Systematic Theology 1, Lecture 2

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  1. State (in 1 sentence) the summary of how the Exodus Event narrative presents the Kingdom (Slide 41).
    The Exodus Event is presents the Kingdom through a collision of powers.
  2. (in 1 long phrase each) and describe (in 2-3 sentences each) the five main aspects of the Exodus Event Then summarize (in 1 paragraph) what this means.
    • 1.      The Kingdom Confession
    • 2.      The Song of the Sea
    • 3.      Military Warfare
    • 4.      Spiritual Warfare
    • 5.      The Revelation of the Divine nameSee pages 15-20 of Breakthrough- Discovering the Kingdom by Derek Morphew for the rest.
  3.  Recognize 

     Tablets: LawKing on the Throne- Covenant

    King on the Throne- Mercy Seat- Tablets: Law =Covenant 
    the features and meaning of the Ark of the Covenant.
  4. Recognize which story the tabernacle reenacts and what the layout of the twelve tribes of Israel around thetabernacle symbolize. (Slides 51–52)
    See slides 51- 52- I think it might make more sense after the lecture
  5.  Recognize: 
    1. Preamble or title
    2. Historical prologue
    3. Stipulations: basic & detailed
    4. Deposition of a copya) In sanctuary of vassalb) Periodic public reading
    5. Witnesses
    6. Curses & blessingsa) Curses if treaty is brokenb) Blessings if treaty is kept
    Ancient Near Eastern suzerain-vassal treaty background
  6. Recognize: _
    1. The relationship is primarily expressed inYahweh’s presence in the centre of their camp._
    2. The king of grace makes a covenant of grace._
    3. The terms of the covenant express therelationship of gracious monarch to blessedvassal community._
    4. The covenant stipulations are thecommandments and laws._
    5. As gracious sovereign, Yahweh demands totalcommitment and loyalty from his people.
    key factors in Yahweh’sadopting and transforming the suzerain-vassal treaty for his covenant with Israel.
  7. Recognize:  1.      Preamble 

    And God spoke all these words: … (Exodus 20:1) These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the deserteast of the Jordan … In the fortieth year, on the first day ofthe eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites allthat the LORD had commanded him concerning them. Thiswas after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king ofBashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began toexpound this law, saying: (Deuteronomy 1:1-5)
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  8. Recognize
    Historical Prologue

    I am the LORD your God, who brought you out ofEgypt, out of the land of slavery (Exodus
    20:2)Deuteronomy 1:6-3:29
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  9. Reconize

    StipulationsBasic- 10 Commandments Detailed – Exodus 21-23
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  10. Recognize
    Deposition of Treaty Placement – Tablets: 10 “words” in ark of covenant
    Reading- Deuteronomy 31:10-13At the end of every seven years, in the year for cancelingdebts, during the Feast of Tabernacles, when all Israel comesto appear before the LORD your God at the place he willchoose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing.Assemble the people--men, women and children, and thealiens living in your towns--so they can listen and learn to fearthe LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of thislaw. Their children, who do not know this law, must hear itand learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live in theland you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  11. Recognize
    Witnesses (ANE usually gods)Ex 24:4- 12 Memorial stones Dt 31-32  Moses’ prophetic songDt 31:26 The book of the
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  12. Recognize

    Blessings & CursesIf you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow allhis commands I give you today, the LORD your God will setyou high above all the nations on earth. All these blessingswill come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORDyour God:You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country …Deuteronomy 28:1-14However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do notcarefully follow all his commands and decrees
    I am giving youtoday, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.28:15-68
    One of suzerain-vassal treaty’s six sections and in which Old Testament books the sections appear.
  13. List (in 1 long phrase each) the seven key themes and the two additional key themes of the architecture ofthe relationship (covenant) between Yahweh and his people.
    • 1. Presence: Divine Name (Yahweh)2. Kingdom: Event of deliverance/redemption3. Covenant: terms of King-vassal relationship4. Elect community: Holy/Priestly nation5. Covenant maintenance: Law, Tabernacle,Priesthood6. Covenant
    • benefits: Good life, land (journey)7. Destiny: Mission Two additional key themes• The Tabernacle/Temple as Eden/Cosmos• Promise and Fulfillment

  14. Recognize

    Mosaic Architecture


    King - throne

    Good life
    Destiny: Mission 

    Journey: “Already” and “Not yet”

    New Testament Architecture

    Life in the Spirit

    Internal Law
    Body temple


    Eternal Life

    Journey: “Already”  and “Not yet”
    the similarities and differences between features of the Mosaic and the New TestamentArchitectures of Yahweh’s covenant relationships with his people. (Slides 67-68 )
  15. Recognize

    1. The tabernacle-temple theme reflects the Lord as kingof creation and king of Israel.
    2. Adam in Eden is
    the Lord’s vice-regent king and priestof his cosmic temple (image implies to rule, like God).
    3. Where other ANE temples had idols, Israel’s templehad an open space between the cherubim. Adam asYahweh’s representative (image) on earth.
    4. The command to “be fruitful and multiply, fill theearth and subdue it” (Genesis 1.28) was intended thatGod’s kingdom would grow throughout the earth.
    5. Israel was called to restore God’s kingdom throughoutthe earth by growing and multiplying.
    6. As the church grows throughout the earth, God’screative purpose and rule is restored to the earth.
    the key conclusions regarding the tabernacle/temple and Eden/cosmos themes
  16. Recognize 

    1. The Garden in Genesis 1-2 is the first temple, where Adam serves aspriest and vice-regent.
    2. Abraham is chosen as priest and king to begin restoring the rule ofGod that was prevented from spreading throughout the earth due toAdam’s sin.
    3. The tabernacle in the camp of Israel is where Yahweh’s reigns inthe camp.
    4. The temple of Solomon brings Yahweh’s reign to rest in Jerusalem.
    5. Jesus, God with us, is God “tabernacling” on earth. His body,through death and resurrection creates a new temple (John 1.14).
    6. At Pentecost heaven’s temple came down to earth to inhabit thechurch, the temple where Yahweh reigns.
    7. The New Jerusalem is the ultimate temple which covers the earth,extending God’s reign over all of creation (Revelation 21).
    Where the  tabernacle/temple theme appears inScripture.
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