OT391 The Shema

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Explore the depths of the Shema (Deut 6:4–9) and learn why this text is sacred not only to Jews but to Christians as well. Discover why Jesus quoted the Shema when asked what the greatest commandment is. Gain insight into the covenantal, volitional, and emotional aspects of love and what it means to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” Dr. Mark Futato guides you through the text, shedding light on the Hebrew language and its various interpretations. He then identifies the Shema’s relevance today and how these commands can point us toward Jesus each and every day.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

1m

Introductory Matters

The Shema: Foundational for Jews and Christians

The Shema: Foundational for Jews and Christians

2m
Finding Old Testament Quotes Spoken by Jesus

Finding Old Testament Quotes Spoken by Jesus

4m
What Is the Shema?

What Is the Shema?

2m
Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence

2m

The Command before the Command

The Semantic Range of Shema

The Semantic Range of Shema

4m
Discovering the Range of Meanings for the Lemma Shema

Discovering the Range of Meanings for the Lemma Shema

4m
The Meaning of Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4

The Meaning of Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4

2m
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

4m
The Christian as Israel

The Christian as Israel

4m
“Hear, O Israel” as an Indicator of Place

“Hear, O Israel” as an Indicator of Place

5m
Summary: Deuteronomy 6:4a

Summary: Deuteronomy 6:4a

1m
Translating Deuteronomy 6:4b

Translating Deuteronomy 6:4b

6m
God’s Name in the Shema

God’s Name in the Shema

12m
Using Hebrew Lexicons to Define Important Terms

Using Hebrew Lexicons to Define Important Terms

4m
The Meaning of God

The Meaning of God

2m
Compound Nature, Compound Name

Compound Nature, Compound Name

5m
An Ambiguous Expression

An Ambiguous Expression

3m
“The Lord Is One”: Exclusivity of Relationship

“The Lord Is One”: Exclusivity of Relationship

7m
Comparing English Versions of Deuteronomy 6:4

Comparing English Versions of Deuteronomy 6:4

5m
“The Lord Is One”: Integrity of Character

“The Lord Is One”: Integrity of Character

6m

The Command

Review and Introduction

Review and Introduction

3m
Ancient Near Eastern Covenants

Ancient Near Eastern Covenants

7m
The Motivation for Covenantal Love

The Motivation for Covenantal Love

4m
The Volitional Nature of Loving God

The Volitional Nature of Loving God

4m
The Emotional Nature of Loving God

The Emotional Nature of Loving God

7m
Discovering Ancient Near Eastern Treaties Related to the Shema

Discovering Ancient Near Eastern Treaties Related to the Shema

5m
The Quality of Love for God

The Quality of Love for God

6m

The Commands after the Command: Internalization

Review of the Shema’s Structure

Review of the Shema’s Structure

2m
“These Words”: Which Words?

“These Words”: Which Words?

5m
God’s Commandments: Still Relevant

God’s Commandments: Still Relevant

6m
Internal Medicine: Words on the Heart

Internal Medicine: Words on the Heart

7m
The New Power of the New Covenant

The New Power of the New Covenant

4m

The Commands after the Command: Externalization

The Command in the Community

The Command in the Community

1m
The Meaning of Shinnen

The Meaning of Shinnen

4m
Keeping the Faith Alive through Children

Keeping the Faith Alive through Children

3m
Everywhere and All the Time

Everywhere and All the Time

2m
Bound to God’s Commandments

Bound to God’s Commandments

2m
Doorposts and Gates

Doorposts and Gates

4m

Conclusion

The Shema on Our Hearts

The Shema on Our Hearts

7m