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Analysis of Losing Isaiah - Support is defined as a means to endure bravely or quietly (Merriam-Webster). In Losing Isaiah, Khaila, a recovered crack addict, serves some time incarcerated. She then goes through a rehabilitation program, during which her main source of support was her case worker and counselor. In the process of fully recovering from crack she discovers that her baby, Isaiah, is still alive. With the help of her counselor and a lawyer she is able to endure a long and pressing trial to gain a second chance to be a better mother to Isaiah (Losing Isaiah)....   [tags: Losing Isaiah 2014]
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Isaiah and the Prophetess - Introduction The common theme throughout the book of Isaiah is that the Lord is almighty. He is in control and He is worthy of trust. In chapters 7 and 8 of Isaiah we see one of the most misunderstood and well-known stories in the book. The setting of this story takes place during the split of Israel into the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. There was already a great deal of stress between the two kingdoms, however this tension was intensified by the powerful nation of Assyria who threatened many of the surrounding smaller nations....   [tags: Bible ANalysis, Ahaz, God]
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The Importance of a Single Authorship of Isaiah - ... The Seeds of Doubt and Criticism Starting in the late 1700’s, critics started pointing out what they called “significant differences” between chapters 1-39 and 40-66. In 1780, Koppe doubted the “genuineness” of Isaiah 50:1-11. Doederlein followed, who doubted all of Isaiah chapters 40 through 66. More skeptics joined the bandwagon as Rosenmueller denied that Isaiah prophesied against Babylon in 13:1 through 14:23. Eichhorn joined in doubting the authenticity of the oracle against Tyre in Isaiah 23, and Gesenius and Ewald joined in denying that Isaiah wrote chapters 24 through 27....   [tags: critics, differences, Jesus] 1561 words
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Historical Context of Isaiah 53 - Isaiah 1:1 states, “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah” This verse is an indication that Isaiah’s ministry began with the reign of Uzziah, King of Judah and culminated with the reign of King Hezekiah. Hence, as Isaiah was prophesying to Judah, the southern kingdom during the reign of these four kings, Hosea and Amos were prophesying to Israel, the northern kingdom. Geographically, the area where these three prophets were prophesying was the northern kingdom (Israel with its capital city being Samaria) and the southern kingdom (Judah)....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Calling Of Isaiah - The Calling of the Prophet Isaiah, Chapter 6:1-13 The prophet Isaiah lived during a very troublesome era during the years 742-701B.C.E. He preached during the reigns of four kings of Judah: Uzziah (783-742), Jotham (742-735), Ahaz (735-715), and Hezekiah (715-687). Judah faced many challenges and crises throughout those years primarily at the hands of the Assyrian Empire. Isaih interpreted the events as part of the Lord's will, and he encourages the people to trust in the Lord rather than relying on political alliances....   [tags: essays research papers] 1971 words
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Isaiah Chapter 10 - The pericope of that I choose for this reflection paper is Isaiah 11:1-9. The preceding literature unit of this pericope focuses on the topic how God uses Assyria for His redemptive purpose. In Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah explains the role of Assyria in God’s plan. Assyria is the rod of God’s anger. He uses it to punish Israel and Judah because they are two godless nations but full of idols (Isaiah 10:6,11). After God’s angers are poured out on two countries, the heart of Assyria becomes boastful. God turns His anger on His rod and punishes Assyria....   [tags: Religion, God] 2399 words
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Everlasting Covenant: Isaiah 24: 1-5 - Everlasting Covenant – Isaiah 24: 1-5 God does not enter into any relationship without entering into a covenant. A covenant must consist of a relationship between humankind and God; and, it is eternal, which is why it is called an everlasting covenant. The everlasting covenant can only be broken if man fails to maintain an intimate and personal relationship with God or chooses separation from God through sin, as was the case with Israel. Their hearts had strayed and many sins entered their lives....   [tags: humankind and god, old testament, lamb]
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Isaiah 10:1-6 The Hebrews Prophets: Isaiah & Amos - Isaiah 10:1-6 The Hebrews Prophets "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees , to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people. Making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of the reckoning, when disaster comes from afar. To whom will you run for help. Where will you leave your riches. Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives, of fall among the slain.. Yet for all this his anger is not turned away....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Isaiah - Spring 2005 Professor: Book review Mission in the Old Testament CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW Bibliographical Data: Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. Mission in the Old Testament – Israel as a Light to the Nations. Baker Books: Grand Rapids, MI. January 2004. Information about the Author: “Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. is president and Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.” He has a Doctorate. He is also the author or coauthor of several books. He is a strong advocate for Christians making God’s missionary purpose a central theme in their lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1195 words
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Interpreting the 'Servant Song' of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 - Introduction: In this essay we shall undertake the above assignment title in the following way. Firstly; we shall look briefly at some exegetical issues, which may affect, the actual translation of the text. Secondly we shall endeavour to examine the differing opinions of interpretation concerning the passage and the identity of the servant in particular, interacting and engaging with both the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the prospective views. Thirdly; a brief conclusion will be given....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Isaiah 62 - Isaiah 62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your lane Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah ( my delight in her),and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married....   [tags: Religion Religious] 1427 words
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Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14 - Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1745 words
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The Notion of Freedom and Its Different Meanings - This essay will explore the notion of freedom and attempt to shed light on various explanations on what freedom is. Narrowly speaking, the plain and ordinary definition of freedom is ‘the absence of restraint,’ but how this definition is applied is much harder to clarify and encompasses a wide range of ideas. This essay will attempt to highlight some of these ideas by focusing mainly on the theories of Isaiah Berlin and his two different concepts of freedom, including negative and positive freedom....   [tags: isaiah berlin, law, restriction]
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Old Testament Exegetical Paper – Isaiah 62 - The prophet Isaiah lived in the Southern Kingdom of Judah in the 3rd century B.C. He had a reputation as an uncompromising prophet who did not soften his words of condemnation and urge to make changes (Stafford 616). The nation of Judah stood in a precarious position: the wickedness of the people, the civil war which divided the Israelites into two kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the neighboring countries which stood by, threatening war and the dilemma that faced the leaders about whether or not they should take on allies all indicated the downfall of the nation of Judah if the people did not heed his words and change their ways....   [tags: Bible Religion] 1685 words
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Isaiah 40:1-2 - Isaiah 40:1-2 Table of Contents A. Introduction B. Critical Issues to the Book Of Isaiah a. Deutero Isaiah Vs United Isaiah b. History Vs. Prophecy C. Introduction to the Text a. Literary Context b. Prophetic Genre D. Exegetical Analysis a. Words of Interest b. Aspect of Interest c. Theological Significance E. Conclusion A. Introduction " Isaiah was the greatest of the Hebrew prophets. His general prophecies are without equal as far as beauty of style, versatility of treatment, brilliance of imagery, and splendor of diction are concerned." A sample of the truth of this statement can be found in the passage Isaiah 40:1-2....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1255 words
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Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty - Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty In his article "Two Concepts of Liberty", Isaiah Berlin identifies and contrasts the two components of freedom: negative and positive liberty. While the author’s voice is often confused amidst the frequent references to other political philosophies from Platonic to Millian theories, Berlin successfully argues that both of these notions can be misconstrued to the point where liberty itself is sacrificed. Although reasonable, Berlin’s assessment of the two concepts seems artificial and effortlessly simple, as if freedom could be defined according to a rubric; one can, however, agree with his statement that absolute freedom for one individual undoubtedl...   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 800 words
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The Servant Leader - Leadership. What is it that truly distinguishes one as a leader. Is it leadership style or possessing certain skills and abilities to lead. Is it one’s character or is it one’s ability to develop and resolve complex strategies. Are leaders born or are they made. Warren G. Bennis, an American scholar, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California once said: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership....   [tags: Isaiah, Jesus Christ]
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The Lovevof Jesus - God love is so profound just to think of all his goodness, mercy, and kindness he have for individual is speaks volumes of his magnificent love. Jesus love is always present he is here for everyone in this world from the past events, to this present day, and moving forward into the future. Jesus has always been there for humanity. Before we knew Jesus, he loved us. Jesus see us as new born baby who have been cast aside but because he love us so much he took us in cleaned us up put the breathe life into our dead souls....   [tags: bible, chirstianity, Isaiah ]
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Sir Isaiah Berlin's Analysis of Freedom in Two Concepts of Liberty - Sir Isaiah Berlin's Analysis of Freedom in Two Concepts of Liberty Sir Isaiah Berlin is the author of one of the most important works on political philosophy written in the twentieth century - 'Two Concepts of Liberty'. In the essay, he distinguishes between two types of liberty. Negative liberty is simply being left alone to do whatever one wants to do, to be able to act and achieve without interference from other persons. Positive liberty is defined as being free to be one's own master, but also involves someone interfering with one's life to determine to an extent what one becomes, and how one becomes one's own master....   [tags: Papers] 1762 words
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Child Neglect and Adoption - Adoption and child neglect are major issues in society today. Many children go through these processes everyday. By going through these trials, it changes the child's aspect on life. The movie, Losing Isaiah, is about a mother who neglected her infant to get a hit off of crack. After waking up from being passed out, she realizes that her child is missing. Another mother decided to adopt the baby and raise it in a fit environment. However when the child turns three, the birth mother decided to go to court to try and win custody of the child....   [tags: Losing Isaiah, 2015] 1133 words
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Yahweh: The Powerful, Soverseign Being God - Since the beginning of time, Yahweh has been illustrated as a powerful, sovereign being, and as the creator of good and evil. This characterization of God is presented through a methodological analysis of the three worlds- world behind the text, world in front of the text, and world of the text- in Isaiah 6 and 1 Kings 22. The world behind the text is the era of Ahab's ruling. The king of Aram and Ahab, the king of Israel created a treaty upon their kingdoms. However, in the third year of their treaty, Ahab and his vassal, King Jehosphaphat, realize Ramoth-gilead belonged to the Israelite kingdom....   [tags: text, behind, front, text-in ] 778 words
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Chapter 58 of Isiah - ... But before examining this socio-religious ‘revolution’, we must understand why this particular block of Isaiah cannot be attributed to one court prophet in the eighth century. Chilton explains this by saying, “the diversity of the material involved has left scholars divided over whether these chapters are the work of one prophet at one period or of several prophets over a span of time of two hundred years” (198). Chapter 64:10-11 contradict the passages asserted date of recording, by incorporating material from the latter half of the fifth century B.C.E, as well as material from 539-520 B.C.E (Chilton, 198)....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible studies] 1200 words
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Salvation in the Old Testament - From the definition of apocalyptic literate, which states that such literature is “a revelatory form which pertains to the end of reality and describes a new divine world with salvation for the few,” it might be easy to assume that apocalyptic texts can be pretty homogenous. Certainly there are many similarities in apocalyptic texts-- prophets employ common motifs and themes and use similar language patterns, and of course, the central subject always involves some sort of end to the world. Nevertheless, there is an astounding amount of room for variation within apocalyptic texts....   [tags: Bible, Prophets, Salvation]
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Prophets of Zion and the Babylonian Exile - Prophets of Zion and the Babylonian Exile In ancient Jewish culture, prophets were a part of every-day life. They proclaimed what they understood to be God’s word, and lived according to it. In times of crisis, prophets were even more present, to warn and give consolation to the people. One time period in which there were many prophets was the Babylonian Exile, where the people of Judah were taken and deported to live in Babylon. Of the books of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, Isaiah 63:7-64:12 and Jeremiah 29:4-23 will be examined together....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Old Testament Summaries - ... In the book of Job, Job and three of his friends converse about why suffering has come to Job and they discuss why God would let those things happen. When Job and his friends begin to question God, He tells Job and his friends that in order for Him to fix things, they must trust in Him and not let doubt consume their minds (NKJV “Job”). When Job and his friends gave themselves to God and released all doubt, God allowed Job to regain his wealth and healed him. Through the experiences of Job and his friends, readers can see that God does allow some negative things to happen to people who live their life as good as possible (NKJV “Job”)....   [tags: Leviticus, Bible studies]
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Prophets from the Bible - ... Jeremiah’s greatest message was he believed there would be a time when the old covenant that Yahweh made through Moses would be replaced by a new and better covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33) Ezekiel was a Zadokite priest and prophet from Jerusalem during the exilic period. Ezekiel was a prophet in Babylon from about 593 BC to 571 BC. Much of Ezekiel’s message was to encourage the Jewish people in exile that they would be returned to their land however not necessarily soon. The book of Ezekiel is a collection of signs, visions, dramatic acts and oracles....   [tags: religion, priests, Yahweh] 1020 words
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The Life of Jesus Christ - ... God then goes on to talk about how His Son will bring justice, and will not stick out in a crowd (Isaiah 42: 1-7). There was nothing particularly striking about Jesus, in appearance or demeanor (Isaiah 53:2). Because of others’ suffering, Jesus felt their sadness (Isaiah 53:4). God wanted Jesus to suffer in His life so that humans can be saved; though Jesus never complained. Jesus was the sacrifice. He died for our sins. But He succeeded in what was needed to be done. Afterward, He would have a remarkable spot in heaven (Isaiah 53:11-12)....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Son] 514 words
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Jesus as A Christian Leader - INTRODUCTION There is nothing in my view that is as organized, explicit, inspiring, motivational, frightening, and funny all at the same time as the Bible – the holy book in Christianity. It is transitional, takes one gradually from one era to another without drifting much, does not mice- extremely generous with words. The bible is the best and would be the best novel or book if you will, that would and as ever been written. The Bible Literally holds one hand and shows one the event of things that happened in the past step by step....   [tags: bible, christianity, god]
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Patient Rights and Autonomy - Caitlin enters the room with her significant other Isaiah to wait for the nurse in the family planning clinic. Elise is a nurse who has been working for the family planning clinic for a few years, enters the room to meet her next patient of the day. To Elise’s surprise, she notices her best friend Kim’s husband sitting with another woman in the waiting room which happens to be Caitlin. As Elise calls out the name of her next patient, she hopes it is not the woman that is sitting with Isaiah, but to her surprise the patient she is looking for is the woman sitting with Isaiah....   [tags: nursing ethics in health care]
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God’s Love For His People - A Great Adventure Began With A Mundane Day. For Daisy, it was another mundane Monday. Another day of listening to her teacher lecture to the class; however, something different was beginning to happen on the inside of her. As she listened to her teacher say in Genesis 1:1; 26 - 27; 31 and John 1; 3:16 - 18 God was the creator of heaven, earth and everything in it. He loved us so much that He gave everything He had, in order for us to live with Him for eternity. Just as Jonah and Jesus had peace in the middle of the fiercest storms in Jonah 1:5-6 and Mark 4:38-40; we can too....   [tags: Religion, Genesis, Christ]
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Books of Old Testament Summary - Deuteronomy The book of Deuteronomy is a book of law. The key themes that are mentioned in Deuteronomy are the retelling of what God has done for all of the Israelites through Moses. He gives the historical accounts of Moses as a leader. Moses ultimately rebels against and distrusts the journey to the Promised Land. The telling of the Ten Commandments is told by Moses in the book of Deuteronomy. The Israelites are told how to love God and how they should not worship any other gods but the Lord God....   [tags: theme, law, narrative, genre]
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Who Jesus Christ Is - Who Jesus Christ Is When this question is personalized, it becomes the most important question one will ever be asked or answer. Who is Jesus Christ to YOU. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10, NKJV). In 1 John 5:11-13 we are told that if we have the son in our life we can KNOW that we have eternal life. Jesus is the only way for us to live an abundant life here on earth, or receive eternal life in fellowship with God. Jesus died on the cross to take the punsihment for our sins so that we could be sinless in the eyes of God....   [tags: Papers] 3039 words
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Holidays in the Monastery - During religious holidays sometimes supporters of the monastery will come to celebrate the holiday and to enjoy a time of religious retreat. A guesthouse existed for this purpose and the monks were always happy to share their hospitality. It was on such an occasion that a family from Ballymena, a town north of Antrim, came for Easter. Malcolm and Bree MacConnell brought with them their 17 year old niece, who they now were her guardians, because her parents had passed away a few months earlier from the fever....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 703 words
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You Promised Us - You Promised Us Fulfillment and typology are two major methods that New Testament writers use to connect the Hebrew Bible with the Christian New Testament. Fulfillment deals with the very words of the prophets who, according to New Testament writers, verbally predicted events that the Messiah would accomplish. Typology is similar, yet it is not a prediction, nor does it directly correlate to future events in the manner that fulfillment does. Rather, it is simply an event from the Hebrew Bible that is said to foreshadow another event in the Christian New Testament....   [tags: New Testament Bible Christianity Religion Essays]
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Saul and David - God is the creator, sustainer, judge, and redeemer. However, the most important characteristic of God is love. Love is an admirable quality. Genesis is an account of God’s magnificent creations. God saw that everything he created was good. The book of Genesis focuses on six persons and their families: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. God blessed man and all of his creations. For a moment, God’s creation was as He intended; paradise. Man sinned and God became unhappy, but he still provided for his people....   [tags: essays research papers] 1318 words
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Preschoolers: Learning Capabilities Analysis - Problem solving. Within society, people are constantly solving problems whether it’s simple or complex; and young preschooler are not exempted. Thought their problems during this time may seem mediocre to adults but children do have this issue and are exceptionally better at solving these problem because of their willingness. Children can be taught problem-solving skills during the regular course of each day through modeling, coaching and adult assistance. Before beginning a problem-solving process, it is important for the child to know that there is a problem....   [tags: problem solving, social learning, preschoolers]
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The Deity of Christ - ... Jesus had the same powers that God Himself had. For example, he had power over nature, healed the sick, and He had the power to bring those who were dead back to life (ibid). In addition to being physically transcendent, Christ was also both ethically and spiritually transcendent. “Jesus is a member of our race, subject to all its sorrows and temptations, to all its trials and heartaches, and yet he is without sin” (Kellems, 16). This is a very incredible feat and shows the true grandeur and power of Jesus Christ....   [tags: bible, God, old and new testaments] 1690 words
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The Inspiration of Caedmon - The Inspiration of Caedmon   The poem "Caedmon," written by Denise Levertov, enlists readers to learn more about God and creation and by doing so expands their understanding of the universe.  At one point or another in life, people go through stages where they have no inspiration and sometimes shrink back from something that they think is too complicated to achieve.  Therefore, they are limiting themselves and their undeveloped talents, much like Caedmon was before his sudden inspiration by the messenger of God....   [tags: Caedmon Essays] 912 words
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Faith And Repentance - FULFILLMENT AND TYPOLOGY Prophecy is a declaration of something to come, a prediction forth telling by God to man. When God speak He set in motion spiritual activities and the destiny of all things. Many of things which God in the past prophesied have already come to pass with perfect accuracy, other things spoken forth by God are yet to be fulfilled in the course of God's timing. Old Testament prophecy contains exciting expectancy of the coming Christ, the Anointed One while the New Testament contains the manifestation of him....   [tags: Religion Bible Christian] 1802 words
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The Gospell of Matthew Provides a Smooth Transition into the New Testament - ... “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).” (Matthew 1:23). The lineage, which shows the Virgin Mary as the mother of Jesus, is crucial in Matthew’s argument as it fulfills the prophecy of the savior. Matthew also brings up Jesus’s birth in the town of Bethlehem as a significant event in the prophecy. The prophet Micah states in Micah 5:2,4 that the savior of Israelites will come from Bethlehem. “But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” (Matthew 2:6)....   [tags: prophecy, salvation, messiah]
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William Blake, the Jonah of London - William Blake, the Jonah of London missing works cited Through the streets and alleyways of Nineveh the prophet Jonah trudged. At every marketplace and city gate he joyously roared his tidings of evil, “forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned!” Two and a half millennia after the great fish vomited Jonah back onto dry land, William Blake faithfully follows that path of bilge and seaweed, bile and gall, into the fraternity of prophets and oracles. Just as Jonah was reluctant to prophesy to the Ninevites for fear that his enemies would hear and repent, Blake has a vested interest in perpetuating the blindness of his readers....   [tags: Blake Jonah London] 2913 words
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Christians' Concerns for Social Justice Issues - Christians' Concerns for Social Justice Issues Since the beginning of time people have been concerned with social justice issues. Social justice is helping people using God’s love as a tool to do it. St. Catherine of Siena, and the prophet Isaiah, were two people who knew what social justice really meant and they were concerned with it. Also the Lutheran church is very concerned with different types of social justice issues. Through these three sources we are able to see the different types of social justice issues that arose in their times and through exploring them we will find out that they are not unlike the ones that exist today....   [tags: Papers] 1259 words
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Race-Bending in the Media - Most avid comic book fans would agree that they were less than enthused when Marvel Studios decided to reboot the Spiderman movie franchise in 2012 – just 11 years after the quasi-successful run of the original trilogy (Proctor). As one of the aforementioned avid comic book fans, Marc Bernadin, writer for “io9” (a technology and lifestyle website), rightfully questioned this decision by stating, “in this day and age, does Spidey have to be a white guy?” (Bernardin). This question fueled an Internet phenomenon that forced creators and fans alike to re-evaluate the way that they see the characters they love so much in terms of their race....   [tags: truth made visible, red, white, black]
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Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost - Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost After researching Satan and his kingdom, Hell, through the Bible and Paradise Lost to compare and contrast the two characterizations, I realized that Milton must have been a true Bible scholar. Milton’s Satan is described so closely to the Biblical view of Satan that it is often times hard to distinguish the two. Milton changed and elaborated on a few characteristics of his Satan and his Hell in order to create Paradise Lost, but based his characterization and his descriptions on his interpretation of the Bible, using his imagination to form a more vivid picture of how horrible Satan and Hell are in reality....   [tags: John Milton Satan Paradise Lost]
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The Creation and Use of Figurines and Idols - In the days of ancient Israel, Figurines and Idols were very important for the religious aspect of daily life. As evidenced by the findings at sites like Beer Sheba and the Bull site, these idols were very widespread in their use. Likely all the cults that existed at the time used them in one form or another. Therefore, studying their construction and use would be important. The construction of these idols is interesting on its own. The book details the process of creating a wooden idol, which was taken from Isaiah 44: 12-17....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Mythological Story and The Book of Job - Myths have always played a part in society. Mythological stories not only entertain the reader, but the mythological story also plays a major role in cultural beliefs. David Bidney writes, “The function of a myth is thus held to be one of validating or justifying cultural beliefs and practices” (19). The mythical tale reiterates the moral practices and beliefs that a culture needs to succeed. There are four purposes for writing a myth: First myths help in expressing humanity's fear and wonder of nature, myths helps to explain the creation of the universe, myths gives the readers moral guidelines that should be followed, and finally, myths gives instructions on how to contend with crises....   [tags: Mythology]
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Simmary of the books of the Old Testament - Summary of the books of the Old Testament Genesis (EXAMPLE) The book of Genesis is largely narrative material. Some key themes and events include God as the creator and sustainer of his creation demonstrated through the accounts of the creation week, the fall of man, the flood, and Patriarchal History, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. After Adam and Eve sinned and ushered the era of sin and death into the world, men continued to become increasingly sinful. Eventually, God became so angry he completely destroyed mankind with a world-wide flood....   [tags: genesis, numbers, isiah, deuteronomy, jobs] 799 words
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The Marriage Metaphor Between God and Israel - God uses his relationship with Israel as a comparison for the meaning of biblical marriage as He designed it. As we know from Genesis 2, the first marriage here on earth was between Adam and Eve. God did not think it was good for man (Adam) to be alone and created woman (Eve) to help him. But Adam and Eve disobeyed God and were not only unable to display God’s intent of perfect marriage, but they have also made way for sin and death to enter the world. God decides to create a new picture of marriage between Him and His chose people Israel....   [tags: Bible Stories, Religion Guidelines]
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