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  • Gods In The Epic Of Gilgamesh
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    The story of the flood in bo the the Epic of Gilgamesh and in Genesis follows a common outline of narratives, however, each of these similarities are addressed and carried out in separate ways. THe way in which a particular similarity is handled serves to reflect on the nature of the divinity in these stories... IN each story the flood is brought on as a result of the divinities dissatisfaction with mankind behavior. In Genesis, God is concerned with mans lawlessness. All mortals led depraved li...
  • Rebekah The Values In Genesis
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    Rebekah The values in Genesis are disobeyed by yet another woman who does not conform to the female model of a fertile mother. While fertility is an overriding value in god's human construct that women in Genesis threaten to undermine women also obstruct the "natural" course of history which god has set in motion as part of his ideal world. After god reconstructs the world through Noah and then Abraham, the divine element withdraws from the world slightly, and a natural historical course begins ...
  • Hebrew God
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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...
  • God In Genesis
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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...
  • H Israel Jacob Matures 1
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    Genesis 1-11 Cosmological Stories Etiology- deep human question that a story answers Genesis 1: How many days did it take for God to make the earthS even 1. Light a. Night. Day 2. Sky 3. Dry land Let water divide Vegetation 4. Stars Genesis 2: How were man / woman created Man from dust, Woman from rib Why do people want to marry They are to leave their parents to go with their spouse What is our purpose To watch over the Garden and the world Adam- from Adama h- thing from dirtRuach- Gods breath,...
  • Plant In Rappaccini's Garden
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    Describing Biblical Parallels in Hawthorne's 'Rappaccini's Daughter' In Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter", many biblical parallels can be found. The story duplicates the chapter of genesis in the bible in many ways. Ranging from the characters, to the setting, and even the deadly plant in the story. The account of Adam and Eve in Genesis 1-3 is extremely similar to the situation of Giovanni and Beatrice in the story. In both "Rappaccini's Daughter" and the Genesis chapters in the bible, lush, ...
  • Start Of A New Beginning
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    Genesis Genesis is the start of a new beginning. In the King James Translation, the book of Genesis explains how everything came to be. Lord God creates meaningful things to establish the Earth. Amongst his creation he creates man and woman. There is always a beginning for everything, but, How does it begin, is the answer that seems to puzzle everyone. Christians believe that in the word of the Holy Bible, which justifies the answer, How does it begin? There are also folk tales and myths which t...
  • Second Genesis Account God
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    The creation of the earth and all that is within the earth is mysterious yet miraculous at the same time. Although there are probably hundreds of different accounts, they all seem to be different while almost identical in text. I will be comparing and contrasting between account one and account two in the book of Genesis. In the beginning, according to Genesis in the bible. In the two creation accounts God is portrayed in two different ways. In the first account God is portrayed as an ultimate o...
  • Flood Stories Of Gilgamesh And Genesis
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    . I have spent the first half of this semester studying the historical fiction of ancient cultures, more specifically, the book Genesis, the epic of Gilgamesh, and the Enuma Elish creation story. It was interesting to discover the uniqueness and at the same time, the similarities of the stories. Many of the details in the stories were similar, yet some aspects were different. For the purpose of this paper it is important to note the significance of what changes the author (s) of Genesis made and...
  • Norse Story Elder Eddas
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    Two well-known stories of creation are the Genesis and Elder Eddas. The Christian belief is their God Ijohba starts the creation of the universe by calling all things into existence from eternal darkness with a mire gesture of his hands and uttering the words let there be light. The Norse story Elder Eddas, does not start with a single god setting the process into, but with water rushing forth into a crevasse and freezing, welting, causing fog. From the fog came Giants and Ice fairies. There are...
  • 10 Times 12 Cubits In Height
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    Looking over the two accounts of the Flood narrative form The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis one would think that they were both similar. The Flood has the same origin in both accounts, the Mesopotamian region. They both have a main person that is warned of the Flood. They both release birds to determine if the water level has receded. They both come to rest on a mountain, when the waters subside. And at the end they both sacrifice an offering to the gods or God. Regardless of the similarities th...
  • Bad Human Traits In Genesis
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    The concept of the 'perfect' man or woman has always existed throughout the history of humankind. In the three classical texts of the Iliad, Genesis and Meno, there are portrayals of the ideal human qualities, as reflections on their specific culture and times. It would be of great interest to examine what exactly these qualities are, and in what respects they differ or are similar. If there is a single concept of human perfection then there must be a definite set of qualities which define it. I...

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