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attribution of human characteristics to God?
a law that is set out in the form of a command or prohibition, such as “You shall...” or “You shall not...”?
term that can mean “desert,” “plain,” or “wilderness.” Generally an area corresponding to three distinct geographic regions that descends through the valley southward f
Canaanite mother-fertility goddess. Regarded as consort of Baal. (By some scholars, and only possibly during the Iron Age. The god El is the husband of Asherah.) Also could refer t
Sacrificial death which effects salvation as the reestablishment of the relationship between God and sinners.?
Canaanite storm and fertility god, name means “lord.” Chief male god of the Canaanites.?
principle by which the firstborn son would receive twice the property as did the other sons (two shares of the inheritance).?
the bestowal of material or spiritual good or favor upon a person.?
the commonly recognized collection of books that make up the authoritative Scriptures, representing the standard by which other teachings the promises and curses of the book of Deu
law that is set out on the basis of the circumstances of the case, hence “case law;” its usual format appears as “If...then...” or “When...then...”?
surgical procedure to cut off the foreskin of a male. Required by God of the descendants of Abraham as a sign of God’s covenant with his people.?
female whose status in relation to her sole legitimate sexual partner is something other than primary wife. Her offspring often have no legal inheritance rights.?
to dedicate or ordain a person for sacred office or an object for sacred purposes.?
solemn agreement between two or more parties, made binding by some sort of oath. It often, but not always, entails responsibilities of the agreeing parties to maintain the agreemen
a form of writing which used various arrangements of wedges impressed in clay to represent usually either syllables or letters of the alphabet. The word means “wedge-shape.”?
The foundational commandments given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai.?
the history of Israel traced through the theological lens of 1 the promises and curses of the book of Deuteronomy. Usually considered to include the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1
the Jews of the Post-exilic period who lived outside of Palestine. Also called the dispersion.?
a theory which argues that the Bible, in particular, the first five books of the Old Testament, were edited and compiled from a collection of other documents, hypothetically known
Referring to the time during the Babylonian captivity of Israel—roughly 586 B.C. to 539 B.C. Times before and after the exile can be designated at pre- or post- exilic.?
the Hebrew designation of the books in the Old Testament canon that are typically thought of in English as historical books—Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. They represent the
Classification or type of literary composition.?
a word meaning “one god,” but in this case it is the belief in and worship of one god without denying the existence of other gods.?
the ritual devotion of an object to destruction or to sacred use.?
a victory stele (ca. 1220 BC) of Pharaoh Merneptah on which he boasts of having subdued Israel: “Israel is laid waste, his seed is not” (ANET-3: 378). The stele preserves the e
(“Anointed One”) The promised deliverer of Israel from the line of David who would establish God’s rule. The word Messiah transliterates the Hebrew word while the word Christ
a Hebrew word derived from a root meaning “to repeat.” It refers to the collection of beliefs and regulations of the Jews (i.e., “traditions”) that were compiled ca. early
a word meaning “one god;” it refers to the belief that there is only one god.?
person who dedicated him- or herself to God by a special vow, the requirements of which required abstention from all grape products and alcoholic drink, leaving the hair uncut, and
The southern desert region of ancient Palestine.?
a word meaning “many gods” which refers to the belief that more than one god exists and that they are objects of devotion.?
one who speaks on behalf of God to communicate His will for a particular situation—sometimes predicts or declares what will come in the future.?
The sharing and blending of religious beliefs.?
a word derived from Latin which refers to Israel’s tent sanctuary. The Hebrew references to the tabernacle would more accurately be translated “tent of meeting” or less often
a Hebrew word meaning “study” or “learning.” Technically, it is a compilation of commentaries on the Mishnah. There are two collections of the Talmud, one called the Pales
Hebrew and Arabic words respectively, both of which mean “ruin.” These are standard terms applied to archaeological ruins in Syria and Palestine.?
Technical term usually translated “household gods,” “gods,” “idol,” but it often simply is transliterated in the text.?
a compound word meaning “four letters” which is applied to the formal name of God found in the Hebrew Bible. (YHWH) Usually rendered as LORD in English translations of the Old
Hebrew term carrying the idea of loyal love, translated variously in English as lovingkindness, mercy, steadfast love?
site (often elevated) of a sacred shrine. Called bamah in Hebrew.?
Morally pure and separate from evil, thus “wholly other.” Holiness is the primary attribute of God.?
God’s battle against evil in the world. God himself takes the role as the Divine Warrior who leads the holy war on behalf of his people.?
any false god or representation of a false god. Idolatry is the worship of idols.?
term referring to the idea that oral or written discourse is in some way prompted and directed by the Holy Spirit.?
Close relative who has the right or responsibility to redeem or avenge.?
the practice by which the brother of a man who dies without sons marries the deceased’s widow in order to produce an heir for the dead man.?
law of retaliation that demands the guilty suffer retribution equivalent to the injury inflicted, e.g., eye for eye, tooth for tooth, etc.?
text of the Hebrew Bible produced between A.D. 500 and 950 by Jewish textual scholars (the Masoretes) concerned with the precise transmission of the text.?
God’s ultimate (though often unseen) support, care, and supervision of his creation.?
the concept of release or freedom on payment of a price; deliverance by a costly method.?
The Hebrew word means “rest,” but usually refers to the seventh day of the week (Saturday); celebrated by Jews as a day of rest.?
the act of making someone clean or holy or the process by which God is cleansing the world and its people.?
The place where God specially manifests his Presence and to which God’s people come for legitimate worship.?
literally, an adversary or plotter, one who devises means for opposing another. Often represented in Scripture as a spiritual being opposed to the people of God.?
the Greek translation of the Old Testament. “LXX” serves as its abbreviation.?
The foundational statement of Jewish belief from Deut. 6:4, “Hear, O Israel, Yahweh our God, Yahweh is one.” The name is derived from the Hebrew word for “hear” which is
An ancient form of treaty in which a conqueror benefited the conquered people with his protection and stipulated the requirements expected of the conquered 3 people, especially tha
a study strategy which tries to reconstruct as closely as possible the original reading by comparing the surviving manuscripts of the documents.?
Government by divine rule.?
A term meaning literally “appearance of God.” Technical term for the appearance of God in some visible form.?
the Hebrew term referring to the first five books of the Old Testament and equivalent to the Pentateuch, usually translated “Law,” but better rendered “Instruction.” Pentat
the result of rendering the vocal values of the letters of one language into the equivalent vocal values of the letters of another language; it is simply attempts to replicate the
spiritual correspondences particularly between persons, institutions, and events of the OT which are regarded as divinely established models or prerepresentations of corresponding
The time of Saul, David, and Solomon, when Israel and Judah were unified under one king.?
“lights and perfections;” objects to be placed in the breastpiece of the High Priest and used to discern God’s will.?
he last of the three sections of the Hebrew canon 4 consisting primarily of wisdom literature, poetry, and some historical type works such as Chronicles, Ruth, Esther, Ezra, and Ne
English rendering of the Tetragrammaton or divine personal name of God (with the addition of the vowels). Sometimes rendered as Jehovah.?

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