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  • Israelite and Greek Mythology

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    The Works and Days is a Greek myth containing an appropriated version of the Israelites Ten Commandments from The Bible. Throughout Works and Days, the myth constructs a virtually identical set of rules pertaining to moral conduct; all which, if disobey, are punishable by Zeus. Both the Israelites and the Greeks believe that their Lord (for the Greeks, specifically all powerful Zeus) distributes retribution to those who disobey these moral rules of conduct. In both texts, these guidelines for

  • The Mention of the Israelites in Egyptian Scriptures

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    There are several Egyptian documents that not only mention the Israelites in their texts, but also tie the Bible to historical facts. Egyptian documents such as the Tell el-Amarna letters, a large “stele” of the Menephtah, and the Elephantine papyri not only tell the history of Egypt, they also coincide with biblical scripture. The documents confirm not only dates, certain numbers, and rituals, such as circumcision, but places and event, e.g. The Exodus, of biblical stories. According to James Orr

  • The Holy Land Promised to the Israelites by God

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    in our development. Israel isn’t just an incredibly interesting country because of the land or location, but because of its biblical relations. Being a religious landmark in many religions, Israel is believed to be the Holy Land promised to the Israelites by god. Eretz Yisrael, meaning Israel in Hebrew, has been important and sacred to the Jewish people since Biblical times. Stated in Torah, the time of the three Patriarchs is placed on a timeline somewhere early in the 2nd millennium BCE, and

  • Water A Vital Symbol In The Lives Of The Israelite People

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    water becomes the destructive force that obliterates the wicked people of Noah’s day, and punishes the people and land of Egypt during Pharaoh’s unyielding reign. In contrast, as a symbol of salvation, water provides deliverance to Moses and the Israelites. Equally important, scenes of water surround events involving covenants, such as with Noah, Hagar, and Abraham. Water becomes the tool by which God dispenses his judgment, whether it be a blessing or a curse. To begin with, water is portrayed

  • God's Journey with the Israelites

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    who works in the lives of humans that He specifically calls His own. These people, named the Israelites, after one of their ancestors, Israel, are enslaved to the Egyptian people, forced to do immense amounts of manual labor. God uses the harsh environment and obstacles to teach the Israelites many different things before rescuing them from the Egyptians. God ultimately attempts to teach the Israelites three major ideas: faithfulness, sin before God, and holiness. It is important to note that one

  • The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth

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    29 Aug. 2002). The word “exodus” means “journey out” in Greek (Noble 51). As can be implied by the definitions of the terms exodus and myth, the Exodus story narrates the Israelites’ departure from Egypt to Sinai. This event is an ... ... middle of paper ... ...h to the Passover ritual celebrated by the Israelites who fled from Egypt, the Exodus story contains all of the principle elements involved in an authentic myth. Exodus 1-12 is more complex than what the average reader may detect

  • Exodus and the Ethics of Labor

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    of Exodus is a primary guide for what the ethics of labor ought to be in the work force to avoid oppression. One might reference the story of the Israelites in the book of Exodus. The Israelites are under the thumb of the Pharaoh and the Egyptians that force them into slave labor. The grueling and overly strenuous labor conditions in which the Israelites are put under is comparable to the labor conditions that the employees of slaughterhouses are forced to endure today, as illustrated by Fast Food

  • Historical Research Paper: Prophet Ezekiel

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    angels on many encounters. The direct meaning for the name Ezekiel, has been translated from Hebrew to mean, “God will provide strength” or “God will strengthen”. Ideally, his choosing at the time was very symbolic of the hope he represented to the Israelites and the world in general. It was important since he prophesied and destruction in very many areas and instances in the Israelite’s lives. The book of Ezekiel The book of Ezekiel is expansive and has many encounters between nations, individuals

  • Paradise To Promiseland Book Review

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    was allowed permission to commune with God unless he repented of his sins by way of sacrifice. The Israelites had to become holy just as the Lord is holy. Exodus is generally divided into three parts and its final third is where the construction takes place. Because the people of Moses lived in tents, this was the basic floor plan of the tabernacle. The Lord gave instruction as to how the Israelites were to build His "home" so that it may be set apart from the rest. The tabernacle was to depict a

  • Exodus: Movement of Jah People

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    Rastafarian people share similarities with their role models, the Israelites, from the Biblical Book of Exodus. They are connected through Rastafarianism, a postcolonial religion the Jamaicans created, where the oppressed people sought to return to their ancestral promised land. Songs from Bob Marley such as “Africa Unite,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and “Exodus” display the Jamaican’s overcoming the European colonialism, how urgent it is to unite as one African body, and to return to Ethiopia. This is just