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Prezis for Test 3

Minor Prophets Job Psalms Proverbs Ezra-Nehemiah 1 & 2 Chronicles Deuterocanonicals (1) Deuterocanonicals (2) 1 & 2 Maccabees

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Apocrypha or Deuterocanon?

In class, we are going to begin discussing the books referred to as “apocryphal” or “deuterocanonical.”  “Apocrypha” is a slightly more negative term used by Protestants who do not consider these texts canonical.  “Deuterocanonical” is the term preferred by Catholics … Continue reading

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Entering the mind of an ancient interpreter

Two of the most difficult texts for some modern thinkers to reconcile in the entire Old Testament are: 2 Samuel 24:1 – “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, … Continue reading

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Controversial verse

Ecclesiastes 7 contains two of the more controversial verses in the Old Testament.  It’s verse 16: 15 In my vain life I have seen everything; there are righteous people who perish in their righteousness, and there are wicked people who … Continue reading

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Psalm types

In class on Monday, we will discuss Psalm types.  Choose a psalm and state which type of Psalm you believe it is and why as per our discussion in class.

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Prezis for test 2

Here are links to all of the Prezis since the last test: Exodus Leviticus Numbers Joshua Judges Samuel and Kings Prophets Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel

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Comparing MT Jeremiah and LXX Jeremiah

In class, we discussed that the Septuagint (=LXX) version of Jeremiah is shorter than the Masoretic text (=MT).  Read below the text of Jeremiah 10:1-11 as it appears in the LXX versus how it appears in the MT.  Do the … Continue reading

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