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The Theme of Growth in Exodus - The Theme of Growth in Exodus  Exodus, by Leon Uris, is a novel of genuine Affirmation. One of the most prevalent of the affirmative themes is the idea of growth. Many of the characters learn a lot about themselves, and change tremendously in a positive way. Earlier in their lives, these characters decided to live their life one way, but throughout the book they change, and join each other to unite. Fighting for their common religion and fundamental rights brought them together in a way that is barely imaginable....   [tags: Exodus] 1611 words
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Exodus: Movement of Jah People - Rastafarian people share similarities with their role models, the Israelites, from the Biblical Book of Exodus. They are connected through Rastafarianism, a postcolonial religion the Jamaicans created, where the oppressed people sought to return to their ancestral promised land. Songs from Bob Marley such as “Africa Unite,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and “Exodus” display the Jamaican’s overcoming the European colonialism, how urgent it is to unite as one African body, and to return to Ethiopia. This is just like the Book of Exodus when Moses led his fellow oppressed Israelite community out of Egypt from the harsh ruler and returned to Israel....   [tags: rastafarian people, bible, exodus]
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The Book of Exodus -            The book of Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, or Weelleh Shemoth according to the Hebrew Bible. The books main theme is the removal of Hebrew people from Egypt. The book is meant to be a continuation of Genesis. Moses is believed to be the author of this book. During the period of Exodus Israel had been in Egypt for about 215 years. The book begins with the birth of Moses. The book then goes on to talk about the life of Moses and the things that he did throughout his life. The book also explains how the Hebrews were enslaved and then let free....   [tags: Introduction to the Book of Exodus]
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What is the Significance of Exodus 31:12 - 18 in Relationship to Jewish Beliefs? - Within Exodus 31:12 - 18 Moses is told the importance of the seventh day by God, he is reminded that it must be kept holy. The significance of the sabbath is of clear importance to the Jews who are told, “Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death”. (Exodus 31:14) For Jews, defiling the Sabbath day is one of the top sins, only outranked by those of idol worship and murder, historically people have been stoned to death for committing this sin....   [tags: sabbath day, Moses, jews, exodus ]
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The Exodus Debate - The Exodus of the Hebrew people out of Egypt as depicted in the Holy Bible is controversial. A literal, Biblical reading depicts inexplicable supernatural events suggesting the influence of the God of the Hebrews. There are three main theories about the Exodus Event. The first is that the event occurred exactly as accounted in the Bible, miraculous events included. Secondly, that the Exodus did occur, just not as the Bible describes. The last is that the event never occurred. The explanation of these theories will be presented in this paper....   [tags: Holy Bible, Hebrews, Egypt, plagues]
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Exodus And Moses - The Book of Exodus begins hundreds of years later once Joseph and his brothers have all died. This leaves a void in leadership over Israel and is eventually subdued to Moses. He is a Hebrew boy who starts off as a slave, and eventually encounters God through the burning bush where he is convinced to assume his role as leader of the Israelites. With the help of his brother Aaron, they face controversy with the Pharaoh of Egypt trying to rid their people and lead them to a land full of prosperity, which God has promised....   [tags: God, Israelites, Bible] 944 words
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Exodus and the Ethics of Labor - Oppression is something that has been repeated throughout history all over the world. Whether it was the oppression of Black Americans during the Jim Crow period or the oppression of Jews in Nazi Germany during World War II, oppression is an unethical act that humanity has not yet moved past. Looking to the Bible as a source of Christian ethics in terms of how to fight oppression and promote equality brings to attention how God intended His people to be treated, especially the poor and the helpless....   [tags: Social Issues, Oppression] 1557 words
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The Discrepancies in the Film Adaptation of Exodus - The Discrepancies in the Film Adaptation The book of Exodus is a detailed account of the story of the freedom of the Israelite people from their time of slavery in Egypt. At times the verses may be confusing and it might be hard to grasp points. We will discuss below how The Prince of Egypt was able to portray the main storyline, and look at some points in the movie where there where some incorrect themes or details were shown. At the beginning of The Prince of Egypt, we see the rush that the mother is in to get her baby, Moses, safely to the river....   [tags: Israelites, Bible, Prince of Egypt]
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The Truth Behind Exodus 8 - At first glance a story of the Bible may appear to be just that, a simple story; however, when one does more than simply read the story, there are a plethora of underlying meanings to be found. Reading the Bible in search of its meanings can sometimes be confusing, which results in several different interpretations and raises many arguments amongst the readers. When reading the Bible, “it is necessary to apply tools of critical reading to find out what God wants to communicate with us,” (Smith-Christopher, 28)....   [tags: The Bible]
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Exegetical Paper on Exodus 11 - Cultural Background The passage that I have decided to do my Exegetical Paper on is Exodus 11. Exodus 11 has to deal the Death of the First Born Son being announced. The passage has to do with the plague that God had set upon Egypt known as the Death of the First Born Son. It was the last plague that God had put upon  Pharaoh (Johnston, 1989). The plague was that every first born son was to die at midnight (Johnston, 1989). The meaning first born son literally meant every first born son such as a male calf, a male slave, or even the princes of Egypt themselves (Johnston, 1989)....   [tags: Cultural Background, Bible Verses]
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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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An Analysis of Exodus 6:8-10 - In Exodus 6:12, the Hebrew phrase “Poor Speaker” (NRSV), does not mean a physical speech disability in a literal sense, but rather it is used as a metaphor to describe Moses’ hesitation to speak to Pharaoh which was not only his own self-consciousness, but was also a product of Israelites disinclination towards him. A Plan of Defense I plan to start my defense by providing those arguments that claim that it was self-consciousness at Moses’ part rather than a disability. For instance, The Eerdmans' commentary states that “uncircumcised” in the passage has been used as a metaphor of being unfit or unready....   [tags: The Bible]
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The Myth of Exodus - The Myth of Exodus There are many themes running through the Old Testament myth of Exodus – slavery, rescue and redemption, guidance, commandments on how to live, the creation of a nation, and God’s power over other gods. In this paper I will explore what appears to be the chief reasoning behind the creation of the Exodus myth – the explanation of the creation of a monotheistic religion and the similarities of the Exodus myth to the ancient myths, as well as how one should approach the reading of the myth....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
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American Exodus by James N. Gregory - ... The author’s notion is that “The Dust Bowl migration movement teaches us about the ways American culture is transformed through relocation.” Gregory’s claim is that without migration; our sense of ideals, mannerisms, and literature would not be the same. It is through the Okies’ persona, morals, and experience that an identity is established and therefore, a landmark in culture. Gregory organizes his content in sections, Part 1: “Migration and Resettlement” and Part 2: “The Okie Subculture” to make his point....   [tags: struggles and misconceptions of the Okie migrant]
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A Meaningful Story - A Meaningful Story For my meaningful image, I chose the plague on the firstborn from Exodus 11-12. Exodus 11-12 describes the plague on the firstborn which the lord casts upon the people of Egypt. It depicts the celebration of the Passover and the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt. However, the means to this end are also depicted, those means being the death of every firstborn in Egypt "…from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill…" It is a religious image that portrays both the grace and the wrath of god....   [tags: Exodus] 935 words
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The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth - The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth The story of the tooth fairy has become a part of the cultural tradition of generations. Many American children discover the legend of the tooth fairy at an early age. Furthermore, this mythical tale explains the meaning behind children losing their baby teeth. It marks a rite of passage between infancy and early childhood. In the strictest sense of the definition of a myth, however, the tooth fairy does not qualify as a mythical story. It does not have all of the essential traits....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Ten Commandments Movie vs The Book of Exodus - The Ten Commandments is a movie about the book of Exodus and Moses. The movie began at the first order to kill all Hebrews under the age of two. Here Moses is cast off into the Nile and the story begins. It ends with the end of Moses’s life and Joshua taking over. The movie, for the most part, stayed true to the book of Exodus, but some detail and major plotline were different. The movie was good, but the added love story and power struggle made the movie a little off topic. The story itself, Moses being adopted, raised, sent away, and then came back and freed the people is the same, so Exodus is followed in a general way....   [tags: film review and comparison with the original] 1013 words
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Moses in the Book of Exodus - Moses in the Book of Exodus There have been many individuals who could be considered leaders, but some stand out among the others. An example of a superb leader is Moses. Moses is viewed as a righteous man in God's eyes and is chosen to lead the Hebrews out of oppression in Egypt. Contained in the story of Exodus are many examples of Moses' sacrifices and the hardships he endured while freeing the Hebrews. The faith of Moses was tested numerous times throughout the story, and, in some instances, it seemed that Moses had lost faith, however, being the "righteous" man that he was, he stuck it out until the end....   [tags: Papers] 833 words
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Themes in Exodus by Julie Bertanga - ‘Exodus, Julie Bertanga, is a novel that is set in the future. Throughout the book many themes are discovered. The novel delves into the life of a fifteen year old girl, called Mara. It is an adventurous fantasy story, that is about finding yourself and who you are. In this essay, I will be discussing the theme of change and responsibility, and how it is affects the character. Change is one of the biggest themes in this novel. It entwines with all other themes at some stage or another. It begins write at the start of the book and ends with the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Exegesis Paper Outline: Exodus 3: 14-17 - Following the creation story of the book of Genesis is the book of Exodus. In Genesis, God promised Abraham a “great nation from which all nations of the earth will be blessed (Gen 12:1-3)” and in Exodus God completes this promise through the creation of the holy nation, Israel. Exodus tells the story of the God who rescued his people out of Egypt because of the promise he had made to Abraham. God calls to Moses to complete his promise. God’s call to Moses is not only important because he liberates the Israelites but also because God reveals His name(s) along with His true Nature....   [tags: Old Testament analysis]
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Analysis of Exodus 21-24 - Exodus 21-24 was definitely quite an instructive piece of literature. It was almost raw in its nature as a text or “book” but more of reading an excerpt from a piece of non-fiction most similar to an instruction manual of some sort that you get when you buy a dissembled bike or desk. Something like being enrolled in a police academy there was definite sense of a master-slave relationship in the air. It is like something never before seen in the Torah, these chapters showed a whole new YHWH. The YHWH who is feared like the school principal in an elementary school, not even mom and dad has come on so strong as to the dos and donts of living life....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Gensis Exodus Numbers Summeries - GENESIS: 1-2: God simply created everything, the Heavens and Earth. The created teaches us that God is creative and he is in control of all. Then he created man in his image, and told then to be fruitful. He provided everything we and the animals needed to live. There was morning and evening on the sixth day. On the seventh and final day of creation God rested. I think this means we also need rest. He made a helper for man and then was women from the rib of Adam. God gave the gift of marriage to Adam and Eve....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1381 words
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Comparison of Genesis I and Exodus 20 - The purpose of the creation story is not central to the Bible but serves as a prologue to the historical drama, which are the central concerns of the Bible. The narrative focus in the Bible is on the story that begins with Noah and is centered on the exodus from Egypt. The central event in the Bible is the creation of the covenant and the giving of laws and commandments. Although the creation of the world in Genesis I and the pronouncement of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 are two completely different accounts in the Bible, there lies a similar theme between them: God creates an orderly and hierarchical universe, both natural and moral....   [tags: essays research papers] 667 words
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Race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews - The film the Ten Commandments (1956) depicts is the cinematic interpretation of the book of Exodus. This essay in particular will focus on the difference between the movie and the book of Exodus. In particular it will focus on the issue of race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. The movie shows the Egyptians living a lavish life while the Hebrew slaves were mistreated. This movie shows the sharp contrast the life the Egyptians lived compared to the life of Hebrews and how the Hebrews were mistreated....   [tags: Moses, exodus, ten commandments]
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The Israelites Meeting to Inquire of Yahweh - ... However this is also after the golden calf episode in which the Israelites, created an accessible image of Yahweh, they thought they could control, and that was personal instead of the inaccessible, uncontrollable , Numinous difference of Yahweh. The relationship between the pericope and the golden calf episode is found in Exodus 33:12-17; where the conversation is moses asking for Yahweh, not to abandon the Israelites, which was what he Yahweh said he would do after not wiping the entire race of Israelites....   [tags: bible, exodus, moses] 862 words
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Issues of Race in The Prince of Egypt - ... This quote demonstrates the brutality the slaves endured from the Egyptians. It does not exemplify a glimmer of hope from the Hebrews. The explanation of why the Hebrew babies were thrown into the Nile is shown through hieroglyphics drawings. When Moses asks the Pharaoh why this happened he states, “for the greater good sacrifices must be made”. Although the reason for killing the babies is stated in Exodus as, The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God...   [tags: brutality, slavery, exodus] 1144 words
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The Significance of Each Epoch in Jewish History - ... Contemporary Challenges Contemporary Challenges are present issues. NOTE QUESTIONS from any of the readings: I don’t have any questions.   Name: Bridget Quinn RELS 202 World Religions – Judaism Reading Guide 2 READ TEXT Invitation to World Religions, 367-399. 1) Note key aspects of Jewish teaching from Invitation of World Religions God—How is God understood. Pg. 367. The Jewish people believe that God is eternal and has a “divine ‘oneness’ which can be understood to mean that there is only one divine Being in the universe; this one Being is truly incomparable, and no human being (or anything we can possibly imagine) can be compared to this Being” (367)....   [tags: exodus, religion, god] 2439 words
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Free Essays: Odysseus of the Odyssey and Moses of Exodus - Odysseus of the Odyssey and Moses of Exodus The Book of Exodus is considered to be an epic poem as by definition. An epic poem as defined by Funk and Wagnalls is a poem celebrating in stately, formal verse the achievements of heroes, gods, and demigods (426). The Book of Exodus as well as the entire Bible was written in the form of an epic poem. Major characteristics of epic poems are that there is always a heroic figure. Moses is indeed comparable to Odysseus, the heroic figure in the Odyssey....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1110 words
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Yahweh and the Pharaoh - ... The plagues start out with Yahweh commanding Moses and Aaron to turn the Nile into blood. They obey Yahweh but yet again Pharaoh is not impressed because his officials can also turn the water to blood. This and the fact that Pharaoh wasn’t directly affected by this plague, it let his heart remain strengthen. Yahweh proceeds with the plague of frogs which will invade the land of Egypt. Even though Pharaoh’s officials could bring up frogs too, Pharaoh asked Moses to tell his God to get rid of the frogs in exchange of letting His people go to worship their God....   [tags: Exodus, Old Testament] 579 words
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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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My Cousin's Exodus from Somalia - Life is full of ups and downs that are far beyond our control. People react differently when circumstances force them do some thing that they are not willing. Some people become out of control or try to fight when things do not go in their own way. Others become stronger and got strength to pass through tough circumstance until they reach what they really want. What ever the case is, it is important to have a positive attitude that can truly save one’s life. My cousin was an educated person. His father, who was a wealthy man before the civil war overcame in Somalia, sent him to Italy to study....   [tags: somalia, exile, immigration,] 1217 words
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Comparing Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion - Comparing Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion The Great Depression, which began with the stock market crash of 1929 and lasted for the next decade, was a time of desperation and disorientation in America. In an effort to bring the country back on its feet, President Roosevelt initiated the Farm Security Administration (FSA) project. Photographers were hired and sent across the United States to document Americans living in poverty, and Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans were two of those photographers that were sent out....   [tags: James Agee Paul S. Taylor Great Depression Essays] 1386 words
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The Celebration of The Sabbath - Shabbat is the celebration of the Sabbath. Jews recognize sunset on Friday into Saturday evening as their Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of rest that is set apart from other days, a day in which Jews focus themselves on spiritual gratitude and reflection. Shabbat is considered one of the most important rituals to Jews. Shabbat is the observance of two interrelated commandments; to remember Shabbat (Zakhor), and to observe Shabbat (Shamor) (jewfaq.org). On Shabbat Jews rest themselves from daily tasks and take the time to enrich their minds spiritually....   [tags: exodos, zakhor] 1487 words
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Water A Vital Symbol In The Lives Of The Israelite People - Throughout the assigned Jewish scriptural texts of Genesis and Exodus, the scope of water’s symbolism encompasses the powers of destruction, deliverance, and promise. Its character is dually displayed as it manifests itself to be both a life taker and a life giver, a life force sustainer and a life force destroyer. As a life taker, water becomes the destructive force that obliterates the wicked people of Noah’s day, and punishes the people and land of Egypt during Pharaoh’s unyielding reign. In contrast, as a symbol of salvation, water provides deliverance to Moses and the Israelites....   [tags: expository essay]
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Questions and Answers on the Sedar - ... Each item has its purpose and often its specific place on the Seder plate. The roasted lamb called zeroah, which symbolizes the sacrifice made at the night when ancient Hebrews fled Egypt. The baytsah is a symbol of the sacrificial offerings which was performed in the days of the Second Temple. Maror is the bitter herbs, which bring tears to the eyes and recall the bitterness of slavery. Charoset represents the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make bricks. Karpas symbolize the freshness of spring....   [tags: foods, present, past, system, women] 519 words
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The Great Leadership in Moses - As it is recorded in the Bible, there are are few leaders who measured up to Mose. Mose was a prophet of God, sent to bring the Children of Israel out of slavery and into the promise land. Moses had strengths, weakness, and was a Intercessor. Moses was a perfect example of great leadership. Moses strengths caused him to become a better leader. First, Moses showed leadership though trust. Exodus 6:3 says “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself fully known to them.” It is Moses who raises his arms for God to part the waters of the Red Sea so that the Jewish people could cross over from slavery to freedom....   [tags: Bible studies, Old Testament] 766 words
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Old Testament Connections from Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck makes many Biblical allusions in his book The Grapes of Wrath. Many of these connections are on a small layer, perhaps applying to only one individual. Jim Casy, the Christ figure, is one example of an allusion from the New Testament. However, the whole book can be seen as a Biblical allusion to the story of the Exodus and the life of Moses. Not only does the story of the fictional Joad family relate to the Exodus, but the story of the Okies and the great migration that took place during the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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The Social Construction of Reality through Mythmaking and Legitimating - The Social Construction of Reality through Mythmaking and Legitimating Social discourse between different groups in societies lead to the formation of new concepts and mental representations. When societies adopted these new concepts or mental representations they then became institutionalized and intrinsic to the functioning of those societies. Russell T. McCutcheon asserted ‘(1) that myths “are not special (or ‘sacred’) but ordinary humans means of fashioning and authorizing their lived-in and believed-in worlds,’ (2), that myths as an ordinary rhetorical device in social construction and maintenance makes this rather than that social identity possible in the first place and (3) that a...   [tags: Sociology] 1682 words
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Follow The Commandments - Or Else - There are public institutions that want the Ten Commandments displayed. If that is done the penalty for breaking a commandment should also be displayed. The New Testament teaches that the Old Testament should be obeyed. This includes both the Commandments and the results of not following the Commandments.Jesus said in John 10:35"Scripture cannot be broken."This statement was made after he had said in John 5:46-47"For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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Violence, Power, and Goals in the Hebrew Bible and The Iliad - ... Sacrifices are, in nature, very violent. Innocent blood is spilled to please the vengeful God. In Exodus 12, "the Lord struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on the throne the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of the cattle" (Exodus 12:29). God did all that just because the Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites leave his country. The immense sacrifice of the first-borns of man and beast was an act of violence that led the exodus of the Israelites....   [tags: the hebrew bible, the iliad, literary analysis]
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The Summary of "D.L. Moody on the Ten Commandments" - King Belshazzar was weighed in the balances and was found wanting. Would you be if you were weighed against the ten commandments. The first commandment says “Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3).” Every person has a natural tendency to worship some kind of God. We read in scriptures how the Israelites were worshipers of idols. Gods of wood and stone are not the only gods there are. Moody tells us that there are gods of pleasure, of fashion, of money etc1. We must not let these or others come into the place that only belongs to God....   [tags: Religious Commentary, Protection of Family]
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The Personality of a Caring God - ... God explains to his people that "the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns (Exodus 20:10). God does not want anyone to work on the Sabbath for He has made it is a day of rest. It is not just His people that Yahweh cares about, it is all people. The Sabbath represents the 7th day in Genesis when the earth was being formed....   [tags: Yaweh, Old Testament] 1531 words
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Attributes of Humanity in the Bible - Attributes of Humanity in the Bible One attribute of Humanity that I saw in Genesis through Dueteronomy was the fearing of God. The fear of the Lord, according to the Bible, is a heartfelt reverence for the majesty of God and a loving awe of the grace of God. One who fears God has great thoughts about Him and knows Him and puts his trust in Him. One who fears God, first of all, knows God in all of the infinite splendor of God's being and the God who says, "I AM THAT I AM." Throughout the Scriptures, whenever we see a human encountering God, we see that this encounter always contains an element of fear....   [tags: Papers] 443 words
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God's Journey with the Israelites - In the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Old Testament, an incredible story can be seen of an all-powerful God who works in the lives of humans that He specifically calls His own. These people, named the Israelites, after one of their ancestors, Israel, are enslaved to the Egyptian people, forced to do immense amounts of manual labor. God uses the harsh environment and obstacles to teach the Israelites many different things before rescuing them from the Egyptians. God ultimately attempts to teach the Israelites three major ideas: faithfulness, sin before God, and holiness....   [tags: Theology]
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Creon the Unwise King - Unlike the king that dies with his image and fame, a self sacrificing individual dies with the start of their legacy. After the death of King Oedipus, Eteocles and Polynices fought each other for the crown. Unfortunately, they both were killed by each other leaving Creon the king of Thebes. Creon’s law states that no one shall bury a traitor. Because Antigone, sister of Polyneices, broke Creon's law of a traitor, she was punished. In the play, "Antigone" by Sophobles, Creon's decisions are the reason for his destruction....   [tags: Creon, Oedipus Rex, ] 612 words
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Meaning of the Bible - Reflection Paper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible. Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. Intro The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less....   [tags: Reflection Paper, Religion, God, Jesus, Bible]
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From Fear to Love: Motivations in the Christian Search for God - With weary eyes, wretched souls, and wounded hearts, people pray to God for deliverance. Throughout salvation history, in times of suffering, grief, and strife, fear motivates people to seek refuge in God. Simultaneously, love inspires people to remain steadfast in God, trusting that, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian 80). Both fear and love dynamically shape the Christian search for God. The following essay will, firstly, examine how Israel’s state of fear and oppression in Exodus, in contrast with John’s assurance of love, shapes understandings of God; secondly, explore how fear “pushes” and love “pulls” Augustine closer to God; thi...   [tags: augustine, Martin Luther]
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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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Biography of Moses -                           Main focus will be on Moses. He was the greatest prophet, leader, and teacher of Judaism. By focusing on Moses, I’ll incorporate the importance of certain passages that prove the Old Testament; and show how Moses’ role was significant and essential to the Hebrews. Moses 1400 B.C.E In a nutshell… Moses was born in a very difficult time: Pharaoh had ordered that all male children born to Hebrew slaves should be drowned in the river (Exodus. 1:22). Moses’ mother hid him for three months, and when she could no longer hide him, she put him in an ark and placed it on the river where Pharaoh's daughter bathed (Ex....   [tags: Biographies Bio Religion Judaism]
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The Prophetic Word to the Church in The Prophetic Imagination Compiled by Walter Brueggemann - ... Brueggemann views the drastic break Israel took from Egypt through Moses’ connection with God as the framing consideration of this alternative consciousness and community. He sees the drift in the Israelite community toward the monarchy as a reversal of the liberating act of God in their past, or a shift toward a pre-Exodus perception. The task of the prophet, at this point, was to constantly restore and nurture the way of thinking defined by Moses and the Exodus. Brueggemann describes ‘prophetic ministry’ as being characterized by critique and energizing....   [tags: Jesus, nurture, consciousness]
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Justice Proves Necessary in Order to Achieve Holiness - The first two commandments given to Moses by God in Exodus establish adultery as a result of oppression. Since nothing in the world is God, all are thus creatures. But when one becomes oppressive they are not only disrespecting their neighbor, but also committing adultery by attempting to assume a role that belongs uniquely to God. Therefore if justice is defined by being in the right relationship with others, neither the bondage of the Israelites to Egypt nor the racial inequality endured by African Americans in the United States can allow for humanity to experience a sanctity relationship with God....   [tags: morality, justice, evil, freedom] 556 words
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The Mention of the Israelites in Egyptian Scriptures - There are several Egyptian documents that not only mention the Israelites in their texts, but also tie the Bible to historical facts. Egyptian documents such as the Tell el-Amarna letters, a large “stele” of the Menephtah, and the Elephantine papyri not only tell the history of Egypt, they also coincide with biblical scripture. The documents confirm not only dates, certain numbers, and rituals, such as circumcision, but places and event, e.g. The Exodus, of biblical stories. According to James Orr, general editor for “The Definition for Egypt,” the Tell el-Amarna Letters were discovered in 1887....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Changing Role of the Supernatural in the Bible - The Changing Role of the Supernatural in the Bible - The changing role of the supernatural in the bible Almost every religious scripture references to experiences of supernatural phenomenon by holy men and women. The Bible is no exception .The bible in both forms The Exodus, the old Testamant and the Luke in the new Testament is concerned primarily with the existence of god , the nature of god, the relationship of god with his creratures , primarily humanity. Gods role in the history and creation of the world in essence in the Bible is about the supernatural , god being conceived as a supernatural deity separate and existing from the natural creation....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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The Scattering of People and Natioins - In the days of Genesis, there are many great stories and different virtues of trials and tribulations that go on throughout the book. One of the most prolific stories told in the book of Genesis, is the story of, The Tower of Babel. God’s judgment on the Tower of Babel was one of the greatest catastrophes in the entire history of the Earth, including the flood mentioned earlier in the book of Genesis. Throughout the nine, seemingly inconspicuous verses, that are hidden in Chapter 11 of Genesis, there is a giant problem brewing between the people of Israel and the All Mighty God....   [tags: bible, moses, genesis, tower of babel]
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Matthew 17: 1-13 - Introduction The passage of this exegetical paper, Matthew 17:1-13, is the narrative of the transfiguration of Jesus on a mountain with three of His disciples Peter, James and John as witnesses. Literary Criticism Context Matthew 16:21-28, the passage before mine, Jesus had revealed to His disciples His upcoming suffering, death and resurrection. He informed them that His followers would have to take up their cross to be with Him. Carrying your cross in that period of time meant a torturous, painful and humiliating death, therefore, it meant being willing to die to follow Christ....   [tags: The Transfiguration of Jesus]
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Passover: Then and Now - The question that was on the minds of the Israelite people as Exodus 11 drew to a conclusion was simple, yet carried many implications; how would they avoid the consequences when the angel of the Lord carries out the recently delivered tenth plague. The tenth plague, or the Plague of the Firstborn, would soon be carried out against the people of Israel. A plague that would see all first born, both of man and animal, killed throughout the night. The reasons to celebrate the original Passover become quickly evident....   [tags: Religion]
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Grace Throughout the Bible - I will look at the lives of Moses, Haggai and Ester who with God’s grace overcame huge obstacles in their families, situations, and beliefs to further God’s Kingdom in amazing ways. In Philip Yancey’s Book What’s so Amazing About Grace. Yancey says that grace, “Contains the essence of the gospel as a drop of water can contain the image of the sun.” (Yancey, 12) This and God’s promise that his grace will never leave us makes grace an incredible theme throughout the Bible. Grace is an incredible thing that is defined in a variety of ways....   [tags: Overcoming Imperfection, Esther, Moses]
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Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner - Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner in The Scarlet Letter It is strange how often other peoples' sins seem so much worse in comparison to our own. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter, Arthur Dimmesdale, an adulterate minister, seems to believe that Roger Chillingworth, the husband of his lover, is somewhat lacking in righteousness, when in fact, Arthur himself has "deeply sinned." Through his adultery, his lying, and his lack of faith, Arthur Dimmesdale wrongs more than anyone else in the novel....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 437 words
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The Death Penalty - When you first think of the words ’death penalty’, you can’t help but associate that with the words ’capitol punishment’. However, is the death penalty really the ultimate, and therefore capital punishment. I believe that capitol punishment is the right punishment for those who commit heinous crimes like pre-meditated murder or rape. However, the death penalty would not satisfy me as a family member of the victim. What would satisfy me is to know that the murderer or rapist is suffering in prison until he dies and receives their true punishment in eternal life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1583 words
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Dramatic Symbolism - Symbolisms were used in the Old Testament to distinguish between good and evil. The symbols portray a likeness between the entities used as a symbol and usually have a parallel to follow. Symbols can be drawn from historical and/or cultural backgrounds. Apocalyptic literature popularly applied to a group of fourteen books whose place in the canon of the Old Testament is affirmed by the Roman Catholic Church but is denied by Protestant Churches. The period of transition and decay followed the return of the Jews from Babylon, being written chiefly, if not entirely, between 300 and 30 BC....   [tags: Good and Evil, Bibly, Catholisism]
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A Passover Seder - ... The Seder plate is full of symbolism for the holiday and the entire story of Passover is contained on the plate. On the plate are maror, karpas, charoset, zera, beitza, and chazeret. Maror is a bitter herb that reminds the Jews of the bitterness of enslavement. Karpas is a green vegetable that symbolizes hope and renewal. Charoset is a mix of fruit, nuts, wine and spices that represents the mortar the ancestors of Egypt used to build the structures. Zeroa is a roasted bone that is symbolic of the offering of the paschal lamb eater at the temple in ancient time....   [tags: Seder observation, religious holiday service] 765 words
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Exploring the Moral Teachings and Life Goals Within Buddhism and Judaism - Buddhism and Judaism are both rich with moral and ethical instructions that direct their followers on how to live and act. These teachings not only guide mankind in proper behavior, but also offer obedient believers a manner in which to end strife and suffering by achieving Nirvana which brings the end to the circle of rebirth in Buddhism, and in Judaism reaching the ultimate goal of deliverance and eternal salvation. This paper will explore the similarities and differences between Buddhist and Jewish moral teachings and compare both the Ten Commandments which were presented to Moses, and the Noble Eightfold Path that was taught by Buddha....   [tags: Religion]
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A Report on Christian Marriage in the Twenty-Fiirst Century - The purpose of this report is to investigate Christian marriage in the 21st century and the relevance it still holds today. Marriage is defined as the union of a man and woman in holy matrimony in a life-long, exclusive relationship between them as well as God. Christian marriage is believed to be a gift from God and it exists primarily to strengthen the relationship between the man and women and to create life. Despite the challenges in today’s society Christian marriage still holds relevance and is still important to many people....   [tags: man and woman, union, life-long] 1181 words
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Liberation Theology: Saving People of Color from Oppression - Theology is widely accepted as the study of God and religious beliefs. Liberation theology applies the study of God and religious beliefs, to the study and experience of racial, gender and class oppression. As such, liberation theology is a theology of, by, and for those doing (as in praxis) the theology and those in solidarity with them. Such reasoning has led to formations of various liberation theologies (Yellow, Red, and Black) that speak to various oppressed groups. From this line comes, the philosophy of Black liberation theology, which seeks to liberate people of color from multiple forms of political, social, economic, and religious subjugation by interpreting Christian theology as a...   [tags: God, Religion, Blacks, America]
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The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes - God reveals His divine plan of redemption for Israel by the time we read Exodus chapter 20. The Lord’s mighty hand released the nation of Israel from their taskmasters. He brought them to His holy mountain and there He will personally write the Ten Commandments (Decalogue) and give them to Moses for the people. God pours out His sovereign law out on a tablet and written on the hearts of men. Through these laws, the LORD sets in motion His divine plan for social, religious and national order for all mankind....   [tags: Comparisons, Contrasts, Bible] 1120 words
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Doc PenPen: A Filmmaker and Poet - The movie industry has long been accused of harboring recalcitrant hordes of arrogant, narcissistic, and shallow operators whose twin goals have always been glory and gold. Despite fame and fortune, most actors and actresses enjoyed little or no respect at all, for the most part through fault of theirs. Their headline-grabbing antics frequently put them in bad light or hilarious situations which continuously supply fans and watchers with regular doses of cheap fun. It is against this backdrop that it is always a welcome breath of fresh air when one of their kind figures in a meritorious undertaking....   [tags: Operators, Conduct, Design] 753 words
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The Holy Bible and Jesus Christ - ... Moses birth is the beginning of an incredible story which is narrated to us by the scripture of the Exodus. At the time of Moses birth he had to be hidden for a period of three months by her mother Jochebed. When the three months passed her mother couldn’t hid Moses anymore from the Egypts then she decided to put him inside a chest and let him flow through the Nile river. Moses was found by the Pharaohs daughter who with compassion adopted this little child. By this means we can begin to see Gods power and also we can acknowledge that there is a plan already set for everyone of us....   [tags: prophets, knowledge, guide, writings] 901 words
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