105 Exam 3 Study Guide Prophets & Writings Fall 08 The best way to prepare is to study all PowerPoint slides & all notes from class discussion All reading assignments: Bible passages and textbook Study all notes Main Characteristic of Latter Prophets Know the order of importance for the 3 components of the OT/Hebew Bible Know the canonical order of the latter prophets. Latter Prophets Function of Prophecy or Role of a Prophet (2) Blessings and curses Isaiah Is. 1.21-27 is the book’s format in brief (read) Is. 61.1-4 & 65.17-25 paralleled in Rev. 21.1-2; how/why? Servant Song = Is 52.13-53.12 (importance?) Jeremiah Poetic section: chapters 1-20 Book of Comfort: chapters 30-31 (especially 31.31-34 – promise of new covenant) Oracles against the Nations: chapters 46-51 Ez connected to which JEPD document? Why? Major focus of Ez is temple & temple restored in new creation Ez. Theocentric (God-centred) Minor: Anything I say about the Minors; see powerpoint Readings: Hosea; Amos; Jonah Writings Know the importance of the Writings compared with the Torah and Prophets the genres of literature in the Writings the distinct groups/divisions of the Writings Psalms Know: the structure of the books in the Psalms the recurring rhetorical patterns the 2 major themes (about God: Jerusalem; cosmic) the 3 uses 9 types of Psalms Proverbs Know: Structure Main forms of proverbs Contexts Themes Sin = ? 2 SoS Know the main interpretations Job Know: the definition of theodicy the major question the book of Job asks (and answers) the Israelite understanding of retribution theology: YHWH’s replies and their relationship with Job’s protest The general flow of the book: narrative and poetry and its relationship with orientation (see powerpoint) 2 themes 3 purposes Ecclesiastes Know: the role/definition of Qoheleth central themes Review: class discussion on notable passages Remainder of Writings: >> Review notes from class discussion & assigned readings Daniel Interpretation options Necessity of symbolism Matching: Scrolls Know the list of the scrolls and the festal occasion that each is linked with on the Jewish calendar.
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