• Old Testament Enuma Elish
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    The Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in B...
  • The Old Testament Myth Or Truth
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    The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who have their individual influence upon the final work. Today, thanks to the rediscovery of (ancient) literature, it is possible to recognize that the Old Testament is in fact saturated with the popular lore of the Ancient Near East 1 I will enumerate the influences these cultures had on what we now know as the Old Testament. Each culture that existed before and during the writing of the Old Tes...
  • A Comparison Of Early Civilizations
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    A comparison of Early civilization After reading the articles on early civilization, I've identified several similarities and differences about the people who were from these three cultures. The civilizations in the articles include, the people from Mesopotamia, the Quiche' Indians, a tribe in early Meso-America, and "The book of Genesis" which offers a Christian or biblical explanation of how our own civilization originated. I will tell you about how they believed they came into existence and w...
  • Evolution Vs Creation Land Animal
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    Creation Vs. Evolution When looking for an answer of where we came from, there are two main beliefs: creation science and evolution. The term evolution basically means alterations through time - typically very slow changes over a very long time interval. Evolution is often casually referred to a person's change during their lifetime. However, when used in a scientific sense, it usually relates to changes that extend beyond a lifetime, sometimes involving millions or even billions of years. Crea...
  • Enuma Elish God One Genesis
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    The Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in B...
  • Female In Genesis Select Nation
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    The Intimidating Female in Genesis In the narrative in the book of Genesis, there are two main objectives. The first is a general goal to create a complex world designed for ideal human existence according to divinely legislated principles. The second is God's desire to establish a great nation within this world. According to the narrative, God aims to achieve these goals by constructing frameworks for his goals and then enlisting carious humans to help see them to fruition. However, as amply de...
  • Tragedy In Genesis God Death Jacob
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    People tend to view tragedy in cataclysmic and catastrophic terms. Every night on the news we hear murders, assassinations and bombings referred to as Tragedies. @ Tragedy need not be an event which affects the community at large. Rather, any event which teaches an important lesson to a specific person or a group of people can be viewed as a type of tragedy. While the Greek tragedies focused upon the catastrophic nature of tragedy, The Biblical Book of Genesis provides the reader with another t...
  • Enuma Elish God One Genesis
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    The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in Biblical texts. The...
  • Science V Religion Words Of The Bible
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    Since the dawn of man, humans have striven to explain the many mysteries of the universe, and to justify our existence in it. Throughout this journey of self-understanding, numerous standpoints on human existence have evolved and merged into a complex, abstract manifestation called religion. However, as the human race has grown and advanced itself, many ideas expressed by religion seem less and less plausible. Advances in science and technology have yielded a new breed of human thought that has ...
  • Creation Vs Scientific Investigation
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    Creation Myth vs. Scientific Investigation In the beginning life was created on Earth. The question that needs to be answered is how was life created. As of right now, the two main answers given for origin of life are, God and the creation myth and the Big Bang theory. These two answers differ greatly. The difference between them is that the creation myth is merely a myth and the Big Band theory is an investigation. A myth is a traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to un...
  • The Red Tent All You Need To
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    Literary Analysis: The Red Tent The author and her times Anita Diamant, author of the historic fiction novel, The Red Tent, is a devout Jewish-American living in Newton ville, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter, Emilia. She has written five books about contemporary Jewish life, The Red Tent being her first novel. Diamant may have been influenced by the recent resurgence of creating Midrash im, or stories that attempt to explain the Torah by examining its subtexts. Modern women have take...
  • The True Story Of Creation Religion Or Science
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    The True Story of Creation Religion or Science For centuries, the battle has been raging between science and religion over the question of how man came into being. The two opposing forces have clashed countless times in history, with such violent conflicts as to result in bloodshed and death. Probably the most controversial issue debated by the two sides is the creation of everything in the universe, from stars and planets to plants and people. Christians use the Bible, specifically the book of ...
  • Genesis Adam And Eve
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    Many epics and myths of previous generations can compare to stories of the Old Testament. Myths such as the Enum a E lish, story of Ba " al, and the Gilgamesh Epic all relate to chapters in Genesis, Psalms, and many other's in the Bible. The Gilgamesh Epic especially refers to the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2: 4-11: 32. Both describe the suffering, evil, and mortality result from human arrogance and rebellion. George Adam Smith found tablets while working at a British Museum. After looking...
  • Ate Society Of Violence And Extravagance
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    ATE We live in a society of violence and extravagance. One can pick up a newspaper and see a headline reading "Bride Killed On Wedding Day By Crazed Ex-Boy Friend." We live in an age of people who drive hundred thousand dollar cars. These are on opposite sides of the spectrum. We see people causing great pain and people who are trying to lose themselves in material goods, to avoid the suffering in life. This is the society we live in, which can be seen in all civilizations in the history of man...
  • Comparison Of Epic Of Gilgamesh To Old Testament
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    The Flood Stories: The Validity Debate Continues In the Epic of Gilgamesh, it articulates how, "For six days and six nights the winds blew, torrent and tempest and flood overwhelmed the world, tempest and flood raged together like warring hosts" (Sandars 111). Alternatively, in the Old Testament, it says, "All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened... And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; ... and the ark went upon ...
  • Comparison Of Frankenstein To Adam And Eve
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    In the old Testament, the Book of Genesis has many parallels to the Creation of the monster. Love is the basic information by which Adam and the monster have been created. The question that arises from this is "Is the monster an Adam like figure?" Adam did not have the same sufferings as the monster because he did not endure the hostility of the society. Therefore: the book of Genesis mirrors the creation of the monster but with differences and its consequences. The entire basis of Christianism ...