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Questions for the "Biblical Scholarship" Lecture

 

Why is it important to study the Bible for what it says about the nature of men and women?

 

What is the Pentateuch?

 

What are the redacators?

 

What genres of literature are present in the Old Testament?

 

What kinds of figurative language can one find in it?

 

What does the Bible chronicle?

 

What is the Documentary theory, and what theory does it seek to correct?

 

What are the various sources of the Old Testament writings, and why is it important to recognize that the Bible is a compilation of sources?

 

Why are the creation stories relevant to women's studies?

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What conclusions about men and women have biblical scholars come to based upon the creation stories?

 

What conclusions about humanity have biblical scholars come to based upon the creation stories?

 

What is/are the "politics of truth?"

 

Who is Lilith, and why is she significant to the study of Ancient Israel?  to women's studies?

 

Compare Lilith and Eve.