Intro to the Hebrew Bible Spring 2004 Quiz #3 makeup 3/3/04Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Mon., March 29. Remember to attach a copy of your valid excuse for missing the quiz, or an approved explanation.

Using a standard ancient Near Eastern treaty form write up a treaty that might be generated at the end of the current Gulf War, if ancient treaty form was still being used. Specify which kind of treaty you have produced (Suzerain, Parity, Adoption, etc.).

When do most scholars date the exodus? What arguments have been presented for that dating? How is this dating related to the date given in 1 Kings (480 years before dedication of Temple in the neighborhood of 960 BC)?