Greek Mythology and the Bible

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Studying Greek Mythology and the Bible separately in school, the students’ interest was the utmost importance for the professors. As students grow and mature, there is a greater understanding of how subjects interconnect and how they reflect each other. Greek Mythology may have had some influence on the Bible, and research shows connections between them. It is up to the readers of each to decide whether or not they intertwine, whether or not research proves them correct. Christians and Greeks may have had similar worldviews. Greek myths have strange scenarios, bizarre characters and unlikely events; comparing and contrasting Greek mythology and the Bible, some parallels between them are made evident. The creation stories in the Bible and Greek mythology start the parallelisms. Genesis says earth began in darkness (Genesis 1:2). In Ancient Greek Mythology, darkness was known or referred to as “Chaos.” “Chaos is the beginning of all things, and from this darkness came the earth (Gaea), Eros (which represented love) and the underworld (Tartarus). In the Christian Bible, God speaks and it is so. Where in Greek mythology it is many gods who are responsible for bringing the world and the universe into being, the Bible gives credit to only one…God Himself” ( The flood in the Bible is important, and it stands as one of the most prominent and important stories. In the Bible and Greek Mythology, the story of a flood is recounted. A higher power conjures a storm that wipes out all things on earth, and in this case Greek Mythology is not very different from the Bible. In Genesis: 6, God chooses Noah to build an ark. He is told to take his fam... ... middle of paper ... ...thological story such as the ones mentioned earlier. Greek Mythology has its place, but it does not mean the Bible is fictional by any means. Works Cited Atsma, Aaron J. . "Prometheus." . 2010. Theoi Greek Mythology. 10/28/11 . Rouse, W.H.D.. "Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece." The Old Testament Roots of Greek Mythology. . Evangelistic Two-House Information Center (E.T.H.I.C.). 10/28/11 . Sangster, Angela . "Was the Bible Influenced by Greek Mythology?." Bible and Other Wonders. January 17, 2010. 11/8/11 . "What is Polytheism?." Got Questions?. 2011. Got Questions Ministries . 10/28/11 .

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