Moses plea of “Let my people go” was ignored and God sent terrible plagues to distress the Egyptians. Pharaoh continued to refuse the release of the slaves. Until the last plague. Pesach, meaning "passing over" or "protection" in Hebrew, is derived from the instructions given to Moses by God. In order to encourage the Pharaoh to free the Israelites, God intended to kill the first-born of every Egyptian family.
Throughout the book of Judges, Israel falls away from worshipping their God no fewer than six times. Each time, they are invaded by neighboring nations and eventually forced into war. The judges God appointed led Israel back to their heritage in the Lord every time, but the death of a judge often signaled Israel’s imminent relapse into idolatry and immorality. Because of a decision made out of complacency—not driving the Canaanites out of Israel—four-hundred years were spent in a cycle they could not escape, or perhaps, weren’t willing to. In Judges 2:3, God tells the Israelites that the remaining inhabitants would be a “thorn in your sides” and that “their gods share be a snare to you.” The Israelites should have expected this, they knew the land was for God’s nation and His people alone.
As time passed and the descendants of Adam populated the earth came Noah and he had three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. The earth was full of violence and wickedness and God regretted having made humans. But God found favor in the eyes of Noah and decided to spare him and chose ones to start the world anew. And so God destroyed the earth with the great flood that destroyed everything on earth that was not on the cedar park was dead after the forty days and nights of rain. Then Noah built an altar and made a sacrifice and God said “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though an every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood.
The Lord decides, he "will destroy human beings I made on earth. And I will destroy every animal and everything that crawls on the earth. I will also destroy the birds of the air." (Genesis 6:7) After God makes his decision to create a great flood he chooses Noah to build an ark to save his family and a number of each animal to live on after the flood so they can start a new and better life on Earth. The Epic of Gilgamesh relays to readers a story very similar to Noah's flood story.
God’s image in the first five books of the Bible paints a picture of domination and malevolence. As early on as the book of Genesis, God, in almost ever single story, kills and utterly destroys any person or civilization that does not believe in him. The story of Noah’s Flood is a prime example. In Noah‘s Flood story, God’s feeling towards his people are first examined: And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth...So the LORD said, ‘I will bolt out form the Earth the human beings I have created...for I am sorry that I have made them... I have determined to make an end of all flesh...I am going to destroy them along with the earth.
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). No one was safe from the plague. The Lord has told Moses that this is the last plague and after this last plague, pharaoh will free you and the rest of the Israelites (Guziks, 2013). The Lord knows that when Moses and the Israelites leave they will need some type of money.
A Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Scriptures The Hebrew Flood story of Noah and his obligation to preserve man kind after God had punished all living creatures for their inequities parallels The Epic of Gilgamesh in several ways. Even though these two compilations are passed on orally at different times in history the similarities and differences invoke deliberation when these stories are compared. Numerous underlining themes are illustrated throughout each story. Humans are guilty of transgressions and must be punished, God or Gods send a flood as punishment to destroy this evil race, a person is selected by the gods to build a craft that will withstand the flood and allow this person to create a new race. An investigation of the inconsistency and similarities of both flood stories exposes the relationship between the Gods and the stories hero, insight on each cultures moral perspective on friendship and values as it applies to the flood, and each stories common origin.
This sacrament originates back to the lord’s last supper. There are various beliefs about the symbolism of this ritual; these beliefs will be separately explored, focussing on the different Christian denominations. Jesus’ last supper celebrated the Passover story. This was when Moses had warned Pharaoh that all newly born Egyptian boys would die if the Jews were stopped from freeing themselves, and travel to the Promised Land. After Pharaoh had refused to make this happen, all Egyptian boys started getting killed by various plagues.
“When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted…(and)… the wall collapsed” (Joshua 6:20). This is the account of Joshua and the people of Israel when they entered the Promised Land known as Canaan. As the Lord commanded they entered the land and conquered all the cities there, beginning with Jericho. The story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho is a famous one. Everyone who has ever attended Sunday school has heard this famous Biblical account.
Some like the Father of the policeman who became a suicide bomber had to face many consequences. With the death of his son his family mourned and was unable to support itself. On top of those problems days after the suicide bombing Israeli forces stormed into his house and destroyed it leaving it lying in mere rubbles and stones. Now his family is forced to live in tents and on the streets to starve with it being no fault of there own. So many chances of peace have been ignored or just completely forgotten, it’s an eternal and never ending war.