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Religious Anthropology. February 10, 2014 Prophets: First…Questions about Papers?. Prophets. What comes to mind when you hear the word “Prophecy”? What do you think the prophets spoke about most?. Prophets… what they don’t talk about. Messiah ~ 2% The New Covenant ~ 5%

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religious anthropology

Religious Anthropology

February 10, 2014

Prophets:

First…Questions about Papers?

prophets
Prophets
  • What comes to mind when you hear the word “Prophecy”?
  • What do you think the prophets spoke about most?
prophets what they don t talk about
Prophets… what they don’t talk about
  • Messiah ~ 2%
  • The New Covenant ~ 5%
  • Events yet to come <1%
basic structure of a prophetic book
Basic Structure of a prophetic book
  • Habakkuk: pp178-179
    • Prophet Calls Out
    • God Responds
genres within prophecy
Genres within prophecy
  • Disaster Prophecy – general disaster is coming
  • Salvation Prophecy – restoration is coming
  • Woe Speech – specific judgment is coming (Hab 2:4-20)
  • Prophetic Dirge – funeral lament as if Israel were dead
  • Prophetic Hymn – praises God
  • Prophetic Liturgy – 2+ speakers respond to one another (Hab 1:2-17)
  • Prophetic Disputation – Persuasive speech
  • Prophetic Lawsuit – Israel on trial before God
  • War Oracles – Assurances of defeat of foreign nations by God
  • Prophetic Vision Report – report of what the prophet saw in a vision
  • Prophetic Narratives – Prophet’s commissioning or taking info from God
homework
Homework
  • Finish Rough Draft by tomorrow at 9pm
  • Study for Scripture Quiz on Friday
  • FYI – Prophets Critical Reading Assessment on Wednesday
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Religious Anthropology

February 11, 2014

Prophets:

Last chance for Questions about Paper rough drafts?

primary and secondary questions for prophecy
Primary and Secondary Questions for Prophecy:
  • Primary: What does this passage or oracle tell us about Israel’s behavior in her covenantal relationship with God and about God’s response to His people, and those areas that we may also be susceptible to neglect within our new covenant relationship?
  • Secondary: What does this passage or oracle tell us about God’s plans for Israel (now past) or His plans for His new covenant people (now present or still future).
silent reading amos 5
Silent Reading - Amos 5
  • Exegete:
  • Interpret:
  • Contemporize:
  • Apply:
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Amos 5
  • Primary: What does this passage or oracle tell us about Israel’s behavior in her covenantal relationship with God and about God’s response to His people, and those areas that we may also be susceptible to neglect within our new covenant relationship?
  • Secondary: What does this passage or oracle tell us about God’s plans for Israel (now past) or His plans for His new covenant people (now present or still future).
homework1
Homework:
  • If you haven’t submitted your Rough Draft have it in to me by 9pm tonight.
  • Study for Prophets Critical Reading Assessment (Wed)
  • Study for Scripture Quiz on Friday
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Religious Anthropology

February 12, 2014

Prophets Assessment and Introduction to the Gospels

necessary background information on micah 6
Necessary background Information on Micah 6
  • Verse 5: God thwarted the plans of Balak of Moab to attack/curse Israel through a sorcerer Balaam.
  • Verse 10: An Ephah – a measurement of grain. It’s about a half-bushel.
  • Verse 16: Omri and Ahab were two of Israel’s notoriously EVIL kings of the past.
the kingdom of god
The Kingdom of God
  • The rangeof God’s effectivewill, where what God wants done is done.
  • Range - the area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale
  • Effective - successful in producing a desired or intended result
  • Will - A desire, purpose, or determination, especially of one in authority
  • What then is the “Kingdom of You”?
kingdom of god refresher
Kingdom of God Refresher

Kingdom = Basilea = Empire

Early 2nd Century

Simon Ben Kosiba – Son of Kosiba

Simon Bar Kochba – Son of the Star

Simon Bar Kozeba – Son of Lies

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Kingdom of God v1.0

‘He who takes upon himself the yoke of the Law, from him shall be taken away the yoke of the kingdom and the yoke of worldly care.’

- Rabbi Nhunya ben ha-Kanah

In other words, devotion to Torah, studied and practiced within Jewish community offers a safe alternative to revolution. And the code ben ha-Kanah used for revolution is the phrase ‘the kingdom,’ or ‘the kingdom of God.’”

- N.T. Wright, The Meaning of Jesus

jesus central message
Jesus’ Central Message:
  • The Kingdom of God/Heaven
    • Matthew (Kingdom of Heaven) – 48x
    • Mark – 17x
    • Luke – 34x
    • John – 3x
  • 102 direct appearances (Kingdom) in the Gospels alone
    • Born again – 2X
    • Salvation/Saved – 36X (rarely in instruction)
    • Love – 89X (60% of which appear exclusively in John)
matthew kingdom of heaven
Matthew: Kingdom of Heaven?
  • What religion/race was Matthew?
  • To what religion/race was Matthew originally writing?
  • If Matthew was a Jew writing to Jews… why would he use the phrase Kingdom of Heaven instead of Kingdom of God?
vampire christianity what is it
Vampire Christianity - What is it?
  • We just want a little bit of Jesus’ blood
homework2
Homework
  • Study for Scripture Quiz on Friday – Matthew 5:1-20.
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Religious Anthropology

February 14, 2014

Scripture Quiz and Paper Workday

matthew 5 1 20 scripture quiz
Matthew 5:1-20 – Scripture Quiz
  • Who came to Jesus on the mountainside when Jesus began teaching?
  • What do the poor in spirit get?
  • What will inherit the earth?
  • Who will be filled?
  • What will peacemakers be called?
  • If you are persecuted and people say false evil things about you, who was persecuted in the same way before you?
  • Salt that loses its saltiness should be thrown out and _________.
  • What cannot be hidden?
  • Jesus did not come to _________ the Law or Prophets but to fulfill them.
  • Who will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven?
  • Whose righteousness must you surpass?