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Ancient Biblical Stories and Greek Myths Being Male Oriented - Ancient Biblical Stories and Greek Myths Being Male Oriented Are the ancient biblical stories and the myths of the Greeks irredeemably male oriented. All ancient societies treated women as the inferior gender. It has been historically shown that in the ancient world, men were the leaders, heroes, and kings, and women served primarily as companions, helpers, and child-bearers. In the Old Testament and throughout ancient Greek literature, there is a constant theme of male superiority that cannot be ignored....   [tags: Papers] 1640 words
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Canterbury Tales - Linking Griselda of The Clerk's Tale to the Biblical Sacrifice of Abraham - Linking Griselda of The Clerk's Tale and the Biblical Sacrifice of Abraham       The Clerk's Tale seems to strike most readers as a distasteful representation of corrupt sovereignty and emotional sadism; few can find any value in Walter's incessant urge to test his wife's constancy, and the sense that woman is built for suffering is fairly revolting to most modern sensibilities. Nevill Coghill, for instance, described the tale as "too cruel, too incredible a story," and he notes that "even Chaucer could not stand it and had to write his marvelously versified ironic disclaimer" (104-5)....   [tags: Clerk's Tale Essays]
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Abraham's Obedience: A Biblical Epic - Although it may not be automatically detected by many of today's readers, a common literary genre manifests itself within several accounts of the Bible: epic. Epic is often a form of literature affiliated with works such as The Odyssey, however, its unique, artistic style can also be easily detected within the Word of God. Abraham's faithful obedience to God when called upon to sacrifice his only son is one such example found within the book of Genesis. It contains several epic elements which Homer's audience would recognize with ease....   [tags: The Bible] 1167 words
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Biblical Theology of The Exodus - The Exodus is the familiar story of the nation of Israel. Gods chosen people being taken out of slavery, after a series of plagues against Egypt and into the wilderness in search of the promise land. (Ex. 7-14) Throughout the Exodus, God reveals his character in two main themes, one through the constant redemption of his people (Ex. 14-30) and his power and superiority. The word Exodus means “departure” or “outgoing” and God continually provides a way of escape for his people throughout the Exodus ( Ex....   [tags: Bible, God, Miracles, Power]
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Evidence for the Biblical Flood - “And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy the earth. Make yourself an ark…” (Genesis 6:13-14, English Standard Version) “For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.” (Genesis 6:17, ESV) “And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you....   [tags: Noah's Ark, Science and Religion]
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Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark - Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark Many of the same ancient stories can be found in different cultures. Each story differs in a small way, but the general idea remains synonymous. One story that is paralleled in several cultures is the legend of a great flood. The epic of Gilgamesh resembles the Bible’s story of Noah’s Ark, but specific details differ in several aspects.      The story of Gilgamesh originates from twelve fire-hardened, mud tablets, written in cuneiform, in the Mesopotamian culture from around 2500 B.C.E....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible]
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John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Modern Biblical Story of Cain and Abel - John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Modern Biblical Story of Cain and Abel " And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, ' Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said, ' I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?' And he said, ' What hast thou done. The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand....   [tags: East Eden Essays]
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Contrasting the Gods in Homer’s Odyssey and the Biblical Book of Exodus - Contrasting the Gods in Homer’s Odyssey and the Biblical Book of Exodus Many authors have employed the religious beliefs of their cultures in literature. The deities contained in Homer’s Odyssey and in the Biblical book of Exodus reflect the nature of the gods in their respective societies. Upon examination of these two works, there are three major areas where the gods of the Greek epic seem to directly contrast the nature of the God of the Israelites: the way problems are solved, the prestige and status that separates the divine from the masses, and the extent of power among the immortal beings....   [tags: Homer Odyssey]
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Position Paper Concerning the Use of Biblical Quotations in Matter of Science - Position Paper. “Concerning the Use of Biblical Quotations in Matter of Science” 1) Is Galileo right that Joshua passage cannot be taken literally, and that some interpretation is necessary no matter which system of the world is being considered. Yes. Literal reading of Joshua will bring us to unpleasant consequences. If only Sun’s and Moon’s spheres will be stopped, laws of Ptolemy will be broken (f.ex. relationship between planets and Sun-Earth line). In Copernican Universe, with modern discoveries of Galileo’s, sudden stop of Earth will be at least as destructive as the Deluge....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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The Biblical Flood of Genesis Based Upon the Flood of the Epic of Gilgamesh - Biblical Flood Based Upon the Flood of Gilgamesh       In the middle of the nineteenth century, archaeologists unearthed twelve clay tablets. Around the turn of the twentieth century, archaeologists finally managed to decipher the tablets written in Akkadian, the language of ancient royalty and diplomacy. The tablets tell of the story of Gilgamesh. (1) The eleventh tablet tells that Gilgamesh, in his quest for immortality set out on a long journey to look for his ancestor, Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim was already bestowed with eternal life by the gods....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Flood Myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical Flood Myth of Genesis - The Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Flood of Genesis       The Biblical book, Genesis, of the Old Testament contains an account of an historic Flood which has never been equaled in intensity. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a Flood quite expansive and quite devastating. Are they a record of the same event.   E.A. Budge states in Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh that the narration of the Flood in Sumero-Babylonian records may simply be related to a local flood instead of a worldwide Flood such as the Bible narrates:   It is not too much to assume that the original event commemorated in the Legend of the De...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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What Biblical and Church Teachings Might be Used in a Discussion on Abortion - What Biblical and Church Teachings Might be Used in a Discussion on Abortion The Christian teachings that might be used in a discussion about abortion would be those with views on life, death and murder. Genesis 1:26-31 states that god wishes for us to have many children to rule over the animals. therefore it is implied here that he would fron upon abortion. in the ten commandments (found in Exodus 20:13) commandment number 6 states that 'thou shalt not murger' therefore once again abortion must be wrong because it involves the murder of a foetus....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Biblical View of Creation - The Documentary Theory holds that the Pentateuch was composed or compiled from several different documents or traditions written by several different authors. These original documents were argued to favor different styles and names for God, and thus were written by different authors. One document might favor “Elohim,” while another might favor “YHWH.” These sources are generally argued to be source J, E, P, and D. Genesis, however, only shows traces of J, E, and P. Some have even further subdivided the four primary sources....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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A New Way to Read and Study the Bible in Michael Joseph Brown's They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies - ... In addition to the “foundation of modern biblical Scholarship”, the historical-critical method, readers will discover several other methods. Readers will get the opportunity to read up on the process of each method and compare both the advantages and disadvantages. Brown then, strategically, works into a sub-chapter titled “A Primer on Biblical basics” which includes topics such as the creation of the Bible itself, the languages of the Bible and chapter and verse divisions. Brown even includes the significance of the use of italics....   [tags: scholar, guide, faith]
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Biblical Motivators - “…Without prayer we probably won’t risk great things for God.” -Don Fields When we look throughout the Bible we can see a consistent theme when there are things to be done: Man needs motivation. Various men rose to the occasion to motivate their brethren and in each case we see great love come forth. Love can do many things. This paper will address three things that love has done and can do. Love can build a temple, love can build a wall, and love can spread the Gospel. For us to have a firm grasp of the first two points, we must look at the events that happened that made a need to rebuild the temple and the wall....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Biblical History - II believe that the author is attempting to reveal the depth and breadth of recorded history from the first event ever recorded to the present, and from the oral traditions to the documented present using the latest media available in order to preserve the current events for our children. Since honesty is no longer valued as a method which involves freedom from deceit or fraud, we no longer have a reliable measuring stick for determining the worth or truth of a discovery, or observation with regard to history being recorded....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 875 words
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Biblical Worldview Essay - Human identity can be summed up by looking at it from two perspectives. Who we are in our natural state and who we are in Christ. Mankind in his natural state is driven by his sin nature. Romans 1-8 perfectly lays out who and what we are in our natural state. It also lays out who and what we are in Christ. “For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin.” (Romans 3:9 NIV) In Romans 1:29-31, Paul gives a long list of wicked behaviors that are still prevalent in today’s society, which lets me know that we, in our natural state, are the same as we always have been....   [tags: human identity]
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Biblical Gender Interpretations - Responsible use paper The bible has been the center of many debates and has been used correctly and incorrectly. My objective in this paper is to illuminate the many flaws in the century-old yet ever present interpretation of the bible that suggests women are lesser than men. I will also commend and explain the use of the bible during the civil rights movement. Some people believe that women were created for the sole purpose of assisting men. They justify their position by citing Genesis chapter two, in which God takes a rib from Adam and creates Eve....   [tags: equality, women, civil rights]
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Rembrandt: The Seventeenth Century Art Master - Introduction In the seventeenth century, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a very big role into what made biblical paintings so popular. Combining his interest in the bible and painting set him out to making him a well-known artist of today. In return for his contributions to art came fame and wealth; however, all that eventually faded due time. Life of Rembrandt Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on the sixteenth of July, 1606, in the city of Leiden. Leiden is located in the Netherlands where Rembrandt settled a majority of his life....   [tags: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Biblical Art]
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Review of Business for the Glory of God - Review of Business for the Glory of God Author Wayne Grudem wrote the book “Business for the Glory of God”, which relies strongly on biblical teachings. The book discusses issues like possession, productivity, employment, industrial transactions, profit, money, difference of possessions, competition, borrowing and disposal, attitudes of heart, and impact on world financial condition from a biblical stand, every area unit “fundamentally smart and provides several opportunities for glorifying God however additionally several temptations to sin.” (Grudem, 2003, p....   [tags: Wayne Grudem, biblical teachings, property, God]
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Nature vs. Nurture: A Biblical Perspective - The Nature versus Nurture debate has been ongoing for centuries. People have tried to gain power through knowledge in determining what causes the human “mind to tick.” For centuries leaders and scientists have performed unethical and immoral studies to determine why two people with similar genetic composition can come from similar backgrounds and turn out so differently. I have witnessed a person raised in a poor home by parents with drug addictions become a thriving contributable member of society....   [tags: Christian beliefs]
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Biblical Stories: Jesus, Daniel, and Elijah - ... Elijah believes so strongly in God that he pours water on the wooden pile before a sacrifice, which each god (Baal or Yahweh) needs to light, just so all can see how powerful his Lord is. Elijah never questions any command given by Yahweh: “Elijah went and did as the Lord said” (Roche 234). Elijah responds with this, when given a task, and because he never disputes or challenges him, God rewards Elijah willingly, when the prophet needs a miracle. This divine covenant is made apparent when he asks God to light the soaking wet wood; a lightning bolt immediately ignites the bullock and wood into an impressive fire....   [tags: religion, christianity] 686 words
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Early Forces - The religious practices and thoughts elicited through ancient monotheistic thought to the modern world are astounding in nature and in beginnings. It is what shaped these beginning that has affected much of current Western, European, and middle eastern thought. Because of their impact, the importance of understanding these factors cannot, and should not, be undermined by the ease of simple daily activities and thoughts. The thoughts that guided great biblical heroes, such as Abraham, Moses, and the entire Judean nation still resonate through to the modern status quo of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic practitioners....   [tags: biblical heroes, religion, idolatry]
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An Analysis of The Book of Romans - The book of Romans is a letter from Paul written to the people from the church at Rome. It teaches about righteousness from God, unrighteousness of all mankind, justification, and sanctification. Paul wrote this letter to inform us about sin and how to have true righteousness. The righteousness that comes from our faith through Jesus Christ. In Genesis 1 NIV God created all humans, creatures, heavens, and the earth. We know this because we believe that the Bible is a revelation of God for us to know he exist....   [tags: Biblical Worldview Essay]
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Biblical Exegisis: Ephesians 1: 15-23 - Detailed Analysis Vv. 15-16: I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. Paul’s introductory phrase “for this reason” takes us back to the introductory blessing (1: 3-14) and is the basis for Paul’s prayer. Paul begins this prayer report giving thanks for and encouragement to his audience. Many have taken “I have heard of your faith” as evidence against an Ephesian audience but this does not necessarily imply that Paul does not know them....   [tags: apostle paul, jesus, church]
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Capital Punishment Throughout History - Murder is an undeniably common occurrence in our society; its perpetration can only be prevented or punished. Since biblical times, the law of equivalent exchange has been interpreted as an “eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” Capital punishment is a form of retribution for the loved ones of a victim and can be construed as a deterrence to homicide. Because all men have an inherent moral code and the ability to control their own fate, capital punishment should be continued in the United States....   [tags: biblical times, moral code, eye for an eye]
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Biblical Meaning For The Word Samaritan - Religion 1. From the article and from your work in our class so far, what do you think makes this word important and what do you think it's basic meaning is. Based off the text and how I interpreted the word Samaritan, I thought that it was just talking about Jesus getting water from a woman that just happened to live in Samaria. I have no idea about what was the point other than her being kind to him. When I have been in church I was always told just that the basic "moral" of the story was be kind to your neighbors, and just by reading the book of John I decided there was no need to question it....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1403 words
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Proof of the Biblical Flood - "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 the face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). The flood was a catastrophic event that changed the earth in traumatic ways, but many people deny that this event ever took place. The main documentation of this occurrence is found in the Bible, but since many people refuse to believe that it is a valid source of history and has no weight in science, it cannot be used to say whether or not the earth was ever completely submerged in water....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 2692 words
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Your Kingdom Come: Exploring the Meaning of this Biblical Phrase - Prayer is an important part of our daily lives. In praying regularly we grow closer to God for we are communicating with God. In prayer we may be asking him for help or thanking and praising him for His blessings but we are speaking with the Lord and He sincerly wants to hear and answer the prayers of His people. The second petition in the Lord’s prayer is your kingdom come. This petition is mentioned in Luke 11 when Jesus is teaching his disciples to pray and in Matthew 6:10 in Jesus’ sermon on the mount where the subject was the kingdom of heaven....   [tags: bible, religion] 754 words
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Going to Get Gassy: A Biblical Look at Climate Change - As a member of the National Rural Electric Company I am presenting to you the idea of cutting off the carbon dioxide limitations is not the brightest of decisions. It will change the world as we know it. Over the past few years record-breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms, wildfires and shrinking icecaps, alongside the acidifying of the oceans has been the topic of discussion. In Missouri this winter we have seen more snow, extreme freezing temperatures, and then day’s later 60 degree weather just to start over again....   [tags: atmosphere, electricity, god] 813 words
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The Biblical Subtext in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot - Samuel Beckett may have renounced the use of Christian motifs in Waiting for Godot, but looking at the character of Lucky proves otherwise. We can see Lucky as a representative figure of Christ as his actions in the play carry a sort of criticism of Christianity. His role suggests that the advantages of Christianity have declined to the point where they no longer help humanity at all. If you analyze the poem Waiting for Godot you can see the huge parallels between the character of Lucky and Jesus....   [tags: Waiting For Godot Essays] 583 words
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Biblical Reasons the End of Days are Upon Us - Reason #1 In Daniel 12:4 it says, “Even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” I believe that knowledge has definitely increased dramatically over the years. Throughout history, knowledge has been slowly increasing over time. But as you can tell today technology has increased at such a quick rate over a short period of time. This tells me that “knowledge shall be increased.” has been attained. Education in Daniel’s time was not received by many people....   [tags: education, prophecies, god]
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Biblical Leaders: A Self Analysis Paper Based on Joshua - A great leader is a person who takes and guides a group to a certain direction or goal. Leaders do not just designate tasks and responsibilities to the people under them, they teach them, and help them complete their tasks. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a great leader who was faithful to God until he took his last breath. We will explore Joshua’s history, personality and leadership style. History/Background Every person needs good leadership especially in times of struggle and doubt, for those that lead and may one day serve as leaders, Joshua serves as a role model....   [tags: god, jesus, Jehovah] 1334 words
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Using Biblical Principles For Making Wise Business Decisions - ABC Company is a small contract manufacturing business. They are located in a small town and employ 33 people. They own an 80,000 square foot building that is built on 66 acres. They manufacture their own product and also do contract manufacturing for other customers. ABC Company has been approached by a new customer requesting ABC Company to manufacture their product with the new customer’s brand name. At this time, ABC Company is running the manufacturing line for this product for another customer and is running at capacity on first shift....   [tags: Business Expansion]
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Comparing the Babylonian Flood vs. Biblical Flood - As early as 1000 B.C.E. tablets were discovered in several different regions as the first piece of literature known as, The Epic of Gilgamesh. This ancient Mesopotamia epic poem was delivered to the public in a theatrical way which was, then, the era’s only form of entertainment. “Around 1200 B.C.E. the epic was revised into its definitive form by a Babylonian priest named Sin-liqe-unninni” (Damrosch 29). Then, there is “the first eleven chapters of The Book of Genesis which was a prologue for the entire Torah, the Hebrew Bible that was written in the 1st millennium B.C.E.” (Damrosch 74)....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Nature of the Millennium: Revelation 20:1-6 - Introduction The term millennium does not appear anywhere in Scripture. The idea originated from a thousand year period of time that characterizes the reign of the Messiah. In fact, the phrase “thousand years” is stated six times in Revelation 20. There are three main schools of thought based upon one’s view of the thousand-year reign of Christ. These views are: Amillennial, Postmillennial and Premillennial. Over the centuries these prophetic differences have caused conflict within the body of Christ and are still currently widely debated....   [tags: Biblical Millennium]
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Jesus the Christ: The Historical Jesus - The Birth of Jesus We can see the birth of Jesus in Matthew (Matt 1:18-25) (Matt 2:1-12), Luke (Luke 2:1-2) and John (John1:1-18). Both Matthew and Luke tell us that Jesus’ birth place was in Bethlehem in Judea in the time of King Herod of Judea and Emperor Augustine of the Roman Empire. The gospels tell us that Jesus was born in a stable under an inn (Luke 2:7). This is unlikely because Bethlehem was the birthplace of David, who was Joseph’s ancestor. This means that there may have been a house with his cousins or extended family there....   [tags: Biblical History]
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Joseph: The Jew who Ruled Egypt - A boy with a special gift, the ability to interpret dreams, brings him great power and wealth. His childhood was destroyed by his older brothers who were jealous of him. God loved this boy and created him a nation, the nation of Egypt. Joseph was his name. He is the Jew who captured the heart of the Egyptian Pharaoh and became a governor over all of Egypt. His story is known to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike who all regard him as a timeless hero. The story of Joseph, as told in the book of Genesis in the King James Bible begins when he is seventeen years old....   [tags: Biblical History]
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Prophecy in the Book of Daniel - I. INTRODUCTION Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks refers to an end time vision that God had given him through his servant; angel Gabriel. This vision came to him as he was praying after perceiving that the time period that had been prophesied by Prophet Jeremiah concerning their seventy year captivity period had already passed. This vision came to him as an answer to his prayer since after realizing that the time period had passed, he went ahead and started repenting for the sins of his people so that God may have mercy upon them and forgive them their sins, and if possible allow them to go back to their country....   [tags: Biblical Analysis]
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Analysis of The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls - Analysis of The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls Preamble “The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our God stands forever” Isaiah 40.8 “Mohammed Dib, a Bedouin shepherd of the T’Amireh tribe” (Keller, 1957, 401) could not have known that he would be the person who, in 1947, would bring to bear the words of Isaiah 40.8 This shepherd boy had been clambering around the clefts and gullies of a rock face on Wadi Qumran, north of the Dead Sea hoping to find one of his lost lambs. Thinking that it could have taken refuge in a cave he threw stones at the opening....   [tags: Biblical Scriptures Dead Sea Scrolls Essays]
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The Levirate Law in the Biblical Story of Tamar - The law of the levirate was a standard male-centered practice in ancient Israel. It also was the only way that Tamar could ensure her dependent status within her late husband’s family and evade the shame of returning home. The WBC explains her predicament precisely, “Even more anomalous is the young childless widow who has no hope of becoming a fruitful member of her husband’s clan once the husband is dead. Indeed, she has altogether lost her tie with that clan. Yet she, like the barren wife, no longer belongs in her father’s household.” So even though the law of the levirate was superficially misogynistic, it benefited women almost, if not more than men (WBC 25)....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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Biblical Creationism versus Scientific Origin - Commonly, religious discussion turns to the subject of origins. There are two reasons for this: firstly, there are those with a literal or semi-literal interpretation of the Bible (or other relevant holy book) who remain convinced that the world was created in the recent past looking more or less as it does today. Obviously, this issue must be resolved before the existence or nature of the deity can even begin to be discussed. Secondly, even those with the more common, nonliteral interpretation of the creation story often use arguments that aren't valid to insist on direct interference by a deity at one or more points in the past....   [tags: Science Religion Creation] 8411 words
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Comparing Biblical Stories with the Stories of Zoroastrianism, Egyptian Mythology, and Buddhism - Christianity first emerged in mid-1st century CE, from Palestine and Israel. Christians believe that God is the sole creator of the universe, and that his son, Jesus, died for humans on the cross to save them from sin. Christians believe in an eternal life after death, in either a Heaven or a Hell, and that the way to Heaven is accepting God as the only God, and leading a holy life. Christians also acknowledge the existence of Satan, the spirit that personifies all evil and malice in the world....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Parallels between Emily Dickinson's "39" and the Biblical Book of Job - In one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson, ‘39’ or [49] published in 1858, she almost parallels the life of Job in the Bible who lost all he had, but because he was faithful all of his loss was restored; I like that there are so many ways to interpret the loss and blame in this very short poem; for example, her loss could be a loss of possession or a loss of a child because “in the sod” could refer to either to an actual plot of land with its crops and the possessions that would come with it or to burying deceased children; to be a beggar could mean that she is literally poor and landless, which would mean that she had no way to provide for herself, or that she had no children and praye...   [tags: Emily Dickinson, Job, Bible, poetry,] 527 words
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The Holy Spirit - ... The Spirit’s involvement does not end with the initiation of the missionary enterprise. He also empowers and directs it, even to the point of leading churches to set aside missionaries (Acts 13:13) and directing missionaries as to where they should go (Acts 16:7). As they go it is He who gives the ability and the boldness to witness fearlessly to the truth of the resurrection (Acts 4:8). These to me means that I can go out into the world and maybe lead people to the lord or even get them filled with the Holy Spirit....   [tags: biblical essay] 882 words
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Origins of the Biblical Flood of Genesis and the Flood of Gilgamesh -       Flood stories have been a common thread in many religions across the globe. One of the stories we are most familiar with in our culture, the story of Noah’s Ark, is a well-known segment of the old testament, and an interesting story of how God punished the world for how corrupt it had become. God accomplished this by flooding the world, and annihilating all the creatures upon it, save for Noah and his family and a pair of each type of creature on the earth . This story, however, has roots deep in the past, some of which have only come to light with the development of new archeological techniques and technology....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Biblical Flood of Noah in Genesis and the Gilgamesh Flood - The Flood of Noah and the Gilgamesh Flood       The Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, after two and a half millennia of dormancy, was resurrected by British archaeologists in the nineteenth century. Amid the rubble of an Assyrian palace, the twelve clay tablets inscribed the adventures of the first hero of world literature – King Gilgamesh, whose oral folk tales go back to at least 3000 years before Christ (Harris 1). Tablet XI contains the story of the Flood. In this essay let us compare this flood account to the more recent Noah’s Flood account in Genesis of the Old Testament....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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The Use of Jewish Traditions in the Book of James - In the Bible, the book of James is surrounding by controversy. There are debates on its genre, author, when it was written, and who the book was addressed to. The book of James is said to be a letter, however James does not have the components of a letter. The components of a letter include a salutation, greeting, body, and a closing. James only contains a salutation and a greeting but lack the closing. Also, the body of a letter has one unified topic, however James does not. The body of James has many topics and has a rhythm that flows like a sermon or a loose arrangement of essay joined together in one book....   [tags: Biblical studies, religion]
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The Story of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew - In Matthew 24:43–25:13, it gives us a story of Jesus. We see Jesus painted as a thief in the night and as a bridegroom, both being mirrored images of Jesus as the returning King. The central message in both stories is to watch and be ready, because the day and hour of His coming are unknown. In Matthew 24:43-51, it gives a parable of two slaves, one whom is a wise and faithful servant, found caring for the master’s household (God’s people). The other is an evil servant whom beats the other slaves, lives among the world, and commits worldly acts....   [tags: interpretation project, Biblical studies] 636 words
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Bible Based Message on the Importance of Forgiveness - This is not an exhaustive or comprehensive treatment of the topic. This message highlights some selected important aspects of forgiveness. It is guided by bible-based verses in keeping with the belief that the Bible is the greatest source of wisdom. “To err is human, to forgive divine”, first proclaimed by Alexander Pope in the 17th century, is not an empty adage. It expresses a fundamental weakness in humans, and establishes a supernatural connection that elevates us from an errant being to one created in the image of God....   [tags: biblical, theology, christianity] 2888 words
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Sexual Sin and Immorality in the Old Testament - ... This is nowhere more evident than in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where in Gen. 19 God destroyed both cities because of their twisted demoralized nature and desire for homosexuality. It highlights the pinnacle of sex gone wrong, and illustrates how far sex has come from being a divine tool of God to being a tool of depravity and fulfillment of lustful thoughts and actions. Moreover, homosexuality is condemned by the Old Testament, as stated in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination (ESV).” Aside from Sodom and Gomorrah, there are other stories in the Old Testament where such a divine gift from God has been corrupted by the sinful desir...   [tags: biblical studies, relationship with Christ]
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The Holly Spirit and His Holly World - The natural world which mankind inhabits is visible to physical eyes. Tangible objects fill the scenes of this earthly realm. The world and its components are familiar and open to humanity and as a result most are comfortable with their natural environment and with what they can physically see. Yet, man is a two-fold being in that he is a spiritual being as well as an earthly one. Man possesses a soul, and that soul will live eternally. Of course, the soul of man pertains to the spiritual side of mankind where the spirit world play an integral role in the decisions he makes, the influences he is subjected to, and where the soul of man will ultimately spend eternity....   [tags: Biblical Definition, Instances]
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The Restoration of the Kingdom of Judah - Judah was not the only nation that had been taken captive to Babylon, others escaped to Egypt and parts unknown. However God was not finished with the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament He had revealed through the prophets how He would reconstruct the nation of Israel after the desolation of the land. Towards the end of the Old Testament period it reveals how God reestablished His nation. In 586 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had overthrown Judah, and the land was in ruins, and the people were in exile....   [tags: Biblical studies, religious beliefs] 614 words
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The Positivity of No in Scripture - Words have power. It does not come from the vowels and consonants which form them, nor is it born out of the resonance produced in our ears when they are spoken. The power of words comes from the objects, experiences, ideas and truth which they summon in our minds when we hear them. These connections are potent and have the ability to move and shape our lives as we respond to the words which are spoken to us, or which we whisper to ourselves. We begin forming these associations as we learn language....   [tags: Biblical & Theological Essays] 1333 words
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Events of The Patriarchs Lives - In the events of the patriarchs' lives by which the foundations of the nation Israel were laid, begins with the life and Faith of Abram’s obedience to the covenant of God, before his name was changed to Abraham. Moses still being the great Patriarch of the scriptures explains the existence of how the founding fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, began as these great leaders, he starts by telling their life story, which began with the day Abram was born and received the call of God. (Genesis 12-50) Abram was born in 2166 B.C....   [tags: Biblical Figures, Story, God]
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Close Study of John 6 - The fourth gospel of the Bible is carefully crafted by adding details that is different from the synoptic gospels. Within the sixth chapter of John is filled with Jesus's miracles and teachings. Jesus feeding the five thousand and Jesus stating that he is the bread of life has similar characteristics. As well as the second section, Jesus walking on water and last section, disciples deserting Jesus have same characteristics with each other. There are common characteristics that these sections as well....   [tags: New Testament, Biblical studies]
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Exploring Jesus' Use of Parables - ... This can also be seen in another trait of Jesus’ parables: the need for parables to be seen in context (Snodgrass, 2012, p. 178). Some skeptics argue that because the parables were so far in the past, they have only been manipulated since then, and what is perceived to be the message of the parables today cannot be trusted as what the intended message actually was (Snodgrass, 2012, p. 177). However, this is incorrect. The parables must indeed be seen within the context of their past, for that is what authenticates their message (Snodgrass, 2012, p....   [tags: Biblical studies, religious beliefs]
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Analysing the Gospel of Mark - ... Third, in Mk. 5: 21-24, 35-43, I had never realized that Jairus’ daughter, who Jesus healed, was only 12 years old. This stood out to me because the girl was right around my age. That fact brought this story a lot closer to home. It also made me realize the struggles that these people faced. A girl, my age, could die of something that we could heal quite easily in modern times. This was also such an interesting story because the girl was actually dead, but all Jesus had to do was to tell her to get up....   [tags: biblical analysis, the four evangelists] 735 words
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Abrahamic Covenant of Grace - ... The Mosaic covenant is typically categorized as a suzerain-vassal treaty. In this covenant agreement God promised to curse Israel for disobedience or bless them for obedience. The Mosaic covenant had specific restrictions and regulations which can be considered proof of a conditional treaty. Also there is a statement in the Mosaic covenant in Exodus 19:5 which state “Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine”....   [tags: Old Testament, Biblical sutdies]
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The Book of Colossians - ... Anything that detracts from his supremacy over all things does not hold true to the gospel in which all men are to affirm. This principle is also upheld through the literary tools employed by the author, Paul. Colossians 1:15-23 was written in a chiastic structure, made up of five elements. The A and A’ elements (15-17 and 23) are parallel ideas that lead the reader into the B and B’ elements (15-20a and 21-22), which are also parallel ideas. The C element (20b) is the center of this passage and has no parallel element, suggesting that it is the author’s intended focus....   [tags: biblical studies, interpretations] 869 words
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Grapes of Wrath - biblica comparison - Many novels written contain parallels to the Bible. This couldn’t be truer in the case John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck alludes to Biblical characters and events with the use of Rose of Sharon, Jim Casy, and also the Joad’s journey to California. There are other events in the book that parallel the Bible, although the portrayal of Rose of Sharon and Jim Casy are the most obvious. The novel is broken into 3 different parts, the time spent in Oklahoma, the journey on the road, and the time spent in California....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Understanding Philippians 2:5-11 - Literary Context In trying to understand Philippians 2:5-11 it is equally important to understand what is going on both before this passage occurs and what happens after. Paul is writing a letter to the church in Philippi and unlike some of his other letters he is filled with joy when writing to them. Immediately his letter begins with praise and thanksgiving directed towards the Philippians due to their kindness and provisions that they had consistently provided for Paul while he was in Prison....   [tags: New Testament, Biblical studies]
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Exploring the Women's Role in the Bible - ... 5). Even though women are child bearers, the bible suggests they came from man. Also, the bible establishes that men are dominant and rule the household. In a patriarchal society, women obey and respect the men in charge. However, in Exodus, the participation of women contributed to the success of the Israelites freedom. Raveh’s (2013) article explains: In our quest for the absent story of "birth" as a subject in classical Jewish literature, we must remember that this central and important event in the existence of every individual certainly in the ancient period that we are discussing—was, apparently, the exclusive domain of women....   [tags: Biblical studies, analysis, Old Testament]
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Theories behind the Disappearance of Dinosaurs - ... I would think that lots of animals died off because they didn't have much food or anything to live off of unless they started eating each other,that could of happened but we don't know for sureHere is more on what I said before in the last paragraph not all the animals died,in fact lots of animals survived because most of the animals back then where flying animals like birds and other flying animals. Then you have all the ground moles and things that and all the animals that where under the ground.To say that mammals survived the extinction doesn’t do justice to the history of life either....   [tags: biblical explanation, scientific view, asteroid]
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Myth and Book of Genesis Biblical Flood Myth - Comparing the Gilgamesh and Genesis Floods       The rendition of the historic, worldwide Flood recorded in Genesis of the Old Testament is similar to the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria. Let us compare the two in this essay.   Alexander Heidel in his book, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, provides a background for the survivor of the Sumero-Babylonian Flood, Utnapishtim:   Utnapishtim was the son of Ubara-Tutu, the Otiartes, or, rather, Opartes of Berossus....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Philosophical Theantropy as the Principle of Religious Ecumenism - Philosophical Theantropy as the Principle of Religious Ecumenism ABSTRACT: One universal constituent element of human consciousness is belief in the existence of a divine reality that is experienced by persons as the most intimate and essential part of human life. Belief in transcendent reality, which is an immanent part of human nature, constitutes an awe-inspiring mystery (mysterium fascinans et tremens) — that is, a theantropy. Strictly speaking, ‘theantropy’ is a theological term which is used to express the "union of the divine and human natures in Christ" (as defined by Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)....   [tags: Biblical Religion Christianity Essays] 3134 words
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The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible - The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible The story of the Golden Calf illustrates the inherent fallibility of man. It starts out when the people ask Aaron to “make us gods, which shall go before us.” Despite the fact that God had spoken to them just days earlier commanding them not to make themselves any graven images, Aaron doesn’t argue too strongly against this, immediately asking them to turn over any gold jewelry they have so that he may make them a figure of worship....   [tags: Religion Biblical Essays] 901 words
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Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners. - Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners The Parable of the Prodigal Son reveals both Gods love for those who are ready to accept it, which in this case is the prodigal son who returns to his father, and his rejection of the self-centered righteousness. Repentance and forgiveness are essential to everyday life. In the book of Luke, the parable of the prodigal son is told. The father in the parable represents God. The prodigal son is symbolic of one who is living in sin, repents, and returns to fellowship with God....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Papers]
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Psychological and Christian Theories - Psychology and biblical teachings have history of being considered the opposite of each other. Regardless, there are still Christian counselors or therapists that use (or in a sense, have to use) techniques that come from psychological theories. They key here is to evaluate these psychological theories while using the truth of the bible as a guide. Doing so will help determine what may be helpful to use in certain situations and what will be opposed to God. Considering psychology is such a vast field, a Christian counselor will have to research many varieties of these psychological theories....   [tags: god, bibilical, freud] 586 words
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The Seventh Chapter of Romans - The seventh chapter of Romans remains one of the more controversial sections of Paul’s final letter. This paper will attempt to provide a unique interpretation and of vv14-25 . This section is rhetorically and stylistically challenging, and there is no consensus as to audience, or meaning. It might be seen as offering up a very low anthropology, and a pessimistic view of the human condition. Even the central question of who is thought to be speaking in the majority of the chapter remains a hotly contested question....   [tags: St. Paul's final letter, Biblical studies]
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Yeago's Theology - 1. In our Anglican parish, holding the Eucharist can also serve the same purpose as Yeago’s example of “sharing the peace.” Then, many theological questions pile up from the practice of the Eucharist such as: Why Jesus asked us to remember Him while we hold the Eucharist. And what should we remember. Do bread and wine really transform into Christ’s body and blood. If not, what are their symbolic meanings. How does the Eucharist reflect God’s salvation and reconciliation with human. What is the communal sense in the Eucharist?.....   [tags: Biblical Knowledge, Eucharist] 919 words
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Art and Religion - Art and Religion Art is many times involved with religious practices and ceremonies. Much art which is related to a type of religion uses symbolic images which pertain to the belief. A great deal of this art is used primarily as decoration. It is also used to exalt that which is being praised, and it is attempted to move the viewer or believer in some way. Art can be used to tell a story of history or simply to imply the power of what is being praised. There seem to be few religious practices which actually incorporate the art itself with the ceremony or ritual that is taking place....   [tags: Religious Biblical Essays] 978 words
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I Corinthians 6:12-13 - I Corinthians 6:12-13 "Everything is permissible for me" — but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me" — but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for the food" — but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (NIV). The broadest of freedom is being able to do what you want, when you want to do it, and wherever and however you want to do it. Freedom is being able to control our lives to do what pleases us, or what we think is going to give us the highest amount of pleasure....   [tags: Christianity Christian Biblical Essays]
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