As you read this week’s textbook reading assignments, take notes in response to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz.
1. What is the term toledot, and why is it important? Toledot (Generations) is a often used structurial indicator, which clarifies the authors intentions.
2. What is the significance of the two creation accounts? How are they similar, and how are they different? One is the big bang theory. This theory theorizies that the world universe was created in one big bang. The other, is stated is Genesis 1 is the creation theory. It theorizisze the earth was created in seven days, by God himself.
3. What is the significance of the use of the different names of God in Genesis 1 and 2? Elohim is plural it is usually viewed as “plural of majesty”. As to where Yahweh is derived from Hebrew verb and thus translated to “I AM”
4. What are the different views on the seven days of creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Some view this account as mythological or at best poetry. Other view the Hebrew word of “day” as an extended period of time.
5. How are relationships key to the creation account?
6. What do we know about the world in which Adam first appeared? This world, had been already prepared for Adam in advance of his arrival. Life was already existant there were trees, animals and fruit
1. What does it mean to say that humankind was created in the image of God? –Pertains to male/female and are spirtual beings.
2. What is the difference between soul and spirit? Why is that important? The soul is the non-physical part of both humans and animals that makes them living beings. Spirit is what gives the beings a mind, emotions, and a will. Seperating them from animal.
3. What are some implications of humanity’s broken relationship with God? –Death of spirit. –Guilt/Shame. –Fear of God replaces fear and trust
4. What are some implications of humanity’s broken relationship with humankind? Eve’s pains greatly increase in childbearing (physical/emotional) and he desire will be for her husband.
5. What are some implications of humanity’s broken relationship with self? –Internal (Physcholigcal). –Manifested when they realized they are naked. –Self-Deceit and blaming others. –Most psychological issues start here: Guilt & Shame.
6. What are some implications of humanity’s broken relationship with the physical world?-The perefect environment changed.-Diffucult labor necessary for human sustenance.-The ground is cursed b/c of man.
7. How did God show mercy after the Fall? –God’s plan for redemption began.-God clothed Adam/Eve (sacrificed animal(s)) to hide the nakedness (shame). –Humankind was exiled from garden to prevent living forever in sin (Tree of Life)
8. Why did Cain’s sacrifice get rejected? –Abel brought the firslings (The best he had)-Cains merely brought a sacrifice
9. How did Lamech show false pride? –He had two wives and took pride in having killed a young man: when we read his “song” and shows his arrogance that seems to exalt how” bad he is compared with Cain
10. What are some key arguments for a global flood as opposed to local? –Cause of judgement: Increasing evil on the EARTH.-Nature of Judgement: destroyed most of life on EARTH.-Flood covered mountains.-God’s promise: Never another Flood to destroy all flesh
11. Why did God confuse the language of humankind?-To force humankind to scatter abroad
1. Why is this section of Scripture called the toledot of Terah even though he dies almost at the beginning? The migration of Canaan began with Terah(Abrams father) They settle in Haran where Terah died but God told Abram to leave and on to Canaan.
2. What is the significance of the Abrahamic covenant, first for the nation of Israel and then for the...