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Thursday, January 08, 2009

These Are The Words!!!!!

"Doing The Word" - a.k.a. The Mount Sinai Event

Study Scripture: Exodus 19:1 - 25:9
  • "Eagles' Wings": Exodus 19:1-6
  • The Lord in the cloud
  • The Commandments and the Ordinances: Exodus 20-23
  • Book of the Covenant; Blood of the Covenant: Exodus 24:3 - 25:9
  • God among us! Sanctuary, Tabernacle and Jesus!
  • Doing The Word, "Performing the Scriptures": The Word made Flesh
Walter Brueggemann on Torah:
biblical perspectives cover"Torah" means the entire written and cherished normative memory of the community, all the lore and narrative and poetry and song and old liturgy that had formed and shaped and authorized the imagination of the community. In rabbinic sources, moreover, it is later urged that there is also an "oral" torah alongside what is written. The reference to "law" smacks of a Christian stereotype of Judaism which grossly misrepresents it. The mistaken stereotype entails two severe costs. On the one hand, it does a disservice to Jews and Jewish practice. On the other hand, it cuts Christians off from the vitality and dynamic of the torah enterprise which could make a positive difference to us Christians.1
1 Walter Brueggemann, Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe. Nashville, Abington Press, 1993, page 74.

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