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Women in The Bible - ... (Stanton) The negative view of the female sex continues in Leviticus, in a section dictating the regulations for a woman who has given birth. This passage states that a woman who has given birth to a male child is unclean for forty days, but the birth of a female child makes her unclean for eighty days. The regulations for purification are also more complex for women. While men can often become clean by washing with water, women require more stringent purification. In the case of childbirth the cost of cleanliness is the sacrifice of a lamb and the intervention of a priest to accomplish purification (Holy Bible, King James Edition, Leviticus 12)....   [tags: The Bible] 986 words
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Love In The Bible - What then is love. Over the years, society has pondered this question only to arrive to different answers. Who then deserves to be love. Some people love only those who are easy to love. Others, love people who they know will reciprocate their love. According Eagle Vision Ministry, there are different kinds of love: Storge love (love of a parent to child), Eros love (physical love), Phileo love (friendship love), and Agape love (God’s love). Agape love is a unique love that has nothing to do with emotional attachments....   [tags: The Bible] 1864 words
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What Is The Bible? - The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1928 words
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English Translations of the Bible - The efforts for translating the Bible from its original languages, i.e. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek began many years ago. Its being the reference book for the religion was the main idea which feed up those efforts. Every people wants to understand how he begs and prays to God according to the sacred book. Not only Bible but also many other holy books were translated into another languages. The Bible is the bestseller in many English speaking countries today. The reason for this is especially the US, whose founding base still lies behind religion....   [tags: English Translations of the Bible, Translations, B]
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Love in The Bible - Love in The Bible Everyone always looks at the Bible as a loving book. It is considered God’s Word. It helps us live a better life and serves as a guidebook showing us how to live on the right path. The characters in it are ones to be looked up to. Moses, Noah, Abraham, etc. were all righteous followers of God and set good examples for us even today. However, those who read deeper into the Bible will find more than just the stereotype that I have already explained. The God of the Bible has many moods....   [tags: Religion Bible Religious God Essays] 1124 words
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The view of God from the Bible's Perspective - ... The view of God from the Bible's perspective represents God as truth. A further look into the biblical view of truth is necessary in order to once again contrast with the twentieth century's fragmentation. The only solid basis for truth, according to the Bible, is God and His Word. David wrote in one of his many Psalms that, “Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.” (Psalm 119:151) This verse attributes God's Word as absolute truth, and there is no disputation over that fact....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God] 1134 words
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Murder in the Bible - Murder in the Bible The act of murder is rampant in the Bible. In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing of many people for reasons that defy any rational explanation such as killing children who make fun of bald people, and the killing of a man who tried to keep the ark of God from falling during transport....   [tags: Murder Violence Bible Crime Christianity Essays] 5987 words
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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail - ... The United States needed to improve on the way they used their responsibility of justice. Another theme mentioned in “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” from “The Holy Bible” is non-violence. King was an avid supporter of non-violence. King had more commitment involved with non-violence than any of his colleagues.(Fairclough) King talks of non-violence in “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” when he says “We started having workshops on nonviolence and repeatedly asked ourselves the questions, “Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?””(709) In this passage King is exhibiting the old biblical theme of turning the other cheek....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence] 1437 words
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Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible - Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1299 words
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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction - The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1379 words
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Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible - Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible Throughout the Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver utilizes the experience of the Congo to enhance and rediscover the faith of three of the Price daughters. At the age of fifteen, Rachel, the Price's oldest child, reveals her true beliefs of her religion through her petulant remarks of the Congo. During her stay in Africa, Rachel only talks of possessions she left behind. Rachel misses items such as toilet paper and sets of clean clothes. She, however, doesn't mention the bible in the list of items she longs for....   [tags: Kingsolver Poisonwood Bible] 660 words
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Truth, Belief and The Holy Bible - Truth, Belief and the Bible Order, pattern, method, harmony, and purpose - these are the qualities on which we, humankind, have come to base our existence. We strive to find meaning in all that we do, say, read, write, and live. A story is not just a story; it is a lesson. A thought is not merely a thought, but a revelation. Hardship is not simply misfortune, but an act of God. Truth is considered the result of a divine arrangement - one that is complex and intricate, and finally revealed to us through a glorious realization....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1075 words
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Determining the True Divine Name from the Bible - This issue concerning the divine name has existed for hundreds of years, and there have been a number of Bible translations that have restored the divine name in the Hebrew Scriptures. One such version is the American Standard Version of 1901. However, in recent times this issue has gained even more attention because of a particular Bible translation. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, translated by the Watchtower organization, has not only restored the divine name to the Hebrew portion of the Bible, but has used the name 237 times in the New Testament....   [tags: bible, religion, theology] 2135 words
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The Holy Bible as a Sustained Allusion - The Bible as a Sustained Allusion The Bible is a sustained allusion throughout the course of East of Eden, paralleling with the eternal story of Cain and Abel. According to the Bible, Cain is the "tiller of the ground" (Genesis 4:2). Caleb Trask, a farmer at heart, made a vast amount of money by selling beans. Upon presenting Adam with his present of fifteen thousand dollars, Adam not only discarded the gift, but caused Cal pain by comparing him to his godly brother, Aron, who graduated high school and started college at an early age....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1495 words
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The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism - The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism        In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, the romantic standards that are associated with literature during the American Renaissance are evident. This popular novel, a New York Times Bestseller, embodies the concept of Romanticism with its gothic darkness, themes of loss and nostalgia, and a strong captivity narrative. The presence of a wise child and recurring double language are essential to the plot of the story. Nathan Price's misguided mission to save souls in the Congo is transformed into an evil that invades a type of Paradise and so, the reader realizes immediately that this twisted attempt to Christianize the savages will result in a fall of epic proportions....   [tags: Poisonwood Bible Essays]
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Morality and The Holy Bible - Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 980 words
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Essay on Evil in The Holy Bible - The Purpose of Evil in the Bible        God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31)    Five times in Genesis 1, God looks at that which He has created, and pronounces it "good". Then on the sixth day He creates Man, and says that His creation is now "very good". God's pronouncement of His creation, which would be everything around us and includes ourselves, as "very good" is hard to reconcile with that which we see on a daily basis -- a reality in which we experience much pain and cruelty from man and nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
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Role Of Ruth And Esther In The Bible - Torah (the Law) "…means "teaching" or "instruction"…(Harris, 3) for mankind. The Torah includes both the Oral Law and the Written Law. In addition, the Law is an extension of sacred oral tradition, thus broadening the meaning of Torah to designate the entire body of Jewish laws, customs, and ceremonies. Nevi'im( the Prophets) "…consists of narratives relating to Israel's …" (Harris, 3) history as a nation on its land and a "…collections of oracles" (Harris, 6) . Supporters of God's covenant do battle against the paganism of neighboring groups and among the Israelites themselves....   [tags: Hebrew Bible Religion Religious] 1327 words
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Everyman and the Bible: Exploring Good Deeds, Faith, and Salvation - God has become angry with his people. He complains in the fifteenth century English play Everyman about humans and their obsession with material items, riches, and wealth. Men and women, he feels, have taken for granted their blessings. God wants to reprimand Everyman for his sinful life and sends Death to summon him. At the beginning of the allegorical work where figures and actions symbolize general truths, a messenger shares God’s concerns. The messenger tells the audience to watch and listen closely to the morality play so they can learn a lesson about life....   [tags: Bible, religion, salvation, ]
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The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship - The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship The Bible is a key element in all services in the Christian faith and used for various reasons in the church. The Bible is viewed by Christians as the book of God, and God’s word to be followed by faithful Christians to live their life with help and guidance to be as God would want. Christians keep God in their hearts with regular praying and private worship. In congregational worship, which is a group of people worshipping God together, helping each other to understand the way they ought to live their lives....   [tags: Bible Studies, Religion] 317 words
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Disparity Between Passion Of The Christ And The Bible - "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, recounts the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, portraying his arrest, trial, crucifixion and death. One of the most anticipated and popular religious movies in modern society, it therefore becomes susceptible to criticism. Although the film is based upon the stories within the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are many exaggerations and non-biblical elements present in the movie. This is not unexpected, since it is a movie, but the vivid detail of the brutality in the movie as well as the Anti-Semitic theme are the most publicly criticized themes and concepts present in the movie....   [tags: Compare Contrast Movie Bible] 1534 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis - The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 981 words
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Bible In Translation: Changes Due to English Evolution Affect Integrity - Catholic leaders had control of the Holy Bible without many recorded challenges for more than one thousand years, according to several historical documents. Church authorities told church members they could neither read nor interpret the text themselves. The principles clergy taught in church were what churchgoers often believed. Eventually, a high-ranking German monk named Martin Luther challenged church officials in the 16th century and began reading and interpreting the Scriptures. As he studied the Bible, he found many faults in the Catholic Church’s teachings and believed everyone should have an opportunity to read the Bible himself or herself and determine what the Bible meant....   [tags: translation, bible, English,]
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The Bible - The Bible The Bible, the word of God, provides all humankind with the knowledge and the faith they need to receive God's salvation and be regenerated by God's life. Reading the Bible also teaches us many things about God, Christianity, Jesus and His Word. In order to understand and appreciate the Bible and Bible Literature, it is important to know the historical context as well as many other factors. This paper will discuss the importance of reading the Bible and how to understand it and use what we read in the Bible and apply it to our everyday life....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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The Bible - According to the Encarta ® World English Dictionary, the word masterpiece is defined as an "artist's best work: the best piece of work by a particular artist or craftsperson." Yet, even with the use of this word, the description of God's Word the Bible still would not see justice, for it is impossible to manipulate the English language, or any human language for that matter, with the intent of trying to utterly describe its absolute magnificence. Written under divine inspiration, God's infinite nature is revealed to the human race through this extravagant literary work....   [tags: World Literature] 1003 words
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Bible - If the Bible is indeed the Word of God, perfect and without error, then the issue is settled. Homosexuality is a sin and we must condemn it's practice. However, if the Bible is the writings of men who were only capable of seeing dimly, as if in a mirror, the way Paul described it, then we have a long way to go before we settle the question. John's teaching concerning the third person of the trinity, God's Holy Spirit, has that person leading us into truth, and not a book...even if that book is called "the Holy Bible." I maintain that the conservative doctrine that the Bible is the express Word of God, perfect and without error, is a heresy....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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The Bible - The Bible In the Holy Bible, teachings guide all types of human beings to a better understanding of life. Many of these verses reach out to man through teachings of human nature and how to create society's moral values. A personal favorite verse that may reach out to every man and not just those who practice the Judaeo - Christian religions is : " The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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The Holy Bible - Perspectives on the Book of Job - Critical Perspectives on the Book of Job      The Book of Job is one of the three books in the Hebrew bible whose genre is described as wisdom literature.1  Certainly the Book of Job satisfies the literary conventions that qualify a biblical book for such status. 2  Yet Job may be associated with wisdom in a much more literal sense.  The Book of Job attempts to deal with a problematic question that confronts suffering humanity: why do bad things happen to good people?  The variety and vehemence of commentators' contemporary responses to this chapter of the Bible is testament to the continued relevance of the Book of Job's wisdom thousands of years after it was written.  Although the commentators examined herein arrive at differing and sometimes conflicting conclusions after reading the story of "the holy Arab"3, none are left indifferent....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Dionysus and Genisis God - Dionysus and Genisis God Every individual has his/her own view of a divine power. It appears that each different culture looks at its’ higher being in a different way. Texts and myths are used by each culture to explain its god or gods or even goddesses. Genesis, from the Bible, shows the many characteristics of the Christian God, as does Euripides' The Bacchae of Dionysus. The two separate Gods are shown to illustrate very similar human characteristics; however, they differ by their godly attributes and their effect on how women are viewed in today's society....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 784 words
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Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible - Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1248 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Cruel God of Genesis - The Cruel God of Genesis This essay will propose and support the thesis that God carries the blame for the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden and resulting downfall of mankind. Genesis has always been the cause of heated discussions. The work itself is not all that confusing, but rather the symbolism buried deep within the text is. The opinions of the reader often have a substantial influence on the reader's interpretation of the text. Because the scripture has played such an important role in the theological beliefs of so many Christians, extremely different interpretations of the text have the potential to create distance between even the closest of friends and even worse, families....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 832 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Proof of the Biblical Flood - 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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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis, the Education of Abraham - Genesis - The Education of Abraham Disillusioned Latin students, who cringe at the thought of repeatedly scribbling their grammar, are often told by their teachers, "Per repitio nos studiare," which translates to "through repetition we learn." Though this may seem hard to believe as their hands begin to cramp, it bears a certain amount of truth. As my grandfather once told me, "Experience is often the best teacher." Truly gaining an understanding of something often comes from repeated involvement....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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Essay on Punishment and the Prodigal Son of The Holy Bible - Punishment and the Prodigal Son   In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity of his or her actions, and shows regret for these actions, punishment may still be dealt out in the name of "tough love"....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 691 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in Genesis - The Nature of God in Genesis The depiction of God in the Bible’s story of creation, namely Genesis, brings to mind the image of an omnipotent, almighty and all-powerful child playing in a sandbox. Like a child his sole purpose seems to be to simply amuse himself, and possibly acquire a source of unconditional love. These needs are in contrast to the classic view of God acting with the idea of an ultimate plan. His actions clearly show that there is no perfect plan, or if there is it must be grossly overcomplicated....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 1153 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in the Genesis - The Nature of God in the Genesis   Genesis is the first book of the Bible.  It begins with the story of God’s creation of the universe.    The Lord is the Almighty Creator of the world, skies, heavens, seas, animals, man, and woman.  He governs the universe and develops relationships with man.  Throughout Genesis, God acknowledges the fact that human beings make mistakes, and accepts their imperfection.  Throughout Genesis, God changes from one who does not tolerate disobedience, to one who shows clemency.  Early on in Genesis, God punishes Adam and Eve for disobedience.  After making the mistake of flooding the world, the Lord realizes that even He is not perfect, and does not allow Jacob’s deceit of his father to taint his future....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 1092 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis, Chapter One - Genesis - Chapter One as an Executive Summary “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 Acknowledging a beginning in the first sentence of any text is in itself indicative of the nature of the text as a whole. It is an acknowledgement of a creation. It is an admission that what is has not always existed and that a higher power is at work. Genesis begins with this phrase as a reminder of the existence of God; it emphasizes the fact that man is not alone. Dually, the phrase also is indicative of the nature of the Book of Genesis, and as the first book of the Bible it sets the frame for the entire text....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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Galatians Bible Argument - ... In this section, he states that they saw that he “had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised”. The recognition by the original apostles (i.e. Peter, James, and John) regarding Paul’s ministry further fortifies his defense of his apostolic commission. 4. His Rebuke of Peter 2:11-21 Paul confronts Peter on his hypocrisy. This incident clearly shows that Paul was not concerned trying to “win a popularity contest”. The fact that he would initiate a “show-down” with Peter, one of the Twelve, suggests that his commitment to pristine message of the gospel of Christ was his sole concern....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Paul] 2136 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Suffering and The Book of Job - Suffering and The Book of Job      Life is difficult. "Suffering...is not an exception to the human condition, it is the human condition" (Gomes 405). The question of why life can be unjustly cruel is asked today and has been asked since the beginning of time.   And where is God in the midst of hardship. Is He non-existent, as the pagan statement, "It's Chance alone that moves and rules our lives" implies (Neiman 442). Or is God only partially in control of situations, as Harold Kushner concludes, writing, "there are some things God does not control" (462)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]
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Textual Analysis of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Textual Analysis of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh The stories of the floods found in both Gilgamesh and Genesis contain many striking similarities that are inevitably beyond mere coincidence. One could surmise that both of these stories might have a basis in common historical occurrence. However, despite the fact that both of these works discuss a common topic, the portrayal of this event is quite different. Like identical twins raised in different cultures, the expressions of these works are products of their environment....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible] 1051 words
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King David in the Bible - The biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms. In his 40 years as ruler, between approximately 1010 and 970 B.C.E., he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple. Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the books of the Prophets and Writings: Samuel I and II, Kings I and Chronicles I. David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse from the kingly tribe of Judah....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1702 words
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What is the Bible? - WHAT IS THE BIBLE. What is the 1 What is the Bible. This paper will define the Bible and examine it’s origin, inerrancy, purpose, and power. The reasons for studying the Bible will also be discussed along with scriptures and historical data. The fact that the Bible has stood the test of time and has not been destroyed, even though there have been several attempts made over the years, is a testament of the enduring power of God’s Holy Word....   [tags: Scripture, definition, informative]
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Bible Study - GOD. It is who God desires to live in; and this is the man or woman that is willing to obey and conform to I Am; God. The who is the creature of the Creator, God; and the who is also the temple that will house the Spirit of God, which is where God desires to make His abode and become one with you by being one in you. God is His own dwelling place; hence He cannot and will not live outside of Himself. Understanding that God does not live anywhere except within Himself is one thing, but comprehending the vast revelation of it is more challenging; baffling one’s mind....   [tags: Scipture Analysis] 1361 words
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Macbeth and the Bible - ... (I, iv) The basic idea of “planting” and “letting them flourish” can be found numerously in the Old Testament, in the book of Jeremiah, where it talks about Jehovah, “Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they will grow and bring forth fruit” (Jeremiah 12:2). Knowing that he will become king, Macbeth will destroy his “roots” which could be seen as the little bit of good that is left in his blackened heart. There are many more biblical references in the story of Macbeth that create the vivid imagery in ones head about this classic tale of betrayal....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Bible: The Book Of Daniel - I enjoyed reading the book of Daniel very much. I can only begin to report how much reading this book has taught me about faith, sacrifice, humility, trust, control, and obedience. The book of Daniel has made a huge impact on me and inspired me to put my full trust in the Lord. Being a Christian in 2006 is hard at times. There is so much temptation to do the wrong thing and rarely any influence to do good. I can apply the knowledge I learned from the book of Daniel to many aspects of my life. As a parent, especially a single parent, I can instill in my daughter values and importance of being obedient not only to me but to a power much greater....   [tags: Bible Religion Christianity] 1169 words
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The Bible As History - The Bible as History The question of whether the Holy Bible is an actual historical account of what happened since the beginning of humanity, or merely stories that man has come up with over time has long been considered. Many choose to believe the Bible literally and take everything word for word. Others believe the stories in the Bible are a way of showing God’s love for us, but think of them as stories and lessons on how to follow the “way of God.” Others think the stories in the Bible are false, and have no basis in truth at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Art and the Bible - Art and the Bible Art and the Bible is an interesting approach at looking at art in all of its forms. It also answers the question what is the place of art in the Christian life. Along with the question it tries to put a general perspective on art. The different types of art that are mentioned are writing, painting, poetry, drama and music. The question is answered by looking in the Bible and finding specific example regarding art in all of its forms. The general perspectives on art are looked at in eleven points....   [tags: Papers] 1423 words
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Poisonwood Bible - Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many well-written pieces of literature including The Poisonwood Bible. This novel explores the beauty and hardships that exist in the Belgian Congo in 1959. Told by the wife and four daughters of a fierce Baptist, Nathan Price, Kingsolver clearly captures the realities this family and mission went through during their move to the Congo. The four daughters were raised in Atlanta Georgia in the 1950’s therefore entering the Congo with preconceived racial beliefs, and a very different way of life than they would soon experience....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1936 words
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Ethics in the Bible - Ethics in the Bible a) Throughout the bible there are instances where Jesus performed healing miracles, and when he performs these miracles he is not prejudiced against anybody so he is not racist. I think that the bible teaches that racism is wrong for example in Luke 10 Jesus tells the parable of the good Samaritan, this story tells of a man who was on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers who left him half dead. Soon a priest came by and saw the man, and walked by on the other side of the road....   [tags: Papers] 1003 words
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Blacks of the Bible - Blacks of the Bible Any attempt to establish a universally accepted statement as to the presence of blacks in the Old Testament would be futile for several reasons. Firstly, current definitions of a black or Negro person may differ greatly dependent on the context of their usage, and therefore any study aimed to show the presence of blacks in the bible would be limited to the definition used by either the author or the reader of such a study. Also, the concept of race defined on a basis of skin color alone has been the relatively young creation of the Euro-centric western world, post 17th century....   [tags: Papers] 1985 words
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Slavery in the Bible - Slavery in the Bible The first mention of slavery in the Bible is found in Noah's declaration, "Cursed be Canaan. The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers" (Gen. 9:25). He said this after waking up from a naked, drunken stupor and learning that his son Ham had mocked him. Although Ham was the guilty party, Noah's statement was directed at Ham's youngest son Canaan. If he was involved with his father in this act of disrespect, the statement can be taken as the pronouncement of a curse, "Cursed be Canaan." It is possible, however, that Canaan did not join his father in making fun of Noah....   [tags: Papers] 780 words
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Brothers of the Bible - Brothers of the Bible The Old Testament sibling rivalries between Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers were similar in some ways and different in others, but they all hold lessons for us today, for brothers today still face many of the same problems in life that challenged brothers thousands of years ago. Cain and Abel were in a situation much more unique than Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers faced, for the society they lived in was extremely small, and they each had a direct relationship with God....   [tags: Christianity God Jesus Cain Abel Essays]
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Divorce and the Bible - The law defines divorce as ¡§a legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii. ``from the bond of matrimony.' (b) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or thoro), ``from bed board.'¡¨ Does this definition follow that of the Bible. Mark 10:1-12¡X ¡¥Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 words
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Miracles in the Bible - Miracles in the Bible A miracle is known to be a wonderful and surprising event, believed to have been caused by God. In my opinion a miracle is something that happens that seems beyond belief. A miracle can be personal, meaning that you might think something is a miracle that no one else does e.g. my father got the job. It’s a miracle. Christians believe that a miracle is an extraordinary , super natural event , believed to been created by God. In Luke gospel there are several scriptures describing how Jesus was presented as a worker of miracles....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Bible Study in Public Education - ... To insure that the course would not violate the First Amendment there would have to be a good structure as to how this policy would be implemented into our educational system. One of the first and most important ways of implementing this would be to train teachers in how to teach a course on religion objectively so as to not force their ideals upon their students. On the National School Board Association's website and article was written that supported the integration of Bible study courses in the school system....   [tags: Education]
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Greek Mythology and the Bible - ... Rain pours down from the “heavens,” (which is regularly mentioned in Greek Mythology) and everything on earth was washed away. Noah, his family, the animals and the ark survived because God chose them to re-populate the earth. In Greek mythology, Zeus becomes angry with humans for turning away from the laws of the gods he is in accordance with. Since Zeus is in a furious state, he destroys everything with a flood. Promethus [“the Titan god of forethought and crafty counsel, who was entrusted with the task of molding mankind out of clay”] (http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanPrometheus.html) instructs his family to construct a building so people could re-populate....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Which Bible Translation? - ... One main flaw of the NIV is its simplistic language. It was created to be easier to understand, but in order to do that, the revisers had to change the majority of the words and sacrifice its precision. Like the RSV and NRSV, the NIV and TNIV both use gender-inclusive writing. Although this type of language might be helpful in eliminating biases, it can also cause misinterpretations. A small example of this includes the most famous verse of the Bible. John 3:16 in the KJV reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” On the other hand, the NIV reads that same verse as, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The difference is that the NIV leaves out the word “begotten” and replaces it with “one and only”....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind People hold many differing opinions about Genesis 1-3. Some people believe that God didn't want Adam and Eve to have the knowledge of good and evil because it would make them as gods. The purpose of this essay is to show that Adam and Eve caused the downfall of mankind. Now, to the untrained eye, it may be possible to interpret the aforementioned text as having certain "scheisty" tendencies coming from both the serpent and, believe it or not, God himself....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 677 words
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Scripture - Gospel According to John of The Holy Bible - Scripture Research Paper: The Gospel According to John The Gospel of John begins by stating that God sent John the Baptist to identify Jesus Christ as the true Light and Savior. First Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth(John 975). One day while John was baptizing in the Jordan River, Jesus approached to be baptized. Once He was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven in the form of a dove and rested on Jesus....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1987 words
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Separation of Father and Son in Genesis of The Holy Bible - The Separation of Father and Son in Genesis "Who is YHWH. However we interpret it, the Name of God means ultimate dominion: He-Whom-There-Is-No-Escaping." ~Thomas Cahill, The Gifts of the Jews1 Ultimate dominion, that God’s rule is final, is the heart and soul of the Book of Genesis. In the beginning there was God; later, God created man (Gen. 1.1, 1.27).2 But how does God’s ultimate dominion affect the relationship that develops between God and man. Several times in Genesis God makes a covenant with man (Gen....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Role of God in the Book of Job - The Changing Role of God in the Book of Job The Book of Job shows a change in God's attitude from the beginning to the end. At the beginning of the book, He is presented as Job's protector and defender. At the end He appears as the supreme being lecturing and preaching to Job with hostility, despite the fact that Job never cursed his name, and never did anything wrong.  Job's only question was why God had beseeched this terrible disease on him. I intend to analyze and discuss the different roles God played in the Book of Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 1140 words
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The Importance of the Bible to Christians - The Importance of the Bible to Christians The Bible is an important book to Christians, it is a declaration of their beliefs. It represents a holy book, and a source of authority. Christians believe God speaks to them through the Bible. The Bible is split into two sections, both these sections are equally important to Christians. The Old Testament is very important because, it show’s where Christianity originated from. Its root’s are in Judaism and Jewish history. The first 5 books are known as the Pentateuch or Torah and are believed to have been written by Moses....   [tags: Papers] 394 words
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Galileo vs. The Bible - Galileo vs. The Bible Religion and science have always been conflicting studies. Religion, being based on faith, relies on the supernatural to explain life and being. Science, on the other hand, cannot do this. Scientists need to eliminate the possibility of the unexplainable in order to maintain and control group by which to measure other groups. The unexplainable I refer to are the miracles that are commonplace in all supernatural religions. Galileo lived in a time where church was state. The land was ruled according to the words of the bible, and anyone in opposition would be in contempt....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Hebrew Bible Exegesis - The translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible , have led to many versions of stories that we thought we knew, especially the book of Genesis and the first fall story . Hebrew words such as adam, and other significant words in Hebrew language will be the main focus on in this paper. These words can have very different meanings according to the exegetes and also of a person's belief system that is translating them. Thorough critical analysis of postexilic writings will cast doubt into believers of their faith that indeed, what they have been taught about the stories of the Bible are just one interpretation....   [tags: Religion] 1543 words
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Bible as the Inspired Word of God - Bible as the Inspired Word of God The Bible is the work of various authors, who lived in different continents and wrote in different eras. Furthermore, much of the text does not claim to have been 'dictated' by God and is not always God speaking to people. In parts it consists of people speaking to God, as in the Psalms, and people speaking to people, as in the New Testament letters written by Paul. In light of this, some maintain that it is not possible to treat the Bible as a book of divine oracles, delivered once by God and recorded by its authors through divine inspiration, since biblical authors were products of their time and subsequently their understanding of divine truth was culturally conditioned....   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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Abortion - Bible is Pro-Choice - Bible is Pro-Choice Without any question, the Bible is overwhelminly pro-choice. Although the Hebrews were influenced by many of the laws of their Assyrian, Sumerian, and Babylonian neighbors, all of which forbade abortion, the Hebrew scriptures had no laws forbidding abortion, not a single one. This was chiefly because the Hebrews placed a higher value on women than did their neighbors. There are, however, some references to the termination of pregnancy. Exod. 21:22-25 says that if a pregnant woman has a miscarriage as a result of injuries she receives during a fight between two men, the penalty for the loss of the fetus is a fine; if the woman is killed, the penalty is "life for life." It is obvious from this passage that men whose fighting had caused a woman to miscarry were not regarded as murderers because they had not killed the woman....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 401 words
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History of the Old Testament of the Bible - Missing Works Cited Studying the Old Testament is not as straightforward as some may think. Being able to recall stories of the Bible does not necessarily mean you have a thorough grasp on the history of Israel and the surrounding nations. Some people read and discuss the Bible without a solid understanding of the history and social issues that were going on at the time. Being able to relate to the stories in the Bible and struggle with some of the same problems faced by the people in the Bible gives you a greater appreciation for the works in the Bible....   [tags: Religion Christian Christianity] 3004 words
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Why the Bible Conflicts with Science - Why the Bible Conflicts with Science "I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." Albert Einstein Mr. Einstein was not the only one to wonder about such things. He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind. However, if the Bible was inspired by the same person who created the universe, it should be able to answer this query to some satisfaction....   [tags: Papers] 1552 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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