Genesis: Advanced Bible Study with Hebrew, history, and archeology

 

Take – Home Exam on Genesis  9/13/2010

 

1.  Write the following verses from Genesis 2:2-3 in Hebrew, phonetic Hebrew, and English.

2. Conjugate one verb in Hebrew (to be, past and future).

 

 

I was

 

 

We were

 

 

You (m) were

 

 

You (m) were

 

 

You (f) were

 

 

You (f) were

 

 

He (m) was

 

 

They were

 

 

She (f) was

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be

 

 

We will be

 

 

You (m) will be

 

 

You (m) will be

 

 

You (f) will be

 

 

You (f) will be

 

 

He (m) will be

 

 

They (m) will be

 

 

She (f) will be

 

 

They (f) will be

3. Explain the use of the indefinite and definite articles in Hebrew.

4. Explain how the word “and” modifies words in Hebrew.

5. Write and translate 44 words from Genesis in hebrew, phonetic hebrew, and english. 

6. What are the different words used for God in Genesis, and from which literary traditions (include approximate dates) do many biblical scholars believe them to derive?

7. What is thought to be the literary origin of creation 1 (Genesis 1) and how does it differ from creation 2 (Genesis 2)?

 

8. Identify the following trips, and place at least 3 cities on each map.

  

9. Identify the main theme of Genesis, and list the 5 stories where it occurs and how it is resolved in each story.

10.  Explain in which stories the following cultural themes are addressed and how:

a) how to choose a wife for your son.

b) how to choose a wife yourself.

c) birthright

d) property

e) how to make up with your brother.

f) love

g) how to make a covenant with God

h) how to make a treaty with one another.

i) save some blessings for each of your children in case you are duped.

j) how to divide things when resources are scarce.

k) how to make up with family members when they want to leave.

11. Find where the following theological concepts are introduced and how:

a) covenant

b) choosing God before family (2 examples)

c) sharing bread and wine associated with God

d) chosen people

e) wealth equal to blessing

f) angels

g) dreams as communication from God

h) priests

i) prediction of future

j) fertility associated with God

k) bargaining with God

l) purification

m) heaven

n) sin

o) evil

p) sanctions about clean and unclean food or animals

q) blood is sacred

r) God punishes

s) wine as causing sin

t) disease caused by sin

u) circumcision

v) tithing

w) other gods

x) salvation

12.  Choose one of the following topics controversially introduced in Genesis.  Write an essay, supporting the biblical statements with quotes from Genesis, and stating cultural arguments against a literal interpretation.

a) Man is created in God’s image; man should not be equal to God; man struggles with God and does not lose.

b) incest, sex without marriage, polygamy, homosexuality

c) status of women and slaves

d) war, violence, and forgiveness

13.  Explain where in Genesis the following are introduced, historical and archeological evidence and origin:

a) tools

b) horses

c) carts and wheels

e) writing

f) slavery

g) kings

h) language

i) prison

14.  Summarize Genesis.

15.  List the tribes of Israel in birth order

  A mosaic from a Jerusalem temple to help you.

16.  Identify where the following groups generally are believed to live.  Discuss archeological evidence for their lifestyle.

 

 

17.  Historical and archeological evidence for the flood.

 

 

18.  Historical and archeological evidence for Israelites in Egypt, and the famine.

 

 

19.  How does God manifest himself to various people in Genesis.

 

 

20.  What is the common value in silver shekels of many items in Genesis?

 

 

21.  What other 2 languages have alphabets that are similar to Hebrew?  What are their origins?

 

 

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