Mcquaid jesuit religion 1 kilbridge
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 26

II. Genesis 1 - 11 PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 208 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

McQuaid Jesuit Religion 1 - Kilbridge. II. Genesis 1 - 11. A. Introduction. Main Events/Presentation Outline: Introduction Creation (Genesis 1) Adam & Eve (Genesis 2) Fall (Genesis 3) Cain &Abel (Genesis 4) Toledot /Generations (Genesis 5, 10) Noah (Genesis 6 – 9)

Download Presentation

II. Genesis 1 - 11

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Mcquaid jesuit religion 1 kilbridge

McQuaid Jesuit Religion 1 - Kilbridge

II. Genesis 1 - 11


A introduction

A. Introduction

  • Main Events/Presentation Outline:

    • Introduction

    • Creation (Genesis 1)

    • Adam & Eve (Genesis 2)

    • Fall (Genesis 3)

    • Cain &Abel (Genesis 4)

    • Toledot /Generations (Genesis 5, 10)

    • Noah (Genesis 6 – 9)

    • Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)

  • Division of Genesis: Primordial and Patriarchal

  • Etiological Myths


B genesis 1 1 st creation story

B. Genesis 1: 1st Creation story

In the Beginning,

Belu-SimionFainaru

the Museum of Art EinHarod

(Image source: http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Genesis; Information: http://www.museumeinharod.org.il/english/collections/judaica/passover.html)


B genesis 1 1 st creation story cont d

B. Genesis 1: 1st Creation story (cont’d)

  • Literary Structure

Source: New Jerome Biblical Commentary


B genesis 1 continued

B. Genesis 1 (continued)

2. Ancient Near East Cosmology

Firmament

The Egyptian goddess, Nut.

Babylonian Enuma Elish


B genesis 1 continued1

B. Genesis 1 (continued)

3. Structural Similarities between E.E. and Genesis I

  • EE

    • Chaos: darkness

    • Light emanates from gods

    • Firmament

    • Dry land

    • Luminaries

    • Humanity

    • Gods rest

  • Genesis I

    • Desolate waste

    • Light created

    • Firmament

    • Dry land

    • Luminaries

    • Humanity

    • God rests


B genesis 1 continued2

B. Genesis 1 (continued)

Q: What do the cosmological and structural similarities suggest?

A: Genesis 1, written many years after the Enuma Elish, was the product of its author’s era and influenced by that epic.

We call this Contextualism.


B genesis 1 continued3

B. Genesis 1 (continued)

4. Lessons of Genesis I (unique in ANE cosmogonies)

  • There is only One God

  • God planned everything

  • God created everything good

  • God made holy the Sabbath

  • Control and respect the environment

    (Sources: Path Through Scripture and NJBC)


B genesis 1 continued4

B. Genesis 1 (continued)

5. Two Themes of the Pentateuch Introduced

  • The Divinely intended inclusion of people in God’s plan.

  • People are commanded to take possession of the land.

    (Source: New Jerome Biblical Commentary)


C genesis 2 adam eve

C. Genesis 2: Adam & Eve

Creation of Eve; marble relief on the left pier of the façade of the cathedral; Orvieto, Italy

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orvieto060.jpg)


C genesis 2 adam eve cont d

C. Genesis 2: Adam & Eve (cont’d)

1. A comparison of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2

Genesis 1Genesis 2

a. God is remote. a. God is more personal and intimate.

b. You could produce this version as a movie full of special effects.

b. The setting and scope is smaller and could be produced as a play on stage.

c. Humans are created after the animals.C. Humans are created before the animals.

d. This version seems to be

attempting to account for all of

creation. 

d. This version does not seem to be

attempting to account for all of creation

e. This version focuses on God as

the actor. 

e. This version focuses on human origins.

f. This version seems to be neutral

in regards to women. f. Seems to treat women as an afterthought


C genesis 2 adam eve cont d1

C. Genesis 2: Adam & Eve (cont’d)

2. Miscellaneous Notes:

  • “LORD God” is an English translation of “YHWH” (or Yahweh).   The author is the Yahwist (J).

  • In verse 7 we see an anthropomorphic representation of God; typical of the Yahwist.

  • The two trees that God plants in the garden are the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

  • In verse 20, Adam gives names to the animals. Traditionally, in the act of naming, the namer holds the power over the named.


D genesis 3 the fall

D. Genesis 3: The Fall

Michelangelo, The Fall, Sistine Chapel

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_S%C3%BCndenfall.jpg)


D genesis 3 the fall continued

D. Genesis 3: The Fall (continued)

  • Three Interpretative Lenses:

    1. Boundaries

  • Trees represent God’s attributes: immortality and wisdom

  • The serpent tells the truth regarding the fruit

  • Their eyes are opened

  • God removes them from Eden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life and living forever.


D genesis 3 the fall continued1

D. Genesis 3: The Fall (continued)

2. Etiological Story

  • The differences between men and women (and the subservience of women)

  • Toil and the labor of Childbirth are punishment

  • Evil and sin are the result of both external pressures and internal desires


D genesis 3 the fall continued2

D. Genesis 3: The Fall (continued)

3. Evil enters the world /Effects of sin (5 ways total)

1st Alienation from Self (nakedness/shame)

2nd Alienation from God (hide)

3rd Alienation from Nature (toil/enmity)

(Source: Path Through Scripture)


E genesis 4 cain and abel

E. Genesis 4: Cain and Abel

Jan van Eyck

Ghent Altarpiece, 1432

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ghent_Altarpiece_A_-_Cain_-_Abel_-_murder.jpg)


E genesis 4 cain and abel cont d

E. Genesis 4: Cain and Abel (cont’d)

  • Evil enters the world/effects of sin continued…

    4th Alienation from Other People (jealousy  murder)

  • Misc. Items:

    • v. 20- 22: cultural advances? nomadic  arts  metallurgy

    • Abel’s sacrifice favored because of the quality; firstlings…

    • “Blood Revenge” censured but practice continues

    • Cain’s famous line: “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

    • Metaphor: “ …blood crying out to me from the ground”

    • The land of Nod, to which Cain moves, is east of Eden


F toledot genesis 5 11

F. Toledot: Genesis 5, 11

  • Priestly Redactor (P)

    • Periodizing history

    • Geneologies (Toledot = “Generations”)

  • The blessings of progeny and land (1:26-28) are being fulfilled

  • Five Priestly Toledot : Gen. 2:4; 5:1; 6:9; 10:1, 11:10

    Source: New Jerome Biblical Commentary


G genesis 6 9 noah and the flood

G. Genesis 6-9: Noah and the Flood

Noah and his Sons Constructing the Ark, Raphael

Source: http://www.clt.astate.edu/wnarey/Religious%20Studies%20Program/Religion%20Studies%20Program/Religious%20Studies%20Program%20Files/Jacob_Narratives.htm


G genesis 6 9 the flood cont d

G. Genesis 6-9: The Flood (cont’d)

  • Chiastic/envelope Structure (see worksheet)


H genesis 11 tower of babel

H. Genesis 11: Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel,

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563

Source: www.abcgallery.com/B/bruegel/bruegel50.html


H genesis 11 the tower cont d

H. Genesis 11: The Tower (cont’d)

The Nanna Ziggurat, Ur (in Iraq)

Babylonian Ziggurats (temples) are likely the inspiration for the tower in Gen. 11.

Source: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/ltrupe/art%2520history%2520web/final/chap2NearEast/Ziggurat.jpg&imgrefurl=http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/ltrupe/art%2520history%2520web/final/imagelinkschap2.html&usg=__TtzGmcdeV9j721sqSuhFREgCLtQ=&h=405&w=976&sz=41&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=JVWfT3ewr7ljEM:&tbnh=62&tbnw=149&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dziggurat%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26um%3D1


H genesis 11 the tower cont d1

H. Genesis 11: The Tower (cont’d)

  • Three Interpretative Lenses:

    1. Boundaries

  • (Recall that Gen 3 illustrates that humans are like God in wisdom as compared to animals, but are not immortal.)

  • Omnipotence. “Nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them…” (see Gen 3:22 ff).


H genesis 11 the tower cont d2

H. Genesis 11: The Tower (cont’d)

2. Not obeying command to spread (P - Gen 1:28)

- v. 2, 4, 8, and 9


H genesis 11 the tower cont d3

H. Genesis 11: The Tower (cont’d)

3. Evil enters the world/Effects of Sin (Path…)

  • Sin of Pride, trying to be like God (v. 6)

  • 5th Alienation of nation from nation (confused, scattered)


  • Login