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This son of Jacob's (and Leah's) blessing was "Curse be his anger, so fierce, and his fury, so cruel! I will scatter him in Jacob and disperse him in Israel."

was it Reuben, Simeon and Levi, Judah, or Zebulun?
Simeon and Levi
Son of Jacob (and Leah) whose blessing was "Unstable as waters, you will no longer excel."

Was it Reuben, Simeon and Levi, Judah, or Zebulun?
This son of Jacob's (and Leah's) blessing was "The scepter will not depart... until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his."

Is it Reuben, Simeon and Levi, Judah, or Zebulun?
Blessing of a Son of Jacob and Rachel that said he "is a fruitful vine."

Was it Benjamin, Joseph, Ephraim, or Manasseh?
What was Benjamin, son of Jacob and Rachel's blessing?
"is a ravenous wolf"Wha
What was Dan, son of Jacob and Bilhah's blessing?"
"will provide justice for his people"
What was Naphtali, son of Jacob and Bilhah's blessing?
"is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns"
What was Zebulun, son of Jacob and Leah's blessing?
"will leave by the seashore and become a haven for ships"
According to Wenham, the Pentateuch is was kind of world?
A fascinating world.
The pentateuch is the first ___ books of the Bible.
Why has the Pentateuch been regarded as one of the most significant parts of scripture?
It's foundational- talks about the world and sets an ideal for a society and a chosen people
In terms of literary form, what is the Pentateuch?
It is a long narrative covering thousands of years.
What term do Jews usually use for the Pentateuch?
The torah.
In Wenham's view, what is the best way to understand the genre of the Pentateuch as a whole?
As a biography of Moses, national history, law, and instruction
What part of the Bible was first accepted as canonical?
the Pentateuch (look up around what time)
When was the Pentateuch recognized by the Jews as canonical?
5th century B.C., in the time of Ezra
According to Baylis, was is the purpose of torah?
To prepare people to avoid the tentacles of a deteriorated culture. Laying the foundation for a life worth living- strengthen discernment and motivate them to a better way of life.
According to Baylis, who do people become like?
the God/ gods they worship
What was the name of the famous Babylonian creation story?
Enuma Elish
Day 1 of creation (light) responds to which other day?
Day 4 where other lights are created like sun, moon, stars
According to Baylis, what concept is taught in Genesis One?
God is transcendent, the surrounding gods are nonentities, and that God has a special interest in human kind.
According to Baylis, how does the new creation of the NT relate to the original creation?
Jesus, light of the world, vanquishes darkness, it's better than a return to earth, (p.33)