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Just One Hebrew God
2,727 wordsThe 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...
God Like Yahweh
612 wordsDeuteronomy 32: 36-39 Scope, Selection and Content of Pericope This text, within the Third Speech of Moses (Dt 29-32), is part of the Song of Moses (Dt 32: 1-43). The text is part of the redemption and vengeance section of the song. The selection, vv 36-39, is an appropriate pericope, even though it depends on the wider context for interpretation of its pronoun antecedents. Sources / Traditions/Form Chapter 32 is ancient material, dating to the united monarchy, incorporated into Deuteronomy duri...
Single God Of Nezahualcoyotl
583 wordsAt the time of the Spanish conquest, the religion of the Aztecs was polytheistic, based on the worship of a multitude of personal gods, most of them with well-defined attributes. Nevertheless, magic and the idea of certain impersonal and occult forces played an important role among the people. There was, in addition, among the uneducated classes tendency to exaggerate polytheism by conceiving of as gods, also, what to the priests, were only manifestations or attributes of one god (Caso, 1987). E...
2,240 wordsThe 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...
Only Evidence Of The Existence Of God
994 wordsThe Devil has his Christs "Krishna", which is actually Sanskrit for "Dark God", predated Jesus the Christ in the works of two Greek historians, Arri an and Strabo (Daleiden 105). Then there is Buddha, who predates Jesus by more than five centuries (Daleiden 105). There are many other religions, cults and superstitions after Jesus walked among chosen sinners. If so why has Christianity become such a big issue over the years in moral and political aspects in the world Is God a "woman" or an "Afric...
God The Explanation Of The Baseball Scenario
1,646 wordsEssay 2 First we will consider the assigned baseball scenario under Leibniz's system of metaphysics. In the baseball scenario, the aggregate of the player, bat, pitch, swing and all the other substances in the universe are one and all contingent. There are other possible things, to be sure; but there are also other possible universes that could have existed but did not. The totality of contingent things, the bat, the player, etc., themselves do not explain themselves. Here Leibniz involves the p...
Thor And Many Other Gods
1,603 wordsThe Norse World In Beowulf, many beliefs had to do with Norse mythology, from the way they buried their dead to their thoughts on war and violence. In Norse mythology, a persons honor depends on the way they die; a hero proves himself by dying while fighting the forces of evil, not by conquering it. (Hamilton, 444). Beowulf becomes a hero by dying while fighting the dragon. In most religions, Mythology is used to explain the world in which a person lives. For the Anglo-Saxons, the world was fill...
Your Devotion To Your Deity
796 wordsHinduism is the religion followed by the people of South Asia, mainly in India though. The term HInduism actually means "what the Indians do" and was applied to these people by Islamic Invaders. Hinduism is actually a mix of several different's ideals from different religions. Parts of it draw on the Vedic religion of the Aryan tribes from the north, some from the Dravidian civilization to the south, along with ideas from Buddhism. From the Dravidians came the belief of intense devotion to the g...
1,259 wordsIn the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld he receives redemption from his go...
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