A fragment of a modern Hebrew text of the book of Genesis, Ch. 14. Hebrew is read from right to left. The original manuscripts usually omitted the pointing (that is, the dots underneath the letters), which indicate the vowel sounds in modern printed Hebrew. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish certain words in the ancient Hebrew texts from others that differ only in vowel placement.
Please have read by your classtime this week:
You may of course read the rest of either of these books as well, but we are here concentrating on the core narratives of Abraham and Moses.
Consider and be ready to discuss the following questions. Pick one of them and post something to the class forum with your thoughts. You may of course address more than one, but one should serve to get the ball rolling.
General questions about the Biblical narratives
Specifically with regard to Genesis
Specifically with regard to Exodus
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