Essay PreviewMore ↓
Genesis 1-2.3 presents the P account. This first part of Genesis provides chronological framework and has a rigid repetitive style. The story of creation is laid out in a set pattern: "And God said…Let there be…And it was so…And God saw that it was good…And there was evening and there was morning, X day." This very structured writing points out God's specific works in order. God is only creating and letting things be so to speak.
While the style of the P account leaves things in a set form, almost as if following a time line, the J account allows things to flow together more in the form of a story. In Genesis 2.4-3, the creation of the world is told in this form. God is actively involved in shaping, breathing, and planting. The story comes back and puts a picture in ones mind and helps him to better see what was happening. The separation of the two sources better facilitates with the human mind. First the information is laid out in a set sequence to where one knows exactly what has been created. Then all that has been laid out is brought together with God's interaction showing how, in a sense, He created.
As opposed to having the two sources separated clearly in Genesis 1-3, the authors of the two sources are intertwined in Genesis 6-9. The jump back and forth between the two sources makes the material harder to understand. Things are not laid out, and then put together. Intertwining the two sources together interrupts the values that each represent. The very structured method the P account uses stops the flow of the J account. The two do not work well together. The essence of what makes each one useful seems to be compromised by the other.
How to Cite this Page
"The Seperation of Genesis." 123HelpMe.com. 19 Aug 2018
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- "Who is YHWH. However we interpret it, the Name of God means ultimate dominion: He-Whom-There-Is-No-Escaping." ~Thomas Cahill, The Gifts of the Jews1 Ultimate dominion, that God’s rule is final, is the heart and soul of the Book of Genesis. In the beginning there was God; later, God created man (Gen. 1.1, 1.27).2 But how does God’s ultimate dominion affect the relationship that develops between God and man. Several times in Genesis God makes a covenant with man (Gen. 6.18, 17.2-8, 28.13-14).... [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
2448 words (7 pages)
- Chapters thirty-nine through forty-one of Genesis chronicle a portion of the life of Joseph, the eleventh, and most favored, son of Jacob. “The book of Genesis is an account of the creation of the universe (Genesis 1-2), the origins of human communities (Genesis 3-11), and the beginnings of the people set apart by God (Genesis 12-50)” (Hauer and Young 67). The Joseph story begins in chapter thirty-seven, and spans nearly fourteen full chapters; the book ends, in chapter fifty, with the death of Joseph.... [tags: Genesis, Bible]
1156 words (3.3 pages)
- At an early point in history, The Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Genesis were two texts that set the framework of the entire world. They were two epics that established the foundations of religion, literature, and all other standards that were followed by every category of people. Both texts entice the audience through antique language, and the stories of epic heroes and immortal gods. Sin-Leqi-Unninni and the many writers of the Bible use love as their central theme, yet it unfolds as having distinguishing effects on all characters throughout both texts.... [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis ]
982 words (2.8 pages)
- Genesis - Chapter One as an Executive Summary “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 Acknowledging a beginning in the first sentence of any text is in itself indicative of the nature of the text as a whole. It is an acknowledgement of a creation. It is an admission that what is has not always existed and that a higher power is at work. Genesis begins with this phrase as a reminder of the existence of God; it emphasizes the fact that man is not alone. Dually, the phrase also is indicative of the nature of the Book of Genesis, and as the first book of the Bible it sets the frame for the entire text.... [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
2002 words (5.7 pages)
- The floods in Genesis and The Epic of Gilgamesh are in no doubt different but in so many ways similar. The two men are given a task to save humankind from a flood and succeed and are rewarded. The major basic events that take place in the stories a similar however the smaller details of them and how they are carried you are different. They two also tells us a lot about the relationship between humans to Divinity. The floods in The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis 6-9 are very similar. In both the flood were sent to wipe out all humankind.... [tags: Genesis, Epic of Gilgamesh]
596 words (1.7 pages)
- Tragedy In Genesis People tend to view tragedy in cataclysmic and catastrophic terms. Every night on the news we hear murders, assassinations and bombings referred to as Atragedies.@ Tragedy need not be an event which affects the community at large. Rather, any event which teaches an important lesson to a specific person or a group of people can be viewed as a type of tragedy. While the Greek tragedies focused upon the catastrophic nature of tragedy, The Biblical Book of Genesis provides the reader with another tragic paradigm.... [tags: Genesis Tragedies Tragedy Essays]
4978 words (14.2 pages)
- Disillusioned Latin students, who cringe at the thought of repeatedly scribbling their grammar, are often told by their teachers, "Per repitio nos studiare," which translates to "through repetition we learn." Though this may seem hard to believe as their hands begin to cramp, it bears a certain amount of truth. As my grandfather once told me, "Experience is often the best teacher." Truly gaining an understanding of something often comes from repeated involvement. Repetition is also the concept that the Hebrew Creator-God uses throughout the story of Genesis to educate Abram about God's purpose and His nature.... [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
2487 words (7.1 pages)
- The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction.... [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
981 words (2.8 pages)
- The Nature of God in the Genesis Genesis is the first book of the Bible. It begins with the story of God’s creation of the universe. The Lord is the Almighty Creator of the world, skies, heavens, seas, animals, man, and woman. He governs the universe and develops relationships with man. Throughout Genesis, God acknowledges the fact that human beings make mistakes, and accepts their imperfection. Throughout Genesis, God changes from one who does not tolerate disobedience, to one who shows clemency. Early on in Genesis, God punishes Adam and Eve for disobedience. After making the mistake of flooding the world, the Lord realizes that even He is not perfect, and does not allow Jac... [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
1092 words (3.1 pages)
- Genesis Chapters 5-9 “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the lord said, ‘I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created-people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.”(Genesis 6:5-8) In this essay I will take an interpretive look at Genesis chapters 5-9.... [tags: Bible Religion Genesis Religious Essays]
1480 words (4.2 pages)
The J account and the P account each have their qualities, but these are just qualities that do not compliment each other well when the two are mixed together. When used in conjunction with one another and separated by a fine line, the two sources have a much more powerful effect on the reader. Their individual qualities can better compliment one another as opposed to harming one another.