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Bible Topics | * Mosaic Authorship * Dating of Genesis * Purpose of Writing * Theological Themes of Genesis |

People to Know | Places to Know | Terms to Know | SpinozaAstruc | | Documentary TheoryCovenant History |

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1. What is the Documentary Theory?
The Documentary Source Theory states the belief that Torah was not written by Moses, but rather, four independent authors. (Ch. 1 Pg. 21 ) 2. Give the “contributions” Spinoza and Astruc made to this theory.
Spinoza developed a "higher criticism" of the Bible to analyze its contents internally, rather
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Instead the ages are recorded becayse they are extremely significant in understanding longevity in the preflood era, but to construct an absolute chronology. (Ch. 1 Pg. 30)

9. What is considered the most important purpose of Genesis? Why?
In The Book of Genesis, God's majestic power is expressed through the beauty of creation and the awesomeness of divine judgment. (Ch. 1 Pg. 27-28)

10. Why is Genesis relevant for today?
Genesis is extremely important for modern man's understanding of anthropology and informs us that the Savior would be bruised for the redemption of man, and Satan would be crushed by Christ (Gen. 3:15). Genesis introduces the concept of a covenant relationship between God and His people. An understanding of that unique covenant between Abraham and God is essential to an understand- ing of the rest of the Old Testament and of the New as well. Another of the book's important themes is cosmology. It ex- plains the origin of the universe and its essential functions in simple yet scientifically accurate terms. (Ch. 1 Pg. 27-28)


Bible Topics | * The Origin of the Universe * Days or Ages? * When Life Began |

People to Know | Places to Know | Terms to Know | Elohim | | “waw” consecutive“bara”“asa”Gap theoryEnuma Elish“tohu” & “bohu”“yom”“divine fiat”canopy |

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