English homework help. here is your examination covering Genesis and Job – due via e-mail by March 23rd, 11:59. Please send to me as a copied and pasted text (no attachments) to email@example.com. To set this up, I suggest that you transfer a copy of the exam to a file and set up the spacing as needed to respond to all questions. In a separate announcement I’ll send along additional notes on the story of Abraham to supplement class discussion.
English 298 – Examination #1 – Genesis and Job (1-5, 38-42)
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Instructions: Answer each of the following questions as specifically as possible. You may use the backside if necessary. Watch your time.
PART ONE: Answer as specifically as possible each of the following questions about the primeval period of biblical history:
- Why is it important that we understand the concept, creatio ex nihilo, when considering the creation story in Genesis?
- What do we know about the characters, Ish and Isha, prior to their eating of the fruit?
- Shem, Ham, Japheth are the sons of Noah. Why should we care?
- The creation of the Nephilim possibly points to a further disruption in the primal unity/harmony of the universe. Explain.
- What happened to cause Noah to say of his grandson, “Cursed be Canaan”?
PART TWO: Answer as specifically as possible each of the following questions about the patriarchal period of biblical history:
- Why does Abram leave behind any connections with the Ur of the Chaldeans?
- At one point in the narrative, Hagar mocks Sarai. Why?
- Abraham’s supreme test of faith occurs during what has been called “the binding of Isaac”. Why doesn’t Isaac die during this testing?
- The importance of circumcision to the history of Judaism can’t be overstated. What is its relation to the covenant that God establishes with his Chosen People?
- God communicates with Abram/Abraham in a variety of ways, including dreams, visions, dialogue, inner impression, and natural phenomena. Give an example from the text of one of these.
PART THREE: Answer as specifically as possible each of the following questions about the story of Joseph and his brothers:
- Reuben plays an important role in the fate of Joseph. What is it?
- The Potiphar’s wife false accuses Joseph of doing what?
- Whose sons are Manasseh and Ephraim? Why do we need to know this?
- What do we need to understand about the Ishmaelites in order to understand fully the reason Joseph ended up in Egypt?
- Genesis 50:20 might be considered a theme for the story of Joseph. Explain.
PART FOUR: Answer as specifically as possible each of the following questions about the story of Job:
- In the prologue we are told that Job is made to suffer “without reason” (or “without cause”). Why must we know this?
- One character in the story says to Job, “Curse God and die”. Who is speaking and why does she say this?
- Psychomachia is a literary concept that applies well to Job’s story. Explain.
- Who answers Job out of the whirlwind and what is the purpose of this encounter?
- The three comforters fall into the intellectual trap of explaining Job’s suffering as an example of the deuteronomic law. Explain.
PART FIVE: Identify in the spaces below five principles of Hebraic literary style and give an example for each from our text (you need not cite chapter and verse; just describe the passage in a sentence or two):
- principle #1:
- principle #2:
- principle #3:
- principle #4:
- principle #5: