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Chapter 3: Stories for the Journey. Creation, the Fall, & the Founding of a People. Homework. (due Tues., 9/23) Print out OT TEXT: Ch. 3 from NetClassroom Read pp. 60-61 & do both RQ’s and Journal (J) on p. 61 (due Thurs., 9/25) Read Gen. 1-2

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chapter 3 stories for the journey

Chapter 3:Stories for the Journey

Creation, the Fall, & the Founding of a People

homework
Homework

(due Tues., 9/23)

  • Print out OT TEXT: Ch. 3 from NetClassroom
  • Read pp. 60-61 & do both RQ’s and Journal (J) on p. 61

(due Thurs., 9/25)

  • Read Gen. 1-2
  • List as many details as you can that do not match what we know scientifically about the origins of the world, human beings, and so on.
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Homework
  • (due Thurs., 10/2) Write 1 pg. Reflection on the Creation-Evolution debate, including responses to these questions:
    • What impression does the Scopes trial give us about Religion and Science?
    • Which is true about the origins of the world: Bible or Science? Creation or Evolution?
    • Is it possible that both are true? If so, how?
homework2
Homework
  • (due Mon., 10/6) R&H pp. 61-65; RQs p. 65
  • (due Tues., 10/7)
    • Read Genesis 2:4-3:24
    • R&H pp. 65-67; RQs p. 67
  • (due Thurs., 10/9)
    • Read Gen. 6:5-9:17
    • R&H pp. 67-70; RQs p. 70
homework3
Homework

(due Mon., 10/13)

  • Study for QUIZ on text RQs/terms and WTB sheet

(due Tues., 10/14)

  • Study for TEST REVIEW for Ch. 3
    • Text and RQ answers
    • Notes
    • WTB sheet

(Fri., 10/17) TEST on Ch. 3

stories in genesis
Stories in Genesis
  • In Genesis,
    • Primeval Stories
    • Ancestor Stories
in genesis
In Genesis…

Primeval Stories

Ancestor Stories

  • 2 Creation stories
  • Fall of Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Noah and the Flood
  • Tower of Babel
  • Abraham
  • Sarah & Hagar
  • Isaac & Ishmael
  • Rebekah
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
genesis stories
Genesis stories…
  • Often myth or folk history
  • Passed down orally from generation to generation
  • Not written down until 5th Century B.C., after Babylonian Exile
monkey trial players
“Monkey Trial” Players
  • Scopes (Cates)Defendant in Tennessee Trial
  • Darrow (Drumond)Defense Attorney
  • Bryan (Brady)Prosecuting Attorney
  • Dayton Trial site
  • Darwin Author, Origin of the Species
  • ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
bible interpretation is either
Bible interpretation is either…
  • Literalist >Very Strict Day=24 hours

>Less strict Day= era

  • Contextualist Day= symbol
creation evolution debate
Creation –Evolution Debate
  • 3 debates/ 3 topics
    • “If Evolution is true, the Creation stories must be false.”
    • Both Science and the Bible are right about our origins.”
    • “Science is a kind of ‘faith’.”
creation evolution debate1
Creation –Evolution Debate
  • 3 debates/ 3 topics
  • Each group= 2 teams, pro & con
  • Each team= 1 debater with assistants
  • Each debate= 3 minutes, with
    • Opening statements
    • 2 follow-ups/rebuttals
    • Closing statements
creation or evolution or both
Creation or Evolution…or both?
  • Theistic evolutionists: God creates through process of evolution
  • Non-theistic evolutionists: Universe simply “began” with “Big Bang”
creation or evolution or both1
Creation or Evolution…or both?
  • St. Augustine’s theory of creation as “seeds” hints at evolutionary process
if creation took a year
If creation took a year...
  • Jan. 1 Big Bang takes place
  • May 1 Milky Way galaxy appears
  • Sept. 1 Earth appears
  • Dec. 1 Animals appear
  • Dec. 31 Humans appear
  • Jan. 1 Space age begins
ancient hebrew cosmology
Ancient Hebrew Cosmology
  • World of the dead Nether world
  • World of the living Our world
  • World of God God’s home
three days of separation
Three Days of Separation
  • Day 1 God created light & separated it from the darkness
  • Day 2 God separated the water above(rain) from the water below (ocean)
  • Day 3 God separated the water below (ocean) from the dry land
three days of population
Three Days of Population
  • Day 4 God populated the sky with sun, moon and stars
  • Day 5 God populated the air with birds and the ocean with fish
  • Day 6 God populated the land
one day of celebration
One Day of Celebration
  • Day 7 God celebrated, resting from work, blessing creation and setting the day apart from the other days (Shabat, that is Sabbath)
week pattern
Week Pattern

3 Days of separation light/dark

water/water

water/land

3 days of population sky

sky and ocean

land

1 day of celebration rested

blessed creation

made Sabbath special

5 fold pattern for each day
5-fold Pattern for each “Day”
  • Introduction “God commanded”
  • Command “Let there be”
  • Execution “It was done”
  • Reaction “God was pleased”
  • Conclusion “Evening passed”
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In the contextualist way of thinking, the Truth of the Creation Stories looks something like this...

creator
Creator
  • Old belief Manygods
  • New teaching One God
  • How taught One God creates everything
act of creation
Act of Creation
  • Old belief Accidental happening
  • New teaching Planned event
  • How taught God creates in an orderly way
creation itself
Creation itself
  • Old belief Partly good
  • New teaching Totally good
  • How taught God affirms goodness
days of creation
Days of Creation
  • Old belief All days are the same
  • New teaching Seventh day is special
  • How taught God blessed 7th Day
story of the fall
Story of the Fall
  • Mostly symbolic/ metaphorical vs. literal
  • Themes:
    • Mystery and origin of sin/evil
    • Consequences of sin
    • God’s response to man’s sin
original sin sin s origin
Original Sin (Sin’s origin)
  • Greek myth

GODS responsible

  • Bible story

PEOPLE responsible

original sin sin s origin1
Original Sin (Sin’s origin)
  • Symbols > Snake = Satan

Eating = Sinful action

  • Teaching = Evil entered the world through the sin of first couple
consequences of sin
Consequences of Sin
  • From harmony with > alienation from:
    • God
    • Self
    • Other People
    • Nature (all Creation)
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