A Brief History of Israel - stjohnadulted.org

A Brief History of Israel Session 1 Abram to Joseph Opening Prayer For how you hope by Walter Brueggemann Brueggemann, Walter. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2003. Introduction This class is for you if You are intimidated by the Old Testament You have forgotten the Bible stories you heard in Sunday School You remember the stories, but dont know if Daniel came before Dan Or think Dan is just Daniels nickname

You think the old, angry god of the Old Testament doesnt have anything to do with your Christian faith Introduction This class is not designed To do historical critical analysis But if you want to know about the documentary hypothesis Read Who Wrote the Bible? By Richard Elliott Friedman, Harper Collins. To do interpretationwith some caveats Choice and order of stories is an interpretive move

Abbreviated version of story will necessarily involve some interpretation To survey the entire Hebrew Bible; will be omitting Psalms Proverbs Most of what the prophets had to say Introduction The Text is always better than the class Find a Bible that works for you! 2 translations most widely used NIV (TNIV)

RSV (NRSV) Other translations exist Get a translation, not a paraphrase If you want to better understand biblical culture, archaeology & current scholarship Subscribe to BAR (Biblical Archaeology Review) http://www.bib-arch.org/bswbSubscribe.html Lets Begin Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible, or Tanak Torah

Means instruction Contains Hagadah - story Halakah walk (law) Neviim Prophets Kethuvim Writings God makes a covenant with Abraham Abram / Abraham

Sarai / Sarah Genesis 12:10-20 Genesis 18:1-15 Lot Genesis 11:31 25:11 Genesis 13:5-13 Genesis 19:1-22 Hagar

Genesis 16 Genesis 21:1-21 Abraham has sons Ishmael Isaac Genesis 24 Genesis 27:1-40

Esau Genesis 22:1-19 Genesis 25:19-28:9 Genesis 35:27-28 Rebekah Genesis 21:1-21 Genesis 25:27-34 Genesis 27:1-40 Jacob / Israel

Genesis 27:1- Origins of the 12 tribes Rachel Genesis 29:1-30:24 Joseph Benjamin Bilhah Rachels maid Dan Naphtali Leah

Genesis 29:21-30:24 Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun Dinah Zilpah Leahs maid Gad Asher

Jacob and his sons go to Egypt Joseph Genesis 37:1-36 Genesis Bibliography Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures. New York: The Jewish Publication Society, 1985. The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version. New York: HarperCollins, Publishers, Inc., 1993. The Holy Bible: Todays New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.

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