultery
7) You shall not steal
8) You shall not tell lies about your neighbor
9) You shall not desire your neighbor's wfe
10) You shall not desire your neighbor's goods
What happens when a King disobeys God?
They lose the spirit of the Lord and head on a downward spiral
"Anointed One"- King (Hebrew)
Saul and David Defeat Philistines
Reminds us of the call to Moses. The Israelites were oppressed by Pharoah until Moses.
Reign of David
What does David bring to Jerusalem?
Ark of the Covenant
Tent of Meaning
that in times of political difficulty, God will remember his covenant with David and send a king from his line who will restore justice to the kingdom of Israel and with it renew security and prosperity in Israel
God promises David that he will establish a dynasty that will rule in Israel forever; God will make David's descendants his "sons" and act as a father to them
to worship more than one God at the same time.
When did Kings take place?
961 - 850 BC
When does Israel split?
What did Solomon do during his reign?
Create Big Government
Builds the first temple in Jerusalem
Establish trading and commercial treaties
Liked having sex with a lot of women, especially foreign women. He allowed them to practice their religions within Israel, which tempted Israelites to stray away from their God
Prophet to Ahab- 850 BC
Three part story structure:
Elijah and the widow and versus the prophets of Baal
Elijah talks to God on Mt. Sinai
Naboth's Vineyard - Social Injustice
The point of the Elijah cycle is that you must observe both the vertical and horizontal parts of the covenant
When was Isaiah called as a prophet?
Political History During Isaiah
Both kingdoms were flourishing with wealth but started to have problems with social injustice and inequality.
Oppression of Orphans, widows and bribery
Abuse and exploitation of the poor
Land grabbing by the rich
Luxury, Consumerism, and Materialism
Alcohol Abuse and Partying
The cause of these offenses were pride, arrogance, and lack of humilty
God thought the rituals they still did were hypocritical and an insult
You have to follow all parts of the covenant if you want salvation.
When does Assyria destroy Israel (Northern Kingdom)?
When Did Judah (Southern Kingdom) Fall?
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