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The Book of Hebrews

- The Book of Hebrews ​​The book of Hebrews is a unique portion of the Bible because it is written as though it were a letter, directed at people the writer may have known. However, the book targets a seemingly broad audience of those without faith and also those that could be described as believers that have experienced persecution. A salient message within Hebrews is that people must persevere when they feel persecuted because Jesus Christ is their salvation, regardless of anything else that is happening in the people’s lives....   [tags: Bible, Bible Story, Religion, God, Christians]

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The Rhetoric of the Book of Hebrews

- . INTRODUCTION The book of Hebrews is hailed by many scholars particularly for its Christology. The authorship of this great has been a complex puzzle that scholars are yet to provide the needed solution. Roger Haln confirmed the above when he said “The literary form of the book is uncertain. The author and time of writing are unknown. The logic and flow of thought are unusual for most modern people.” Some scholars even call Hebrews as a delight for the person who enjoys puzzles. The rhetorical skills of the author coupled with the background of the addresses make the book of Hebrews instructive for understanding of mother tongue biblical interpretation....   [tags: Categories, Examples, Cultural Assumptions]

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Race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews

- The film the Ten Commandments (1956) depicts is the cinematic interpretation of the book of Exodus. This essay in particular will focus on the difference between the movie and the book of Exodus. In particular it will focus on the issue of race between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. The movie shows the Egyptians living a lavish life while the Hebrew slaves were mistreated. This movie shows the sharp contrast the life the Egyptians lived compared to the life of Hebrews and how the Hebrews were mistreated....   [tags: Moses, exodus, ten commandments]

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The Plagues of Israel to Release the Hebrews

- In this essay, I will be talking about the plagues God sent against the Egyptian for the Hebrew to be release from their hands. There was not a struggle between God and the Egyptian power, but of God and the Egyptian Gods to show who the true God was. In Exodus 9:13-14, Yahweh told Moses to tell the Pharaoh of Egypt, “Yahweh, God of the Hebrews, says this: Let my people go and worship me. For this time, I am going to inflict all my plagues on you, on your officials and your subjects, so that you will know there is no one like me in the whole world....   [tags: power, god, yahweh, free]

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Contributions to Civilization: The Sumerians, Hebrews, and Egyptians

- Some of the world’s greatest civilizations have advanced and prospered next to the protective embrace of some of the world’s greatest rivers. The Sumerians, Hebrews, and Egyptians all prospered from the great rivers which their mighty civilizations once resided by, earning them the title of river valley civilizations. These now extinct societies were the first true civilizations of the ancient world. These civilizations prospered thanks to their riverine environments and as a result of this prosperity were able to advance skills, pursue knowledge, and develop culture....   [tags: advancements in literature, government, law]

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The World Of Mesopotamia, Egypt, The Hebrews And The Greeks

- Throughout history, we usually get a concrete picture of what it was like to be an elite in different civilizations. From that information we draw out conclusions of what it must have been like for ordinary people. From 4000-500 B.C.E some of the civilizations we’re introduced to are the people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Hebrews and the Greeks. The lives of ordinary people during this time changed because what people once valued began to evolve. In 1792 B.C.E, Hammurabi became the ruler of Babylon (a city in Mesopotamia) and introduced a set of laws that would shape the way rulers governed their cities forever....   [tags: Mesopotamia, Civilization, God, Hammurabi]

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Comparison of the Gods in Homer’s Epics with the God of the Hebrews

- There are many similarities and differences between the Greek gods and the Hebrew God. These similarities and differences are revealed in the character and functionality of the gods. The revelation of similarities and differences can also be seen in man’s relationship to his god or gods. Homer was instrumental in documenting the oral traditions of the Greek gods in his poetry. Moses, the Hebrew leader, is attributed with documenting what he witnessed from God in the Torah. The Greek and Hebrew belief systems were established for the purposes of explaining the world we live in, the phenomenon in nature, and the existence and purpose of man....   [tags: Greek Gods, Hebrew God]

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The Death Of Jesus, John And Paul, And The Writer Of Hebrews

- When other popular teachers died, their movement died with them. However, after the death of Jesus, his movement continued to build strength and grew rapidly. James, Peter, John and Paul, Jude and the writer of Hebrews were convinced of Jesus’ resurrection, they believed this with such conviction that they did not even try to defend or prove this. They stated it as fact. “In each narrative, names are given of those to whom the resin Christ presented himself (Barnett 130)”. This can be verified and proven true, based on eyewitnesses....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Resurrection of Jesus]

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Marriage as Viewed by Greeks, Christians and Hebrews

- According to the Bible, love and marriage were treated with respect because they were divine before the eyes of God. He gave clear instructions to man and woman telling them to marry and bring forth children to fill His world. In essence therefore, man has to respect this institution called marriage and the associated strong emotions or love. Homer’s poem portrays a different version of the same where man is free to cohabit with another woman while they are not married. In the poem we see Penelope living in the same quarters with as many as a hundred suitors and no law is present to avoid the sexual irresponsibility resulting from this....   [tags: Bible vs Greek Mythology]

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Analysis of Victor Rhee´s Hebrews as a Leader of the Faith Commuity

- ... Starting with the introduction of the journal, there is a since of urgency for anyone who reads it to take brave look of how to be a leader on fire for God in hard and difficult times. What Rhee wants us to know about the author of Hebrews is how he points out all of the misdoings of being a Christian in age where it was not popular to be a Christian. This is proven in the time of two Roman Empires, Claudius and Nero. You can see how the followers were everyday people living an everyday life but who were connected to an extra ordinary God who gave them salvation to live through their difficult and estranged life....   [tags: faith, leadership, christ, journal]

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Exploring the Concepts of Monotheism in Western Religions

- If a person were to juxtapose the western religions that exist in our society today, a vast amount of people would conclude that a major similarity between them is that they are all monotheistic. There is a multiple amount of religions in this world today, but a few are monotheistic like the western religions and then there are the polytheistic religions, which tend to be more along the eastern side. Monotheism can be straight forward with its definition; however, there are certain concepts that need to be known in order to completely understand the true nature of monotheism in today’s western religions....   [tags: god, egyptians, hebrews]

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Relevance of Sexual Relations in Old Babylonia, Nomadic Hebrews, and Greece

- Ancient societies codified their regulations on sex, in both formal laws and in social practices. Hammurabi, ruler of Old Babylonia, gave his people a law code in c.1700 BCE; the Mosaic Law code for the ancient Hebrews followed in c.1200 BCE. Though the ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s The Symposium (c.385 BCE) does not put forth legal restrictions on sex, its dialogue does attempt to define love. These documents illustrate how each civilization viewed sex. This paper explores sexual relations that were good for the community in three ancient societies: Old Babylonia, the nomadic Hebrews, and Greece....   [tags: Code of Hammurabi, The Symposium, Plato]

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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]

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The Exodus Debate

- The Exodus of the Hebrew people out of Egypt as depicted in the Holy Bible is controversial. A literal, Biblical reading depicts inexplicable supernatural events suggesting the influence of the God of the Hebrews. There are three main theories about the Exodus Event. The first is that the event occurred exactly as accounted in the Bible, miraculous events included. Secondly, that the Exodus did occur, just not as the Bible describes. The last is that the event never occurred. The explanation of these theories will be presented in this paper....   [tags: Holy Bible, Hebrews, Egypt, plagues]

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The Hebrew Exiles In Babylon

- The Hebrew Exiles in Babylon      When Jerusalem fell to the conquering Babylonians in 587 BC, most of what was important to the Hebrew people was gone. They lost their holy city, the Temple was destroyed, and the Davidic monarchy ended (Beasley 221). Following the destruction of Jerusalem, the Babylonian king, Nebuchadrezzar, deported most of the population to other cities, including Babylon. These exiles remained there for about fifty years until the Persian forces, under king Cyrus, took the city of Babylon in 539 BC....   [tags: Hebrew History Historical Exiles Essays]

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The Hebrew Diaspora

- The Jews faced a long history of persecution and racism. Envy, greed, and thirst for power caused groups such as the Assyrians, Babylonians, and Romans (to name a few) to persecute, exile, and threaten the existence of the Hebrew community. The Diaspora was definitely not a single event taking place over the course of one night, it was rather a series of dispersals by varying groups of people continuing up to the present time. The Diaspora resulted in the spread of the Hebrew population along with their culture and beliefs, which ultimately strengthened the Hebrew community....   [tags: Jews, Persecution, Racism, Envy, Greed, Power]

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Hebrew Nomads View on the Creation

- ... This is the story the Babylonians would have believed in when they heard Genesis. Genesis starts by saying “in beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. The Bible talks about God speaking things into existence. First God made the light, which He separated into day and night. Next, God created the sky and then the waters. “He called the dry ground ‘land’ and the waters ‘seas’”. This is when God says that “it was good”. God states that his creations are good, which is different from the creations of Enuma Elish....   [tags: Genesis, Hebrew, Bible]

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Elicitation of words and phrases in Hebrew

- A report on Elicitation of words and phrases in Hebrew Introduction: Today the Hebrew language has developed into a modernized version of itself compared to its ancient biblical roots. The Hebrew language is considered one of the Semitic branchs of the Afro-Asiatic family (Frost, 2006). It was first emerged around the late 11th or early 10th century BCE and took the form of the Gezer calendar. The script is named Old Hebrew; it is hardly perceptible from the Phoenician from where it mainly originated (Green, 2004)....   [tags: Biblical Roots, Plurality Rules]

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The Hebrew Bible And The Bible

- The Hebrew Bible contains conflicting and insufficient information, which impacts my views about what the Hebrew Bible says and what the Bible means. It has multiple dimensions. It is evident that various scriptures in the Hebrew Bible do not say what it means, nor does it mean what it says. “Ultimately it 's going to take some detective work in an effort to increase findings to enhance interpretation and more.” [6] I feel that portions of the Hebrew Bible should be modified, re-investigated, re-instated and re-interpreted to include all God 's people, of all nationalities and religions in fairness and justice....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Tanakh]

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The Hebrew Scriptures

- The Hebrew Scriptures Truth, scripture and revelation are three concepts that the Bible has been based on. Truth is defined as the way that things are or should be. It can relate to reality or wisdom. Truth can be communicated in a variety of ways. Literally which is facts and figures and can be shown in math and science. Figuratively which is metaphor and simile and can be shown in humanity. Symbolically in fine arts such as art, drama and music and also narratively such as stories, parables and myths....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Violence, Power, and Goals in the Hebrew Bible and The Iliad

- ... Sacrifices are, in nature, very violent. Innocent blood is spilled to please the vengeful God. In Exodus 12, "the Lord struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on the throne the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of the cattle" (Exodus 12:29). God did all that just because the Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites leave his country. The immense sacrifice of the first-borns of man and beast was an act of violence that led the exodus of the Israelites....   [tags: the hebrew bible, the iliad, literary analysis]

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Egyptian, Babylonian, And Hebrew Religions

- Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew Religions Egyptians, Babylonians, and Hebrews have similarities yet also differences in their religions. The importance is not in the similarities as much as it is in the differences that distinguish the cultures from each other and their views on life. I would like to point out each civilization's creation and flood story. By analyzing these stories we can come to a better understanding of their world views. The Hebrew creation story from the book of Genesis is one that most people know well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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A Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Scriptures

- 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 al...   [tags: Hebrew Flood Story Scripture Gilgamesh Essays]

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The Hebrew Bible

- (1) Name and define the three sections of the Hebrew Bible and explain how each section separately and collectively influence the Jewish people. The Hebrew Bible or the Tanak is a collection of sacred literature that profoundly influences the Jewish people. Composed of numerous books, its origins span back to 90 CE, where the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE, forced the Jewish people to scribe the traditions of their temple-based religion. Much of what has been scribed was previously passed down orally through sermons and rituals within the temple, but with no temple, and no way practice their beliefs, a canon had to be agreed upon for Judaism to survive....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Moses, Book of Genesis]

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The Hebrew Bible

- (1) Name and define the three sections of the Hebrew Bible and explain how each section separately and collectively influence the Jewish people. The Hebrew Bible or the Tanak is a collection of sacred literature that profoundly influences the Jewish people. Composed of numerous books, its origins span back to 90 CE, where the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE, forced the Jewish people to scribe the traditions of their temple-based religion. Much of what has been scribed was previously passed down orally through sermons and rituals within the temple, but with no temple, and no way practice their beliefs, a canon had to be agreed upon for Judaism to survive....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Book of Genesis, Tanakh]

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The History and Development of Modern Hebrew

- Hebrew is the basis of one of the most persecuted groups in the history of the world. Its development and its triumphs show the strength of the Jewish population worldwide. After the fall of Jerusalem, Hebrew died for nearly 2,000 years. One man made it his life purpose to revive it and his homeland. Not only is this extremely powerful on a political level, but also on an emotional and spiritual level, as well. From its revival on, Hebrew has thrived among Jewish people everywhere. Hebrew is one of the oldest languages known to man....   [tags: jewish, political, emotional, spiritual, level]

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Neurotheology and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible

- Neurotheology is becoming an increasingly popular strand of theology. Although trances of this branch of theology can be traced back to the 70’s, it really became an area of interest in the mid 90’s. Neurotheology is a process of studying religious and spiritual phenomena with the neuroscientific perspective. This field is continuing to grow and with better technology for neuro-imaging and a growing understanding of the human mind theologians can use this framework to better understand a wide variety of theological concepts....   [tags: ecstatic states, prophecy, God, brain]

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Analysis Of The Hebrew ' Exodus '

- In relation, of the African American slaves’ and their identification with the experiences of the Hebrew slaves in the “Book of Exodus” have been evidently strong historically. Slavery in America began when Europeans brought the first African slaves to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. They African slaves were brought in to aid in the production of lucrative crops such as tobacco, cotton, and sugar. In addition, are the Hebrew/Israelites slaves in the “Book of Exodus,” it tells how the Israelites leaves their bondages with Egypt’s Pharaohs at the time....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Book of Zephaniah in the Hebrew Bible

- Zephaniah 3:9-20 is a biblical passage in the Hebrew Bible that features many different interpretations and can be related to various other biblical passages and stories as well. There are numerous historical and cultural contexts within this passage and the literary genre and structure, as well as theology are themes that are prominent in these verses of Zephaniah. The language and imagery in this particular book of the Hebrew Bible are culturally specific and deeply imbedded in the traditions of the Near East....   [tags: old testament, minor prophets]

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The Context Of The Hebrew Bible

- When I think of sex in the context of the Hebrew Bible, I immediately reflect on how I was first taught about sex. Sex was synonymous with sin, especially premarital sex which was an abhorable. Further I also consider how sex within the institution of marriage is not sin, which implies sex as the act is not inherently immoral, but rather an act, which as the Hebrew Bible suggests, should be reserved for marriage. Husband and wife are permitted to have sex whenever they please as their privilege and duty....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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The Nation of Israel

- The Nation of Israel The nation of Israel has played a critical role in the formation of Western and Eastern ideologies and has had an unmistakably profound impact upon the theological and cultural evolution of mankind. Former U.S. President John Adams, commenting on the historical importance of the Hebrews, once said the following: "I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations … They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth....   [tags: Hebrew Israel Religion Religious Essays]

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The Portrayal Of Yahweh And The Hebrew Bible

- 1: The portrayal of Yahweh or Jehovah in the Hebrew Bible differs from the portrayal of other gods in the ancient world primarily in the character 's essential mysteriousness. Outline some examples of that mystery and how it affects the human beings who revere God. Just as God creates a companion for Adam because “it is not good for the human to be alone”, the reader can assume that such a need for company applies to God as well (Genesis 160). God “created the human in his image”, perhaps to serve as sort of companion to God himself (Genesis 159)....   [tags: Iliad, Greek mythology, Jacob, Trojan War]

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The Sacrificial System in the Hebrew Scriptures

- ... This offering consisted of the following: A ram without blemish, with restitution decided by the priest based on his estimation of the offense plus an additional one fifth penalty. The purpose behind this offering was to atone for sins committed unwillingly where retribution was possible. This was also used as an offering for the purification of lepers. The Portions: God’s portion: Fatty portion to be burnt on altar ala Korban Olah. Priest’s portion: remainder to be eaten in the area of the Sanctuary Offerer’s portion: none Korban N’davah: Voluntary Sacrifices Korban Olah- (Literally “That which goes up” i.e....   [tags: sins, offering, blemish]

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Hospitality in The Hebrew Scriptures

- To welcome the other, the friend or the stranger, is a fundamental aspect of human society, friendship, love and life. It is the intersection of two lives, an event that can fundamentally alter the paths of all those involved. This importance within the basic functioning of human life makes the recognition of hospitality as a central theme of the Hebrew Scriptures an unsurprising reality. With this in mind then, through this essay we will examine the understanding of hospitality laid out in the canonical scriptures of the Hebrew Bible....   [tags: Social Studies]

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A Translation Of The Hebrew Expression

- In Chapter 16, Michael Duggin begins by explaining what the term Chronicles means, which is a translation of the Hebrew expression “the events of the days.” This translation, however, is misleading and should be translated as “contemporary issues.”According to Duggin, the author of Chronicles lived in Jerusalem, and he completed these books in 332 B.C., which was a century after Nehemiah ended his term as Governor of Judah. Up until the late 20th century, many scholars thought that Chronicles, as well as Ezra & Nehemiah, were a single collection of texts that they called “The Chronicler’s History.” They thought this because these books shared three similarities: Cyrus’ decree; numerous ref...   [tags: David, Solomon, Davidic line, Kingdom of Israel]

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Saving The Hebrew People

- The Hebrew people forced into slavery by Pharaoh were miraculous freed from bondage, and delivered out of Egypt. God miraculous moved in their behalf through Moses, leading them out of Egypt and through the desert, establishing His Covenant, Decalogue, Code of Laws, and instructions for the Tabernacle and priesthood making a nation for Himself. The Hebrew people cried out to God in the midst of their slavery to Pharaoh and He heard their cry. God spoke to Moses to be their deliverer while he was in the desert, through a burning bush....   [tags: Religion]

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Comparing Biblical And Of Hebrew Bible Creation

- Midterm Essay Question 1: Near-Eastern Creation vs. Hebrew Bible Creation The creation narratives found in the Hebrew Bible often conflict with one another, but mostly build upon ancient near-eastern understandings of creation. These ancient near-eastern understandings provided a foundation from which the Hebrew narratives could distinguish themselves as a people “set apart” from the mainstream understanding of the world. While many accounts of creation deal with questions of where people came from, how the world was ordered and answers to common questions, the Hebrew Bible accounts offer direct attacks on ancient near-eastern ideologies for the purpose of setting apart the biblical audienc...   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Creation myth, Supersessionism]

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Benjamin Harshav's Language in Time of Revolution: Hebrew and Yiddish

- Benjamin Harshav’s “Language in Time of Revolution” teaches the reader that social factors, historical factors, willpower, and accidents of history brought back and revived the Hebrew and Yiddish language. This was important because it created the base for a new, secular Jewish society and culture to emerge again with their own language and a new social identity. This new social identity meant that there was a nationalistic movement toward having a common language, literature, and cultural heritage....   [tags: teachers, readers, cultures]

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Hebrew Text And Fonts

- Hebrew Text and Fonts Today's written language is quickly becoming history. Just as the carved tablet has become a conversation piece in the archeologist's living room, the written language is quickly becoming as ancient as the dead sea scrolls. A new form of visual communication is taking over the entire world. Languages from across this widespread planet are now becoming more accessible to ever culture. As the pen and pencil begin to disappear into the history books, keyboards and monitors are making it easier for people to communicate in fast and effective ways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Gateways Of Jerusalem : An Alternative Hebrew School Setting

- This is a proposal for a curriculum for 10th to 11th grade students in an alternative Hebrew school setting. They will explore the various voices representing Jerusalem as a central theme for Jewish identity throughout history. The curriculum is titled “The Gateways to Jerusalem” and provokes the essential questions that invite the learners to discover the significance Jerusalem has to their Jewish identity living in the diaspora. “The Gateways of Jerusalem”, provides four lenses (“gateways”) as “historical, cultural, spiritual, and messianic,” all which offer a deeper understanding of Jerusalem’s ongoing role in relations to Jewish identity and peoplehood....   [tags: Education, Curriculum, Israel, Judaism]

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The Genocide Of The Hebrew People During World War II

- The Rwandan genocide , maybe not something that is as widely known as the genocide of the Hebrew people during World War II but sadly all over the world discrimination takes place , and all of it senseless. There were at least 800,000 people who died during around a 100 day period(The Editors of the Encyclopedia Brittanica). Simply three month 's and nearly a million people died , some were of one side , and some were of the other but as it is a genocide it is always said. It really led nowhere in the end as genocide is , it has no point and it has no goal but to simply discriminate and yet so many died....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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Jehovah 's An Old Testament Hebrew Name For God

- ‘Jehovah’ is an Old Testament Hebrew name for God. Jehovah’s Witnesses call themselves Christians, but they deny that Jesus Christ is God. In the gospel of Matthew 15: 13-14 NIV, Jesus tells His disciples, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." Every member of Jehovah’s Witness is a deceiver that has been deceived, they are blinded by lies from the devil and in turn zealously go door to door finding someone who they can influence....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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The Education Information Systems Major And A Hebrew Minor

- TJ Thurman was our only speaker in class today. Thurman graduated Olivet in January 2013 with an information systems major and a Hebrew minor. When he was attending Olivet, he worked for the information technology department. He has had two different jobs since he has graduated. He first worked for Volkswagen Group of America. He started in February of 2013 as a systems administrator. It was located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They created the V.W. Passat. He had to manage over one hundred servers....   [tags: Employment, Intern, Learning, Volkswagen]

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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]

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Religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew People

- How did people revere their gods differently among three civilizations. Did they worship with the same general intent. What were gods’ role(s) in people’s lives. A brief exploration into the religions of Egypt, Greece, and the Hebrew people may bring insight to these questions. Although the main idea of higher beings remains constant throughout societies’ religion, their form of presence in people’s lives varies. I will present the relationship between the leaders and the gods, as well as resemblance to monotheism and systems of government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Accuracy in Epic of Gilgamesh and The Hebrew Bible

- There is much debate over the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Some claim that to understand a work of literature requires extensive knowledge of the background of this work. The contrary position is that a work of literature can be interpreted solely on it’s content. The meaning of the term classical literature is that it can be applied during any period of time, it is eternal. Yet the conditions surrounding the author might still be of interest to the reader, and of importance to the work....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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The Kingdom of God: The Old Testament Hebrew God as Hypocritical and Capricious

- Regarded by his people as a merciful god, Yahweh, the Hebrew god, historically existed as a lawless entity before evolving into the merciful being, which Jews, Christians, and Catholics alike worship to this day. In Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament in the Holy Bible, Yahweh (heretofore referred to as “God”) first creates humankind, and later establishes guidelines that his people must follow in order to avoid chastisement. It is arguable, however, that these guidelines are largely arbitrary, and that this supposed omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresence is merely a temperamental puppeteer throughout the earliest durations of his reign....   [tags: Religion]

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The Land is Mine

- The author identifies and analyzes six discrete land ideologies found in the Hebrew Scriptures that have influenced its readers. (preface) In his book land refers to not only as physical realities where there is dirt and rocks, and where plants are growing, and where humans build their cities. Land refers to a social symbol with a range of meanings in which we construct its meanings for ourselves.(p.1) A subtle distinction between theology and ideology can be ; biblical theology is the doctrine and discourse about God expressed within a biblical literary unit that reflect the living faith of a given community, and Biblical ideology is a wider complex of images and ideas that may employ theol...   [tags: Hebrew Scriptures]

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The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran

- The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran: Words are Not Important, Our Actions Are Matt 13:3 "He told them many things in parables. 13:10 "Why do you talk to them in parables?" That's the crucial question: Did God, should God, have intended direct and final communication with us. If so, Jesus certainly failed his mission. There is little evidence that Jesus' appearance cleared anything up or gave us God directly. Wittgenstein, who wanted our language to be clear, knows well enough that neither the Hebrew nor the Christian God's words could fall within his constructed linguistic net....   [tags: Religion Theology Essays]

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The Participation of Monotheism in Building the Nation of Israel

- The construction of the nation of Israel is a prime example of the measures necessary to form a thriving nation. History's detailed accounts of the triumphs and failures of nations leads to the inquiry regarding how they are primarily formed. Nations are built successfully when their prospective citizens have an eschatological goal solidly established within their cultural identity. However, this fundamental purpose is not established quickly and is generally preceded by a near cultural collapse....   [tags: Process, Requirements, Culture]

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The Three Paradigms of Biblical Studies

- ... Specifically, archeologists conduct excavations in order to uncover records from Israel so that the data may be studied by historians, while other archeologists incorporate literary records with the archaeological data to reconstruct the period in which the biblical narratives took place. This process is long and tedious as most data may be difficult to relate to literary materials. Also due to the religious nature of the Biblical narrative, studying supernatural events may prove to be ineffective using traditional methods....   [tags: the Hebrew Bible, text analysis]

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Analysis of the Gospel John 1:1-6 Comparsion Genesis 1 and 2:1-3 and Proverbs 8

- ... The light in this context is equated with life and good. Similarly, in the last verse of Genesis, “God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Genesis1: 31). In this verse, everything God made meaning everything that he gave life to is good. Thus, based on the abovementioned connections between the Christian text and Hebrew texts, I conclude that there has been a lot of explicit and implicit referencing and reframing of the ideas and concepts done by the Christian texts, such as the Gospel of John, from the Hebrew Texts....   [tags: christian, hebrew, text, word]

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Essay about the Old Testament

- Essay about the Hebrew Scriptures Introduction: The study of the scriptures conforming the Old Testament, is a good start not only for those who believe, but also for non-believers looking forward to go further in the study of the sacred and man's relationship with the spiritual realm. The Old Testament (also known as the Hebrew Scriptures) is a true literary jewel whose influence reflects in the work of many prominent authors from different generations. Theological perspective of the Old Testament: From a theological point of view, for Christians and Jews, these writings represent the word of God and they are highly respected as such, not only during the worship, but in the everyday’s l...   [tags: Hebrew Scriptures, Books in Bible]

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The Power and the Glory: Understanding Holiness

- An excerpt from Hebrew 12:14 in the bible states, “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” In other words, one must make every effort to pursue peace in others and to be holy; no one will meet the Lord without holiness. Being able to understand the holiness in others means to be able to perceive goodness in everyone, no matter their history, ethnicity, or sins they may have committed. In chapter three of part two, the Priest is thrown in a cell, “very like the world: overcrowded with lust and crime and unhappy love.” (Pg....   [tags: bible, lord, hebrew]

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Historical Research Paper: Prophet Ezekiel

- Ezekiel denotes a Hebrew prophet who largely prophesied several instances of the destruction of Israel and its restoration. In the bible, Ezekiel is the son on Buzi and, as was at the time, in the lineage of priests and prophets. He describes himself in introduction as, ”In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month, it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin, the word of The Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of The Lord was upon him there.” Ezekiel...   [tags: the Old Testament, Hebrew prophets]

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Jewish Religion And The Jewish Culture Of Judah And Israel

- Jews are people of Semitic origin tracing their habitats in Israel. They are said to have descended from the Israelite society of Judah and Israel. The historical and Biblical beings such as Abraham, Joseph, Sarah, Mary, Jacob, Rebecca, Rachael and Leah among others are said to form the Jewish ancestry. Religion and culture are among the aspects that have been used in the definition of a Jew. In general, in the current situation, a Jew can be defined by three main groups of concern. These include, those people who have found their birth place as being the Jewish land and family without concern that they follow the Jewish traditions or not, those that do not have any connection to the Jewish...   [tags: Judaism, Israel, Jews, Hebrew language]

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Irony, Dark Humor, And Personal Anecdotes

- Employing irony, dark humor, and personal anecdotes, Sayed Kashua wrote a fictional narrative that explores the politics of identity, masquerading, and crossing in a region undergoing a nationality crisis. Language, culture and history, too, play pivotal roles in the varying levels of social and cultural capital in a society with a dominating judaistic force. In navigating both real and imagined Israeli communities, Kashua and his main protagonist in Dancing Arabs find themselves trapped in an identity paradox: they are too Arab to be considered Jewish, yet too Jewish to be considered Arab....   [tags: Israel, Judaism, Hebrew language, Jews]

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The, A Jew 's God

- In Judaism, as with most religions, there are many constraints surrounding marriage, many of which are described within ancient Hebrew texts, specifically the Talmud. These constraints has spanned generations of Jews and is still reflected upon today, particularly the idea of finding one’s “bashert,” a Jew’s God-given soul mate. The marital concept of bashert, which is ordained in the Talmud, seemingly suggests the importance of marrying within the faith in the Jewish community. Both the Talmud and past Jewish leaders have contributed to the prohibition against inter-faith marriage among Jewish people....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Hebrew language, Torah]

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The Religion Of Mesopotamia And Egypt

- Over the centuries, Hebrew religious thought evolved markedly from Near Eastern notions about the gods and the world. The religion of the ancient Near East believed that gods were all-embracing in nature, inventing myths to explain seemingly supernatural forces. Ancient peoples of Mesopotamia and Egypt viewed gods as not sovereign, and were subject to magic and destiny. Yet, Hebrews religious thought evolved from the experience and history of the Jewish people. The Hebrews believed in one, sovereign, transcendent, and good God....   [tags: God, Human, Morality, Law]

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Different Peoples, Different Gods

- Different Peoples, Different Gods The excerpt the Enuma Elish, “He fixed the year and divided it into divisions. For the twelve months he fixed also for the days he had fashioned pictures” is an attempt from the people of Mesopotamia to explain the origins of the universe and its creation (Burger 23). In this story, their god Marduk, defeated a great god and from the remains, created the world and everything in it. Many cultures and peoples have turned to religion to explain origins of universe and meaning of life....   [tags: God, Monotheism, Chosen people, Judaism]

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Judeo-Christianity in Relation to Greece

- Intellectual is derived from the root word intellect. Intellect is the ability to reason and understand. Philosophy played a part in the great legacy of Greece, its intellect. It evolved during the intellectual revolution which led to the great developments of Greece. Judeo-Christian introduces a new guide to our understanding of the main story of development from Greeks. The Judeo-Christian view of Greek development differs from those of Western history textbooks. Understanding Judeo-Christian tradition aids in the understanding of Greek development....   [tags: Perspective, Development, Intellect]

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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]

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Analyzing The Arguments Posed By Finkelstein And Silberman

- A Review: Analyzing the Arguments Posed by Finkelstein and Silberman in The Bible Unearthed Unraveling a theological text with historical perspective was the aim of Finkelstein and Silberman (FAS) in The Bible Unearthed, but was their approach to the Hebrew Scriptures efficacious. Finkelstein is a renown archeologist of Tel Aviv and Silberman, a professional in historical interpretation from Belgium (Back Cover) made them qualified to approach the validity of Hebrew Scriptures. Together they use numerous tools to evaluate the Old Testament as a historical document which includes but, is not limited to archeological findings, principles of reasoning, ecological evidence, and ethnological st...   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Torah]

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The Biblical Type Of A Good Sheriff

- In Alter’s first point he explains that one of difficulties we have while reading biblical narratives is that we lose the keys to the conventions of which story is made. He explains this by using an example of 12 sheriffs in different Hollywood cinemas. There are at most two sheriffs, a good sheriff that is able win every duel, and a weak sheriff who has a limp. Over time as stories are told, the sheriffs are altered because of different people narrating and different perspectives. This brings us to the point that there could be more sheriffs but we don’t know because somewhere along the line the stories were changed....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh, Hebrew Bible]

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Analysis Of Mendelsohn 's ' Magnum Opus '

- was vexed by Mendelsohn’s simultaneous faithfulness to Judaism. For Lavater, the only resolution for Mendelssohn 's dissonance was a conversion to Christianity. After several years of responding to conversion challenges, Mendelsohn published his magnum opus, Jerusalem. Employing Enlightenment reasoning and a modified Deist approach, Mendonlsohn posited Jews could not be denied civil rights or pressured to convert, since Judaism contained common principles shared by all revealed religions. Meanwhile, Mendelsohn 's did not spare the Jewish community from critique....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Hebrew language, Ashkenazi Jews]

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The Bible Vs. The Spirituality

- To have an understanding of a subject is to have a ability to comprehend the subject. A question was asked in our Biblical Studies class, “what is our understanding of the Bible”, this is the reason for this paper to see if I have a understanding of the Bible. After the third attempt to answer this question I would have to say that I do not have a clue but I will get a educational guess for the fourth time. So here we go. The experience in this Biblical Studies has been very challenging, stared from the beginning of the class....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible]

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Jewish Culture

- In many ancient cultures, numbers hold a special significance in the realm of literature. Instead of simply denoting quantity, numbers communicate messages that go beyond the surface content. The Jewish culture was no exception to this rule. In the Hebrew Bible, several numbers reoccur so many times that it is undeniable that the numbers lack some kind of cultural or theological significance. One such number is the number seven, which occurs nearly 400 times in the Hebrew Bible. Most of the uses are significant (e.g....   [tags: religion, hebrew, bible]

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The Middle East: The Birthplace of Three Major World Religions

- ... Under this agreement, the Hebrews accepted God as the ruler of heaven and Earth. In return, God made the Hebrews the chosen people on Earth (Ahmad 563).” This covenant reinforced the monotheism of the Hebrews; they fully accepted the idea that there was only one God (564). “The Hebrews recorded their early history as well as the moral and religious laws of God in their sacred book, the Torah (564).” In addition to the Ten Commandments, the Torah contained the moral guidelines of the Hebrews....   [tags: judaism, christianity, muslim]

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Moses in the Book of Exodus

- Moses in the Book of Exodus There have been many individuals who could be considered leaders, but some stand out among the others. An example of a superb leader is Moses. Moses is viewed as a righteous man in God's eyes and is chosen to lead the Hebrews out of oppression in Egypt. Contained in the story of Exodus are many examples of Moses' sacrifices and the hardships he endured while freeing the Hebrews. The faith of Moses was tested numerous times throughout the story, and, in some instances, it seemed that Moses had lost faith, however, being the "righteous" man that he was, he stuck it out until the end....   [tags: Papers]

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The Origins Of Western Civilization

- The roots of Western Civilization trace back to the city-states and kingdoms of Mesopotamia established more than five thousand years ago. The Egyptians to the west excelled at applying arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy to real world situations. The Sumerians developed complex irrigation systems, bronze tools, and separated themselves into social classes, each with various legal rights and responsibilities. In this region the Babylonian King, Hammurabi, laid down the first set of laws. This code of conduct and the Hebrews Ten Commandments provided frameworks for maintaining stable communities....   [tags: Moses, Ten Commandments, Israelites, Babylonia]

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Exodus : The Book Of Exodus

- The book of Exodus is seen as, the “Second Book of Moses”, as well as the second book in the Pentateuch . The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Old Testament, and is also known as the Torah, or “Law” in Hebrew, which is just one section that makes up the whole Hebrew Bible or Tanak. The Torah consists of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, and is the beginning sections of the Bible. The other two sections are known as Nevi’im, “Prophets”, and Ketuvim, “Writings”. Upon analysis of the book of Exodus, it is expressively important to consider the historical aspects, literary issues, and theological themes that make up such a book....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Bible, Ten Commandments]

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The Different Pieces Of Furniture

- According to the author Hebrews is definitely a hard book to follow. (Wright 3) many of the younger generation will have a challenge to follow along. One thing it has so many different themes , such as angels, the different pieces of furniture in the Tabernacle. (Wright 4) I am also familiar with the chapter on faith. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”(Hebrew 11:1 NIV) In, that same chapter, many different things occurred dealing with Faith some things are interesting and of course they are important......   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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The Life Of Moses 's Life

- Throughout the Bible many different men have been essential in fulfilling God’s will. One of the main men that had an extremely important part throughout the history of the Bible is Moses. Moses has a very interesting life in my opinion, he is known as one of the most important prophets not only in the Christian religion but also many other religions. The life of Moses’s is full of accomplishments with the help of God, but also struggles along the way. Starting from the very beginning of Moses’s life, he was born in Egypt when the Egyptians enslaved the Hebrew people....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Plagues of Egypt, Book of Exodus]

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Civilization is Connected from the Mesopotamians to the Powerful Roman Empire

- Time persistently progresses forward unimpeded. With each elapsing second the present moment changes into the past and creates history. History is filled with a plethora of events, people, and concepts that have left an enduring influence. Society has developed many components which became foundational to Western culture from the Mesopotamian civilizations to the emergence of the Romans. The contributions of a variety of cultures shaped the course of Western history. The Mesopotamians and Egyptians are among the first civilizations to make a valuable contribution to Western Civilization....   [tags: ancient history]

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Moses Of The Bible And Beyond

- Moses was an extremely important figure in both the rising Jewish religion and in modern day Judaism teachings and practices. He is widely thought of as the best “prophet, leader and teacher that Judaism has ever known” (Rabbi Louis Jacobs, "Moses: In the Bible & Beyond.") Called Moshe Rabbeinu, meaning Moses our teacher, he was considered a person with human like faults and short comings yet acknowledged as the leader of a people’s freedom, the man who spoke with G-d and the instructor of a budding religion....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Bible, Judaism]

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History of the Jewish Religion

- History of the Jewish Religion The Jewish religion has also undergone many transformations over the years. It started off in its earliest years as being animistic, with Hebrews worshipping forces of nature. As a result this religion had a number of practices that concerned magic and animal sacrifices. The Hebrew religion also became polytheistic which involves several gods. Hebrew religion eventually became anthropomorphic, in which God or gods became human individuals and had human characteristics....   [tags: Papers]

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The Old Testament

- Studies of The Old Testament make it evident that kingship is the ruling principle of leadership for a kingdom. There were no presidents with a democracy like The United States has today or communists making everyone equal. There was simply one king, specifically a male, his subordinates, and the kingdom he governed over. Hebrew culture was no different. This is seen through the great kings of the Bible, one of the most well known of them being King YHWH also called Yahweh. Kingship played a vital role in the progression and development of the kingdom of Israel throughout history from the time they first were freed by the mercy of Yahweh....   [tags: God, Bible, Yahweh, Judaism]

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The Beginnings Of Western Civilization

- The beginnings of Western Civilization can be traced back to the city-states and kingdoms of Mesopotamia that were established more than five thousand years ago. The Sumerians established first known urban settlements in this area. They developed intricate irrigation systems, bronze tools, and separated themselves into social classes, each with different legal rights and penalties. The Egyptians to the west were exceptionally good at applying arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy to real world situations....   [tags: Ten Commandments, Moses, Babylonia, Babylon]

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The Myth Of The Old Testament

- In another attempt to defile the integrity of scripture, critics have found what they believe to be flaws in the Old Testament. One example of this is a theological flaw. They propose that Christians create an entire idea or philosophy based merely on a singular verse or phrase. A great example of this is that the idea of original sin can only be supported by Psalm 91:5. (Suttile, 2008) This notion proposes that the Bible is not supportive of itself and also leads many to jump to conclusions and make uninformed assumptions....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Jesus]

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Syncretism : The Link Between Judaism And Buddhism

- Syncretism: The Link Between Judaism and Buddhism This paper will explore how early Judaism took from Canaan and other extraneous sources to create the Hebrew Bible as well as how Indo-Aryan and Dravidian beliefs lead to the creation of Buddhism. Because of the fact that cultures, religions, and customs blend together in order to create new societies and culture, also known as syncretism, (Hill, 01/25/16) the way Judaism and Buddhism’s notions on morality and ethics can be traced. In order to understand the correlation between Judaism, Hinduism and syncretism, one must understand the origins of both religions....   [tags: Torah, Bible, Judaism, Israelites]

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