Module 4

You will need the book The Introduction to the Bible By Christine Hayes to complete the paper. questions are listed below and each question should be answered with 2-3 paragraphs. Here is what you need to read to answer to the questions below: Read Hayes 94-147, Exodus1-4, 15, 18-24, Lev. 17, 25, Num. 36, Deut. 15, 17, 19, 22, 25 If you get the ebook on google it will be pages 104-157 everything else is the same. Paper does not have to be double spaced.

1. Comment on Hayes conclusions on p. 110 (To sum up) in which she asserts that Israelites were not monotheists for much of the biblical era and her claim that the Bible eventually is the product of those Israelites who saw the worship of Yahweh alone as the only acceptable position.

2. Explain how ancient Near Eastern information about agreements and treaties, especially the suzerainty treaty, helps to understand the biblical notion of the covenant between Yahweh and Israel as expressed in the assigned biblical texts.

3. Discuss and illustrate the Hayes summary, on p. 133, of the views of Dr. Moshe Greenberg who argued that a comparison of biblical law with other ancient Near Eastern law collections reveals the central postulates or values that undergird biblical law.

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