Sacred Scripture

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Sacred Scripture
Last Friday afternoon, we had class
Some students had other priorities.
Therefore, if you missed class on Friday, you have a make-up assignment.
You must write me a 1-2 page paper for Wednesday.
Question: Who wrote the Bible? You must discuss 1) the traditional evidence for Moses; 2) the Documentary hypothesis.
This is ONLY for those who MISSED Friday.
The names of God.
Lord: Adonai (Hebrew)
LORD: Yahweh or Jehovah or I am who I am.
God: Elohim (Hebrew).
God Almighty: El Shaddai.
Most ancient Jews thought that Moses wrote the Torah/Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy).
Moses is traditionally thought to have lived in the 1200sBC.
The names of God appear
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Read Psalms 2, 19, 23, 51, 110, 139
Moses: c.1200 leads Israel out of Egypt
Joshua: c.1100 leads Israel into the land of Canaan.
David: 1010-970 BC—second king of Israel, brings ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, his new capital.
Solomon: 970-930 BC—third king, builds temple, places ark of the covenant inside the temple.

Psalm 2: anointedMessiah
Psalm 19: the ten commandments
Psalm 23: the Christological reading
Psalm 51: Penance (!)
Homework for next week is the

Gospel of Mark 1.1 The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Christ means anointed; anointed with oil. * Prophet * Priest, especially the high priest * The king
Messiah=moschiach (Hebrew)=Christos(Greek)
The messiah is destined to liberate the people of Israel.
St Mark’s Gospel: the preaching of St Peter (Aramaic) translated into Greek in the city of Rome.
AD 41-44 date of authorship.
Last 12 verses were added later, sometime c.AD 110.
Jesus as the New Moses according to St Mark.
Mark 6.30-46. Jesus multiplies the bread and the fish. Moses gives manna from heaven.
Mark 6.47-52. Jesus walks on water.
Quiz: Jesus as New Moses in St Mark’s Gospel.
St Luke (!)
Who wrote St Luke’s gospel?
What other book did St Luke write? Luke-Acts
What was St Luke’s profession? Medical doctor
When was Luke-Acts written?
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