1. Primeval history
    is prehistory, or the earliest phase of human activity which occurred before history was recorded. a technical term used to refer to Genesis 1-11
  2. Pentateuch
    term used for the first 5 books of the Bible; it is also known by the hebrew word torah, which is often translated "law, but really connotes "teaching: or "instruction"
  3. Imago Dei
    the latin expression for "image of God" referring particularly to the climax of Gods creation when he made humankind in his "image" and his "likeness"
  4. patriarchs
    refers to the three individuals who stand at the fountain head of the Hebrew faith: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  5. election
    refers to God's unconditional choosing of isreal to be his people, as he established his covenant with abraham, brought Israel out of Egypt, and blessed her more than all the nations as a testimony to the world
  6. anthropomorphis
    refers to having human-like qualities (in the context, the term relates specifically to biblical terminology used in the presentation or description of God)
  7. theophany
    greek term for a manifestation of God. These sudden ad unexpected appearances of God occur in perceptible forms (hearing and seeing) at decisive points in Israel's history
  8. septuagint
    is the translation of the OT into greek that dates to about 300-200 BC and comes from the Egyptian city of Alexandria. its name and abbreviation (LXX) come from the fact that a team of seventy two scholars did the translation work
  9. atonement
    is a biblical term describing the removal of sin or defilement. the hebrew term kipper means literally "to come over"
  10. Deuteronomic theology
    a doctrine of retribution which the bible often used to explain that faithfulness to the covenant will result in blessings in the future while disobedience will result in curses.
  11. Former Prophets
    is the designation, in the jewish canon, of joshuam judges, samuel, and kinds; such a designation is appropriate because of the way in whih these books relate early history of prophecy and present the national history in light of teh theological and prophetic interests
  12. Herem
    in relation to "holy wars" of israel, as in the conquest of Canaan. it referred to the spoil of war, including people, animals, or goods- all of which belonged to the Lords to do with as he pleased
  13. Shema
    the name of the important passage in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, which is Israel's classic expression of the concept of monotheism and which became a central prayer in later Jerusalem
  14. Idyll
    a short description of a simple and charming scene or even, especially one of country or rustic life, as in the book of Ruth
  15. Levirate Marriage
    is the law of the OT providing children for a deceased family member
  16. Why is there a 2nd law in Deuteronomy?
    the 2nd law is for the 2nd generation b/c the 1st generation has died out.
  17. What promise is made in Deut?
    promise that someone like moses will come.
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