OLD TESTAMENT 3
REQUIRED RESOURCE: Merrill, Eugene. H., Michael Grisanti, and Mark Rooker.The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2011. ISBN: 9780805440317.
You must answer all questions. All your answers must come from the REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Merrill, Eugene. H., Michael Grisanti, and Mark Rooker.The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2011. ISBN: 9780805440317.
Restate the questions to which you are responding at the beginning of each answers. Your answers must be direct to the point and very short. State the page from the required textbook each answer is coming from. Answers are not to be taken from other published sources or copied/pasted from electronic and on-line sources. Students failing to comply with this policy will receive a failing grade for the course.
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 10
1. What is the impact of source, form, and tradition history criticism on the understanding of Genesis?
2. Whom does this volume present as the author of Genesis?
3. What expression serves as a structural key to understand the layout of the book of Genesis?
4. How do evangelicals who believe in divine inspiration of the Bible explain their view of Genesis 1-3 as myth?
5. How do evangelicals who reject the idea that Genesis 1-2 are myth support their view? What similarities and differences exist between the biblical and ANE accounts of creation?
6. How should we explain the key terms in the creation/evolution debate: young earth, old earth, intelligent design?
7. What are the fundamental ideas of theistic evolution?
8. What are the fundamental ideas of old-earth creationism?
9. What are the some of the subvarieties of old-earth creationism?
10. What are the fundamental ideas of young-earth creationism?
11. What are three key ideas one must consider in evaluating the different options in the creation-evolution debate?
12. What are the key theological ideas in Genesis?
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 11
1. What are “sources” commonly cited by critics as an important part of the process of the composition of the book of Exodus?
2. What are the six primary views on the date of Israel’s exodus from Egypt. Which ones are held by evangelicals?
3. How do late-date Exodus proponents explain the chronological information found in 1 Kgs 6:1?
4. Is there evidence that suggests that the chronological datum in 1 Kgs 6:1 should be understood at face value?
5. What was the Mosaic conquest policy that was to guide Israel in their conquest of Canaan?
6. Summarize the primary debate surrounding Jephthah’s chronological statement and the two evangelical interpretations offered?
7. What is the key issue both sides must deal with concerning the broad chronology of the Judges period?
8. What are the key issues related to the destruction of Jericho?
9. What are the key issues related to the destruction of Hazor?
10. Why does the statement about storage cities in Egypt play such a large role in the debate on the date of the Exodus?
11. Did each of the plaques against Egypt address the domain of a particular Egyptian god?
12. What is “the Book of the Covenant,” and how does it relate to the Decalogue?
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 12
1. Which of the sources cited by critics receives the most attention in critical explanations of the composition of the book of Leviticus?
2. What evidence is there for a second-millennium setting for the writing of Leviticus?
3. What is the underlying rationale for the book (and theology) of Leviticus?
4. What are the three key dimensions of the Mosaic law?
5. What is holiness and ritual purity, and how do these two important concepts relate to each other?
6. What is the concept of “sacred space”?
7. What are the two broad categories of OT sacrifices and what was the primary function for the sacrifices in these two categories (generally speaking)?
8. Which three sacrifices fell under the first category of OT sacrifices?
9. What were the three pilgrimage festivals that all Israelite men were required to attend?
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 13
1. How does the discovery of the Ketef Hinnom scrolls relate to the canonicity and composition of the book of Numbers? What does this discovery not prove?
2. What is the agenda of the “jealousy ordeal”? How is it distinct from ANE “ordeals”?
3. What Israelite tribes occupied the region of the Transjordan?
4. What did Balak hope Balaam would do, and what did Balaam end up doing?
5. What are the four primary views of large numbers in the OT, and what is the “big idea”of each view?
6. Which of the views on large numbers clearly rejects the historicity of biblical texts?
7. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the “semantic” view on large numbers?
8. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the “intentional exaggeration” view on large numbers?
9. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the “face value” view on large numbers?
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