Monthly Archives: September 2010

Prezi on Genesis

HERE is a link to the Prezi on Genesis which we will finish in today’s class. Advertisements

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Prezis 3 and 4

Prezis 3 and 4 can be found HERE and HERE.

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Betrothal type scenes

Read Genesis 24.1-58, Genesis 29.1-20, and Exodus 2.16-21.  What are the common elements of these type scenes?  What might you learn about these characters by comparing the stories with one another?

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Abel’s sacrifice

Why do you think that God accepts Abel’s sacrifice and rejects Cain’s in Genesis chapter 4? This is a question that has received numerous answers through the centuries.  Keep in mind that there are no commands concerning sacrifice yet in … Continue reading

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Myth, epic, or what?

We will be covering Genesis in class beginning Wednesday.  I’ve been using the word “myth” to some extent in class.  It’s a word I’m not uncomfortable with as Pope John Paul II used the language of myth (paragraph 3), though … Continue reading

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Pick a Psalm

For this discussion, we’ll take the exercise that we did in class and get a bit more practice.  Choose a Psalm, identify its parallels (along with what kind they are), and make a note of any other poetic devices like … Continue reading

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Type scenes

In class on Monday, we discussed how Biblical Hebrew narrative functions on the pattern of type scenes.  Can you think of any other kinds of type scenes that we find in modern culture?  How are those different kinds of type … Continue reading

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