105 Exam 1 Study Guide by guy21

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									                              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 = ?
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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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