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The And Of The Bible

- It has always been much speculated, and little doubt exists that the bible was not the work of any single author, but a collection of anecdotes by many. Jews and Christians in their millions believe that the holy texts came directly from god, Hebrews certain that the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses, ot the Torah is none other than godâs word, even though modern theologians concede that the whole was written by many, who preached diverse ideologies, linguistic styles and indeed a whole range of names for God as they saw the deity....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Criticism of the Bible]

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Love In The Bible

- What then is love. Over the years, society has pondered this question only to arrive to different answers. Who then deserves to be love. Some people love only those who are easy to love. Others, love people who they know will reciprocate their love. According Eagle Vision Ministry, there are different kinds of love: Storge love (love of a parent to child), Eros love (physical love), Phileo love (friendship love), and Agape love (God’s love). Agape love is a unique love that has nothing to do with emotional attachments....   [tags: The Bible]

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The Bible And The Holy Bible

- Over 1,000 pages long, comprised of 66 books, completely translated into over 500 languages, and is the best-selling book with over 5 billion copies sold, is the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the book used in the Christian faith, known as the “Word of God” to many believers. This book, the Holy Bible, has crossed the line from an object to a thing, in my life. The Bible provides me with comfort, the guidance I need in my everyday life, and connects me to God. Without the Bible, my life would never be the same....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christianity]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Plachers’ article, “Is the Bible True?” explores deeper into the subject of the Bible and if it content it contains is credible information. Through Plachers’ statement, “We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully,” we are able to reach the idea that the Bible is in fact true, but it all depends on how the individual interprets the text. Placher supports his argument that the Bible is true by alluding certain parts of the Bible to past American Literature....   [tags: Bible, God, Writing, Criticism of the Bible]

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The Inerrancy Of The Bible

- Today we will take a look at the inerrancy of the Bible and what it means. http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com We live in a time that many are to reluctant take a stand when confronted with error. We need to ask the question, like Pilate, “What is truth?” We’ve grown accustomed to being lied to, from politicians and even preachers. When we look at the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, it is an important question because the truth does matter. The 1st statementin in our Decerlation of Faith, We believe In the verbal inspiration of the Bible....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Ten Commandments, Bible]

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An Introduction Of The Bible

- Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Bible This guide is specially written for new Christians, commonly called born again Christians. As we bear in mind that new Christians come into this spiritual journey called Christianity which is to live like Christ, with numerous questions in mind, but don’t know which ones to ask first, or even who to ask these questions to. You need to understand that we are not trying to encourage you more into one religion or another. We are approaching the Bible in the most neutral but instructive way....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Bible And The Prince

- 1) Introduction – The bible and the prince are supposed to be texts to guide you. However they include a ton of violence which makes them seem bad but infact they are good a) The Hebrew Bible and The prince by Machiavelli are guidebooks centered around important historical events. On the one hand, the Hebrew Bible is about the history and religion of the people of Israel. Its historical accounts functions as models of religious and moral conduct. On the other hand, The Prince is centered around the political history of France and Italy around the time of the Italian Renaissance....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Political philosophy, Israelites]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- For thousands of years Christianity has led people to believe in a power greater than themselves. The bible provides Christians with instruction, encouragement, and wisdom regarding their everyday lives. The Bible is separated into two sections the old and new testaments. Within these sections Christians discover the covenants between God and his people and Jesus and his believers. The covenants are referred to as the “old” and “new” covenants. These covenants instruct Christians of their obligations to God, and God’s obligations to his people....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Bible]

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The Sermon Of The Bible

- Scripture holds a prominent role in the sermon. In 2 Timothy 4:2, it states to “preach the word in season and out of season”. The Greek word for preach is ‘Kerusso’. It means to be a herald (proclaim) and to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion). In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Christian terms, Jesus]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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The Figurative Language of the Bible

- In 2011, the Barna Group completed and published the results of a five-year study on why many teens are turning away from Christian churches. The research showed that one-fourth of these skeptical young adults felt that “Christianity is anti-science” . This statistic should not be too surprising because Christians are notorious for their steadfast beliefs in Genesis 1 which states that the universe was created by God in just 6 days. Obviously, this tale contradicts countless scientific records and theories, making a life of faith practically unachievable for any science-minded individual....   [tags: Bible Essays]

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Is The Bible True?

- Is the Bible true. This is a question I have asked myself as I have navigated my walk with Christ and learned more about my faith. Billy Graham once said, “Our faith is not dependent upon human knowledge and scientific advance, but upon the unmistakable message of the Word of God” (Bickel, 2003, p.15). In our world today, there are many different religions and each one professes their book to be the Word of God. The Koran claims to be a “revelation from Allah and seen as the Word of God” (Yohn, 2013)....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament]

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Meaning of the Bible

- Reflection Paper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible. Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. Intro The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less....   [tags: Reflection Paper, Religion, God, Jesus, Bible]

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Esther in the Bible

- The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about God, but instead shows God’s plans for all of our lives and how in all frightening moments of life, He remains faithful to those who trust and have faith in Him....   [tags: God's Plan, Faith in God, Bible, God]

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Forgiveness in the Bible

- “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”(Matthew 6:14-15, NIV) Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights discusses many situations in which individuals learn to forgive others for the wrong that they have done against them. The Bible refers to the idea of forgiveness as an act not only for the person that has wronged you but for yourself; in order to grow, we have to forgive because if we do not, God will not forgive us....   [tags: Demon and King Shahrayar, Bible Analysis, God]

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Context of the Bible Book

- Context of the Bible Book: The book of Genesis begins with the creation of the earth and all the living things upon it. It continues on The story of Joseph and his family, which spans nearly fourteen full chapters, is well crafted and highly detailed. “Unique, too, is the somewhat secular mold in which the [Joseph’s] biography is cast. The miraculous or supernatural is conspicuously absent” (Sarna 211). The story is embodies the very best parts of literature. And, in fact, is not overtly theological....   [tags: Bible, Summary]

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Study the Bible!

- Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person....   [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]

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The Christian Bible And Mere Christianity

- The Christian Bible may be one of the most influential pieces of texts ever written. Through reading of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible my life has changed drastically as a human being, in every way, shape, and form. Not only has the Bible changed who I am but, it has drastically changed the way I read. Two texts that have truly affected me as a reader of the ESV Bible are the Catholic Bible and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. While reading the ESV Bible has changed me as a person it has also changed me as a reader....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Protestantism]

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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bible

- “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Fiction has always been used as a way to relay different types of messages throughout time. In many cases authors use fiction to make political commentary, use stories to bring out the major flaws that society has, as well as a way to spread different types of beliefs or ideals. C.S. Lewis’s used his work, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, to reiterate the messages of the Bible to those who might have gotten lost during their lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Myth, Bible]

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Women's Inferior Status in The Bible

- Corinthians 14:34 states, “Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law” (Holy Bible, King James Edition). Edith Hamilton, "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist", says that the Bible is the only book before our century that looked to women as human beings, no better nor worse than men (Tanner). However, it cannot be said that this book was consistently favorable to women. Maybe not absolutely, but conditionally in personal opinion, the Bible shows numerous examples of a woman’s inferiority to men, an assessment that has been translated into the cultures of generations....   [tags: Status of Women in the Bible]

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Biblical Authority : The Bible

- Biblical Authority Inspiration can be defined as God’s ongoing and dynamic revelation of truths to humans in order for us to know how to live and deal with spiritual and ethical encounters, by instilling wisdom and understanding of his word. Since humans wrote the Bible there is room for idiosyncrasies, intelligence, historic context, social context, and geographical context to influence scripture. However, God’s revelation of himself and his character prevails through the Bible. There is a dimension of God that can only be reached through personal encounters of His truths, through prayerful reflection of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Canaan]

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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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Mary's Angelic Encounter in the Bible

- INTRODUCTION The Bible contains many stories of people having an encounter with angels. An encounter alludes to an unexpected meeting. The word “angel” is a transliteration from the Hebrew word “mal’ak” in the Old Testament (Strong’s H4397) and the Greek word “angelos” in the New Testament (Strong’s G32). Both words mean “messenger” and describes one who executes the plan and will of the person whom they serve. God created an innumerable quantity of angels. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and...   [tags: bible, stories, god]

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Antigone And The Holy Bible

- It is easy to place the blame on fate or God when one is encumbered by suffering. It is much harder to find meaning in that pain, and harvest it into motivation to move forward and grow from the grief. It is imperative for one to understand one’s suffering as a gateway to new wisdom and development; for without suffering, people cannot find true value in happiness nor can they find actual meaning to their lives. In both Antigone and The Holy Bible there are a plethora of instances that give light to the quintessential role suffering plays in defining life across cultures....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, God, Bible]

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Authority Figure in Bible Examples

- As a child, one always questions authority and discipline especially from a parent. A father’s love may appear measurable, to a child, based upon how much time he spent together, and how much punishment he delivers. Some people believe in physical punishment, which may include a spanking, or they believe in taking nonphysical measures, which may include a timeout or going to bed early. Throughout the ages, people argue the issue that parents may play favorites or discipline one child more harshly than the next....   [tags: authority, discipline, punishment, bible]

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Is The Bible Compatible With The Theory Of Evolution?

- Is the Bible compatible with The Theory of Evolution. Is it possible that God used evolution to make man from the animals. Did God direct the development of the bacteria, transforming them into fish, and then reptiles and mammals, to get finally a species of apes into humans. There are scientists and religious leaders who claim to believe in the theory of evolution and the teachings of the Bible, and claim that the biblical account of creation is symbolic. It could be that you wonder if the theory that human beings evolved from animals is compatible with God 's Word....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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The Bible And Myth By John Oswalt

- ABSTRACT John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity and unique from other Ancient Near East literature. There was a time when the Bible, and the Israelite religion was different from its neighboring societies. But as times have changed, many people now lump the bible with other Ancient Near East myths....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Vulgate]

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The Bible Is The Words Of God

- The bible is the words of God. It is natural to believe that the bible should be read and practiced literally. However, as the Roman Catholic Church believes that “God speaks through men in men in human fashion” (Dei Verbum 12). Hence, what the authors want to say, and what God wants to express via their words should be located. In this essay, the reasons for which the Holy Scriptures should be interpreted shall be discussed in further detail. Firstly, the Bible was not written to contemporary readers....   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Torah, Christianity]

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My Perspective On The Catholic Bible

- For many years, I have had this ideology that all the information inscribed in the Bible is factual. It was thought provoking to see that the Bible is composed of historically accurate information and stories. The Introduction to the Bible course has given me the opportunity to explore and broaden my perspective on the Catholic bible. I am challenging myself to see the bible from a historical and scientific view, but also with a view of my faith. The information that I have gathered from the course has caused me to question faith and facts....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Book of Genesis]

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Should The Bible Face Reconstruction?

- Should the Bible face Reconstruction. The bible is a book of Christian scriptures with an Old and New Testament. Being a religious book used as a guide for many Christian denominations, you would think the book would have precise instructions on do’s and don’ts to get into heaven. However, this is not the case. The point of this essay is not to berate Christianity especially since I am a Christian myself. The point is to berate the quality of the Holy Book that is, to put frankly, poorly written....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, Torah]

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The Betrayal Of Jesus From The Bible

- While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this weeks scripture study. I thought about Judas and a conversation of the healing that could have happen if he did not hang himself. Thinking about that I went to the story of how Judas sold Jesus for thirty and it got my attention. So I wanted to do my scripture on Luke 22:47-50. Even though I know this story and what happened I am excited to dig deeper into this scripture and find out somthing deeper. over all I feel like their is somthing more to learn in this scripture even if it’s something I just need to be reminded This week 's scripture study was interesting because I have read this before in the bible and it 's a story well kno...   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Gospel of Matthew, Christianity]

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Reading The Bible Is Important

- “He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.” - Francis Chan Lovingly, we should follow Christ and His example every day. To follow Christ, we must know know what our responsibilities are. Reading the Bible is vital. With prayer, people have access to talk to God - anytime and anywhere. Attending church is important. “Why should I take the time out of the busyness of my life to study and meditate the Bible?” DrOP Eighty-eight percent of Americans own at least one Bible; however, 32% of people ages 18 to adult do not believe that any literature is sacred, including the Bible, which is untrue....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Gospel Writers Of The Bible

- One of the major gospel writers of the bible was Mark. Mark was a friend of Peter. Peter was one of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus Christ, which were known as the 12 apostles. Mark always paid close attention and listened when Peter had spoken about Jesus. He constantly wrote down all the things Peter had told me and preached about. Mark also wrote about the things that he had physically seen himself. Mark wrote this book while he was living in Rome, which is the capital city of Italy. He wrote his book around some time from 50 AD to 70 AD....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Saint Peter]

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The Bible Has Been A Challenge

- Reading the bible has been a challenge as I aged because I have not been so easy to be forced into it. Struggling to just sit to read it will probably be there for the rest of my life due to my health condition. The faith communities have always told me to just blame the devil. I truthfully can’t and won’t be able to because everything is supposed to happen for a reason. I cannot justify what has happened to me in any sort and faith cannot not completely fix what has been broken. The origin of the story is in Egypt and ultimately comes back to Egypt....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Plagues of Egypt, Levite]

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Baptist Bible Fellowship International

- The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]

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English Translations of the Bible

- The efforts for translating the Bible from its original languages, i.e. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek began many years ago. Its being the reference book for the religion was the main idea which feed up those efforts. Every people wants to understand how he begs and prays to God according to the sacred book. Not only Bible but also many other holy books were translated into another languages. The Bible is the bestseller in many English speaking countries today. The reason for this is especially the US, whose founding base still lies behind religion....   [tags: English Translations of the Bible, Translations, B]

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The Bible Among The Myths

- In The Bible Among the Myths, John N. Oswalt opens up his book by establishing his expertise in the subject of the Ancient Near East (ANE). Oswalt started his study into the ANE at Asbury Theological Seminary. After attending Asbury Theological Seminary, he went to Brandeis University. This is where his fascination with the subjects and ideas of the ANE started to grow. Oswalt eventually went on to teach at Asbury Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wesley Biblical Seminary....   [tags: God, Religion, Old Testament, Bible]

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The Bible And Housekeeping By Marilynne Robinson

- The Bible and Housekeeping The book of Genesis in the Bible presents many important people, events, and ideas that have been often been referenced to in literature and other arts. The novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, published in 1980 is considered to be one of the most prominent books of the recent era. The novel is a generational saga that is told from the point of view of Ruthie, who along with her sister Lucille is abandoned at her grandmother’s house after their mother kills herself....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Book of Genesis, Patriarchy]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- Throughout the year we see the bible be change over time by the structure and text. The bible was created many years ago; it was not created on a specific date or location. In the bible there are many stories that talks about why people suffer and some stories have answers on how it should be solved or what should be done to resolve it. In discussion of The Old Testament of the response why people suffer and what should be done about it. One controversial issue has been wheather the Old Testament has given us an answer to why people suffer in life....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Old Testament, Jesus]

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What Is The Bible?

- The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible....   [tags: Religion Bible]

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The view of God from the Bible's Perspective

- The biblical standpoint on the view of God may be summed up in two verses, “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7) This clearly indicates the attributes of God as merciful and just, forgiving and stern....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God]

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Changes Due to English Evolution Affect Integrity of the Bible

- Catholic leaders had control of the Holy Bible without many recorded challenges for more than one thousand years, according to several historical documents. Church authorities told church members they could neither read nor interpret the text themselves. The principles clergy taught in church were what churchgoers often believed. Eventually, a high-ranking German monk named Martin Luther challenged church officials in the 16th century and began reading and interpreting the Scriptures. As he studied the Bible, he found many faults in the Catholic Church’s teachings and believed everyone should have an opportunity to read the Bible himself or herself and determine what the Bible meant....   [tags: Bible Translation]

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The Bible Taken From The Greek Word

- The Bible taken from the Greek word "biblos" meaning "book" became the foundation of two religions, specifically Judaism in the Old Testament and Christianity in the New Testament. Both bring together a group of books that explains the history of the beginning and development. The Old Testament also known as the Tanakh is the first and oldest section of the Holy Bible with the New Testament written and added at a later date. The Old Testament, consisting of many individual books that were written, compiled and edited by various authors over a period of centuries....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Torah, Septuagint]

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Bible Among The Myths By John N

- Introduction The Book; Bible Among the Myths, by John N. Oswalt, give his reader insight into the variation and resemblance that exist with the Old Testament and Ancient Near East religions. In the preamble, Oswalt starts with an overview of other scholarly notion on the subject of the Old Testament literature and literature of the Ancient Near East and what has in its viewpoint has altered over time. The writer position at the time, that scholars believed the Old Testament and its mysticism stood unaccompanied from other Ancient Near East religions....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, God]

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Love in The Bible

- Love in The Bible Everyone always looks at the Bible as a loving book. It is considered God’s Word. It helps us live a better life and serves as a guidebook showing us how to live on the right path. The characters in it are ones to be looked up to. Moses, Noah, Abraham, etc. were all righteous followers of God and set good examples for us even today. However, those who read deeper into the Bible will find more than just the stereotype that I have already explained. The God of the Bible has many moods....   [tags: Religion Bible Religious God Essays]

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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence]

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Determining the True Divine Name from the Bible

- This issue concerning the divine name has existed for hundreds of years, and there have been a number of Bible translations that have restored the divine name in the Hebrew Scriptures. One such version is the American Standard Version of 1901. However, in recent times this issue has gained even more attention because of a particular Bible translation. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, translated by the Watchtower organization, has not only restored the divine name to the Hebrew portion of the Bible, but has used the name 237 times in the New Testament....   [tags: bible, religion, theology]

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Everyman and the Bible: Exploring Good Deeds, Faith, and Salvation

- God has become angry with his people. He complains in the fifteenth century English play Everyman about humans and their obsession with material items, riches, and wealth. Men and women, he feels, have taken for granted their blessings. God wants to reprimand Everyman for his sinful life and sends Death to summon him. At the beginning of the allegorical work where figures and actions symbolize general truths, a messenger shares God’s concerns. The messenger tells the audience to watch and listen closely to the morality play so they can learn a lesson about life....   [tags: Bible, religion, salvation, ]

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Murder in the Bible

- Murder in the Bible The act of murder is rampant in the Bible. In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing of many people for reasons that defy any rational explanation such as killing children who make fun of bald people, and the killing of a man who tried to keep the ark of God from falling during transport....   [tags: Murder Violence Bible Crime Christianity Essays]

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Galileo 's Reasoning For Revealing The Truth And The Roles Of The Bible

- Galileo’s reasoning for revealing the truth and the roles of the Bible. Galileo knew that he had discovered a unique fact that the Earth traveled around the Sun. This fact was contrary to the belief of the Holy Catholic Church, which mandated geocentrism rather than heliocentrism. This is the belief that everything revolves around the Earth not the Sun. The Church had already been ridiculed earlier after the discovery that the Earth was a sphere. In order to prove his findings without being accused or declared heretical....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Torah, Biblical canon]

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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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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction

- The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism

- The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism        In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, the romantic standards that are associated with literature during the American Renaissance are evident. This popular novel, a New York Times Bestseller, embodies the concept of Romanticism with its gothic darkness, themes of loss and nostalgia, and a strong captivity narrative. The presence of a wise child and recurring double language are essential to the plot of the story. Nathan Price's misguided mission to save souls in the Congo is transformed into an evil that invades a type of Paradise and so, the reader realizes immediately that this twisted attempt to Christianize the savages...   [tags: Poisonwood Bible Essays]

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The Holy Bible as a Sustained Allusion

- The Bible as a Sustained Allusion The Bible is a sustained allusion throughout the course of East of Eden, paralleling with the eternal story of Cain and Abel. According to the Bible, Cain is the "tiller of the ground" (Genesis 4:2). Caleb Trask, a farmer at heart, made a vast amount of money by selling beans. Upon presenting Adam with his present of fifteen thousand dollars, Adam not only discarded the gift, but caused Cal pain by comparing him to his godly brother, Aron, who graduated high school and started college at an early age....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible

- Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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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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Truth, Belief and The Holy Bible

- Truth, Belief and the Bible Order, pattern, method, harmony, and purpose - these are the qualities on which we, humankind, have come to base our existence. We strive to find meaning in all that we do, say, read, write, and live. A story is not just a story; it is a lesson. A thought is not merely a thought, but a revelation. Hardship is not simply misfortune, but an act of God. Truth is considered the result of a divine arrangement - one that is complex and intricate, and finally revealed to us through a glorious realization....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Essay on Evil in The Holy Bible

- The Purpose of Evil in the Bible        God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31)    Five times in Genesis 1, God looks at that which He has created, and pronounces it "good". Then on the sixth day He creates Man, and says that His creation is now "very good". God's pronouncement of His creation, which would be everything around us and includes ourselves, as "very good" is hard to reconcile with that which we see on a daily basis -- a reality in which we experience much pain and cruelty from man and nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible

- Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible Throughout the Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver utilizes the experience of the Congo to enhance and rediscover the faith of three of the Price daughters. At the age of fifteen, Rachel, the Price's oldest child, reveals her true beliefs of her religion through her petulant remarks of the Congo. During her stay in Africa, Rachel only talks of possessions she left behind. Rachel misses items such as toilet paper and sets of clean clothes. She, however, doesn't mention the bible in the list of items she longs for....   [tags: Kingsolver Poisonwood Bible]

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Morality and The Holy Bible

- Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The New Testament Canon Is Not One Universal Bible

- There is not one universal Bible, just as there is not one universal Christian church. There is actually a separate canon for each major division of the church such as, Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox, however each has the same New Testament of 27 books. The New Testament canon is the compilation of four books called gospels, one book that is the foundation of the early church, twenty-one letters, and one book of prophecy. This paper focuses on some of the contributing factors to creating this compilation....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Biblical canon]

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Revelations in the Bible

- To understand this portion we need to comprehend that Revelation is consider an apocalyptic literature. An apocalyptic intends to show a future anticipated truth about the end time. John wrote Revelation and he intend to reveal the truth that is to come. The truth is overwhelming that John's words cannot properly convey his vision, therefore John wrote it in symbols and codes. Revelation has a narrative framework that is build on a dualistic understanding of reality. That there are two eras which consist of the present and the future where humans have to choose sides according to Blount....   [tags: Apocalyptic Literature, Bible, Revelations]

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Comparison And Differentiation Between A Scene From The Holy Bible And The Yusuf Sura Of The Koran

- My essay will challenge the comparison and differentiation between a scene from the sacred text in The Hebrew Bible and The Yusuf Sura of the Koran. The scene I will be focusing is the one in which Joseph is seduced by the king’s wife. More specifically, I will be demonstrating that in the Koran good and evil are made explicit in the world of the story and for the reader, while the Bible suggest that you should identify good and evil for yourself. The seduction scene in these text teach us about good and evil....   [tags: Bible, God, Qur'an, Sin]

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The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship

- The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship The Bible is a key element in all services in the Christian faith and used for various reasons in the church. The Bible is viewed by Christians as the book of God, and God’s word to be followed by faithful Christians to live their life with help and guidance to be as God would want. Christians keep God in their hearts with regular praying and private worship. In congregational worship, which is a group of people worshipping God together, helping each other to understand the way they ought to live their lives....   [tags: Bible Studies, Religion]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis

- 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]

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The King James Bible And The Bible

- The King James Bible is known as the Bible and in the Bible there is more than 1,200 years of books and different stories in 2 main parts. The Old Testament was written by the Hebrews and New Testament was written by the Greeks. It was completed in 1611 and was a main corner stone to European culture. Back in the day it was in Egyptian which meant that the priests had to learn how to read the Egyptian language. The parable called “The Prodigal Son” is in the King James Bible and when you read this there are some good lessons that you can get out of it and some bad things that you can get out of it....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Family, Septuagint]

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Biblical Authority, Inspiration, And Inerrancy Of The Bible And The Potential Effects On Society

- Can one question, or consider evaluating the authority of God 's ' word and his infallible wisdom to supernaturally inspire those who wrote it. In the words of the psalmist” God’s word is the truth” and “every one of his righteous ordinances endures forever” (The Holy Bible, Ps: 119: 160). As students of the ministry, it is critically important to understand the biblical authority, inspiration, and inerrancy of the bible and the potential effects to society. This paper will reflect my personal insight, biblical research, and analysis to formulate a clear and concise understanding of this topic....   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Jesus, New Testament]

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Exploring Mary in the Bible

- ... He worked with stone , copper , metal , and wood for use in several industries. Mary’s life wasn’t normal. In this gospel written by Luke , Mary was visited by an ‘angel’ that came to her , telling her that she would be birthing a Son of God. What Luke meant by angel is unknown. He just knew that this action was God’s will. This event was called a proclamation. 'The angel said to her “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus”.’ Luke 1:26-38 Mary became pregnant , without sexual intercourse....   [tags: Mark's Gospel, Bible studies]

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Disparity Between The Passion Of The Christ by Mel Gibson and The Bible

- "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, recounts the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, portraying his arrest, trial, crucifixion and death. One of the most popular religious movies in modern times, it therefore becomes susceptible to criticism. Although the film is based upon the stories within the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are many exaggerations and non-biblical elements present in the movie. This is not unexpected, since it is a movie, but the vivid detail of the brutality in the movie as well as the Anti-Semitic theme are the most publicly criticized elements of the movie....   [tags: Compare Contrast Movie Bible]

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Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible

- Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Cruel God of Genesis

- The Cruel God of Genesis This essay will propose and support the thesis that God carries the blame for the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden and resulting downfall of mankind. Genesis has always been the cause of heated discussions. The work itself is not all that confusing, but rather the symbolism buried deep within the text is. The opinions of the reader often have a substantial influence on the reader's interpretation of the text. Because the scripture has played such an important role in the theological beliefs of so many Christians, extremely different interpretations of the text have the potential to create distance between even the closest of friends and even worse,...   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - Dionysus and Genisis God

- Dionysus and Genisis God Every individual has his/her own view of a divine power. It appears that each different culture looks at its’ higher being in a different way. Texts and myths are used by each culture to explain its god or gods or even goddesses. Genesis, from the Bible, shows the many characteristics of the Christian God, as does Euripides' The Bacchae of Dionysus. The two separate Gods are shown to illustrate very similar human characteristics; however, they differ by their godly attributes and their effect on how women are viewed in today's society....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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Essay on Punishment and the Prodigal Son of The Holy Bible

- Punishment and the Prodigal Son   In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity of his or her actions, and shows regret for these actions, punishment may still be dealt out in the name of "tough love"....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in the Genesis

- 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]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in Genesis

- The Nature of God in Genesis The depiction of God in the Bible’s story of creation, namely Genesis, brings to mind the image of an omnipotent, almighty and all-powerful child playing in a sandbox. Like a child his sole purpose seems to be to simply amuse himself, and possibly acquire a source of unconditional love. These needs are in contrast to the classic view of God acting with the idea of an ultimate plan. His actions clearly show that there is no perfect plan, or if there is it must be grossly overcomplicated....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis, Chapter One

- 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]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - Suffering and The Book of Job

- Suffering and The Book of Job      Life is difficult. "Suffering...is not an exception to the human condition, it is the human condition" (Gomes 405). The question of why life can be unjustly cruel is asked today and has been asked since the beginning of time.   And where is God in the midst of hardship. Is He non-existent, as the pagan statement, "It's Chance alone that moves and rules our lives" implies (Neiman 442). Or is God only partially in control of situations, as Harold Kushner concludes, writing, "there are some things God does not control" (462)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]

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The Bible and The Qur’an

- ... Therefore, religion and peace is a very integrated ideology as the religious beliefs and principals of a faith form the basis on which further notions of inner and world peace can be formed within a religious tradition. Within Christianity, the adherents are called to display an attitude of peace as they live their lives in accordance to their beliefs and principal teachings which are presented throughout the Bible. The New Testament is the normative text for all Christians as it is used and understood among all Christian groups as the “principal and foundational source of teaching” (Studies of religion I & II, 2004)....   [tags: islam, christianity, beliefs]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible takes a unique turn in the book of 1 Samuel, Israel requests the appointment of an earthly king. The prophet Samuel warned them against trading their Divine King for an earthy one. In Matthew 7:13 Jesus told us, “..For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction..,” cautioning believers not to long to be like everyone else. First Samuel 8:5; 19-20 records Israel’s request for a king developed out their desire to be like the nations around them, thus placing them on the “broad road.” They desired a king to fight their battles, to establish a government, and to rule over them....   [tags: David, Books of Samuel, Books of Kings, Solomon]

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The Text Of The Bible

- Throughout the text of the Bible, and especially evident in Chapter 3 of Genesis, there is a system which God has set up to denote the proper relationships each of his creations share with each other and with Him. An analysis of this reoccurring theme will help to establish that God’s intended system is a hierarchy in which there is an apportionment of “servants” and “masters,” with God having the final authority. This motif is first introduced in chapter 1 of Genesis where God sees that His creations are “good,” already establishing a higher standard, “good,” from a lower one, “bad.” In the system that follows, the hierarchy runs with God foremost as the creator; then humans come next as su...   [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Serpent, Satan]

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