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Second Class September 25, 2010 Pentateuch and Earlier Prophets Rev. Timothy M. Hayes – Deacon Class.

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1 Second Class September 25, 2010 Pentateuch and Earlier Prophets Rev. Timothy M. Hayes – Deacon Class

2 Opening Prayer Let Your Scriptures be my chaste delight… O Lord, perfect me, and reveal those pages to me! See, Your voice is my joy… Give me what I love… May the inner secrets of Your Word be opened to me when I knock. This I beg, by our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3) These are the treasures I seek in Your books. -- St. Augustine, The Confessions, Book 11, Chapter 2, Nos. 2-4 From the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults

3 Session 3: Topics to be considered Archaeology and Geography History of the People Maps and Photos of the Holy Land How Land and Environment Shape Human Experience

4 The Scriptural Texts The Pentateuch --Genesis --Exodus --Leviticus --Numbers --Deuteronomy

5 בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ. וְהָאָרֶץ, הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ, וְחֹשֶׁךְ, עַל-פְּנֵי תְהוֹם; וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים, מְרַחֶפֶת עַל-פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; וַיְהִי-אוֹר.

6 The Scriptural Texts The Historical Writings “Earlier Prophets” --Joshua --Judges [Ruth] --I & II Samuel --I & II Kings

7 Session 4: Topics to be considered Genesis 1-11: Stories of Origin The Flood Narrative Creationism/Evolution Debate


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