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Genesis Comparing and Contrasting Genesis 12 Essay

… Genesis

Comparing and Contrasting Genesis 12 and Genesis 20

One of the most taboo topics, even in our own society, is the question of what constitutes incest. In Genesis, this topic is addressed not once, but twice in Genesis 12 and Genesis 20. These incidents in the life of the patriarch Abraham (Abram) and his wife Sarah (Sarai) are, like other significant episodes in the first book of the Pentateuch, told and retold, virtually right after one another in ways that are similar but with some critical differences in plot and tone. Like the theoretical, dispassionate account of creation in Genesis 1, as contrasted with the chattier, more episodic version of creation in Genesis 2, these two different versions of the same incident of the…. [read more]


Koran and Genesis a Comparison Thesis

… Thus, the sibling rivalry ends, and Joseph's dreams prove true -- specifically, that his brothers will bow down before him and he will rule over them. However, he does not rule as a tyrant, but mercifully, forgiving all debts -- again, foreshadowing Christ Who suffers for all sins and forgives sinners.

Koran 12.7-20

In the Koran, however, the details of the story are a bit different, not least because Joseph is not designed to be viewed as a prefiguring of Christ or of forgiveness. The role of mercy is retained for the king and for God. Yet, let us look to see how the Koran treats of the sibling rivalry found in the Joseph narrative.

The brothers who become envious of Joseph's power plot to…. [read more]


Genesis History or Myth? Term Paper

… Research began to notice that Genesis is divided into sections by phrases that are translated literally into "These are the generations of..," much in the same style as the clay tablets described by Wiseman. Early researchers mistakenly believed that these phrases signaled the beginning of a passage, however, the old texts placed these phrases at the end. It is therefore likely that in Genesis, these phrases signal the end of a passage, rather than the end (Sewell, 1994). The most prominent place that supports this idea is in Genesis 37:2, which begins "These are the generations of Jacob...." From that point forward the text describes Joseph and his brothers and almost nothing about Jacob. The story of Jacob is the theme of the previous section…. [read more]


Women in Aztec Creation Compare Research Paper

… d.).

Freedom

The women of Aztec concept are felt to be more free and independent than the Book of Genesis' women. The Aztecs believed that a woman could be a ruler not only of the country or world but also of the universe. In Bible however there is no single instance that could prove that women also have leadership abilities to rule and be free in making decisions of their life. The freedom associated with the woman in Aztec stories is limitless. She can not only alter the way of her life but also she can handle and alter the lives of others for good. Unlike Book of Genesis' concept, the Aztec story women do not change the destiny with her prayers but through the…. [read more]


Hebrew Bible (Genesis-1-22) and Bhagavad-Gita Essay

… He continues: "I am now engaged in slaying the race of man. Without thee all these warriors standing in the different divisions shall cease to be." (XXXV 5)

Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects in contrasting similarities as well as distinctions between God and Krishna, as revealed by the Bible, subsequently, the Bhagavad Gita, remains the nature of Krishna. Although followers of Hinduism are keen on emphasizing Krishna's role as the ultimate creator of the Universe, he is nevertheless portrayed in the text as a form of incarnation leading many, including us, to wonder of his either man or God nature. In this respect, we know that, in the beginning, and following the creation of heaven and earth, "the spirit of God hovered over…. [read more]


Theology the Theological Message Research Paper

… But at the end of all effort, he saw that everything he had achieved was only vanity and of no profit to him. He realized that he could not gain more, spend more, collect more, carouse more or sin more but pleasure cannot guarantee meaning in life (Krell, HBCNYC 2011).

Wisdom

Through his use of wisdom in the pursuit of the meaningful life and lasting happiness, Solomon found two important principles (Krell 2008). The wise man and the fool both die. The wise man and the fool are both soon forgotten. The total of all knowledge, progress and technology does not necessarily make life richer. Many people are still unhappy despite their possessions. For his part, Solomon, at first, thought that the wise man had…. [read more]


Covenants in Genesis and Oedipus Rex Essay

… Covenants in Genesis and Oedipus Rex

The classical world is a world bound by covenants. The Book of Genesis describes many relationships that God establishes with men. The covenant story begins with the creation of the world, after which God makes the first man and woman, Adam and Eve and promises them eternal life after their stay in paradise. That plan is altered, of course, and the covenant stories go on. But the covenant stories do not stop with the Book of Genesis; rather, they continue throughout the Old Testament -- and into the New. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, we witness the creation of a covenant as well -- a covenant between man and man, or rather between Oedipus the King and the citizens of…. [read more]


Comparison: Six-Day Creation Theory vs. Big Bang Essay

… Both sides observe that the whole concept of evolution would, in the absence of a naturalistic bias, lose its credibility (Landgraf, 2011).

Opposition to Macroevolution: both accounts reject the theory of common ancestry, denying that all kinds of life resulted from totally different natural processes, and were not aided by any supernatural actions (Landgraf, 2011; Taylor, 2008). To this end, both accounts blatantly reject the idea that all forms of life are connected to a common ancestry like a tree is connected to a common root and trunk; and collectively affirm that living things have different ancestries and display high degree of diversity like a forest with thousands of tree species (Landgraf, 2011). Both accounts, however, support the concept of microevolution, and use it to…. [read more]


Comparing Two Characters Maheo and God in Two Different Stories Research Proposal

… ¶ … God of the King James Bible and Maheo, of the Cheyenne Myth "How the World Was Made"

The King James Bible's version of the Genesis myth of creation and the Cheyenne myth "How the World Was Made" as retold by Alice Marriott and Carol C. Rachlin are both origin myths that detail how the world began from nothing. The stories chronicle the beginning of the earth, the animals, and humanity. They also detail humanity's relationship with the divine, creating force. Their plots are fairly similar, in that they explain how the world and humanity came to be, even though the relationship between the creator god and humanity is very different. Maheo of Cheyenne legend is a very human, very anthropomorphic god. This stands…. [read more]


Comparing and Contrasting Christianity and Islam Essay

… Islam Christianity

The Distinctions Between Common Faiths: Christianity and Islam

World religions such as Christianity and Islam both today and throughout history have been directly linked to one another by similarly inspired scriptures. It is from these scriptures that observers can derive a sense of inspiration and a force of divine authority, with the parables and teachings of the holy doctrines pronouncing the will of God. This is the simple proposition that begins this difficult discussion on the different ways that we may understand, interpret and ultimately deduce truth in the experience of engaging the scriptures.

Especially as we approach the messianic figures at the center of each faith, we come to see a common thread in the major world faiths. Indeed, through these two…. [read more]


Comparing Kierkegaard and Nietzsche Term Paper

… Soren Kierkegaard and Fredric Nietzsche both fought against the rational empiricist streams that flowed from the Enlightenment. The main philosophical thought they opposed was Hegel and his method of giant system making. But most important, both were moved by the malaise of the age, the acquiescence of the people to a hypocritical Christianity and the rule of thought by a science that divided mind from body. They both were apparently moved by the morality of the age and reacted to it by building and establishing the self-searching individual as a beacon of hope and power.

Soren Kierkegaard

The self for Kierkegaard stood against a backdrop of the Christian Lutheran religion in mid-19th century Denmark. Kierkegaard's father had once cursed God in a public private way…. [read more]


Creation Myth Analysis Term Paper

… The Law was both cause and effect in the recreation of the race after the Babylonian exile."

Unless this fact is taken into account, Wellhausen cautioned, "one will above all fail to understand the great work accomplished by the prophets in destroying Old Israel, and preparing the way first for Judaism, and then for the Gospel"; however, Wellhausen did not merely employ literary arguments as his predecessors had done. In fact, he went so far as to track the development of religious forms and practices and provided an examination of the religious cult of the Hebrews, their ceremonials and holy places, and an analysis of the historical books of the Old Testament. Furthermore, this historian had larger plans for the future including an analysis of…. [read more]


Earth Science Essay

… The last day of the six day creation was the day when man began to walk the earth i.e. The day God created people and land animals. Coming back to how much one day actually was, God is clearly trying to mention to us through his book that he made the earth in just six ordinary days and has used the words evening and day together to make us understand. (Kooten, 2005)

Comparison:

Though the two views of the origin of the Earth seem miles apart, there may be a few similarities between the two theories. The first and foremost matter in which both theories agree is that there was definitely a beginning of this Earth, contrary to the belief that it was also present.…. [read more]


Bible Role & Characteristics of God's Angels Essay

Angels of the Lord


Chapter 3: Angels

Angels have been used by God to accomplish his purposes and to assist his people throughout history both recorded and unrecorded history. Angels are mentioned 273 times in the scripture and in 33 of the 66 books of the Bible. (Fruchtenbaum, nd) Angels are mentioned in the Gospels and for instance in the book of Matthew 16:27 where it states as follows:

"For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with His angels, and then he shall reward each one according to his works."



The Book of Acts in chapter 7: 52-53 states as follows:

"Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed…. [read more]


Hinduism and Christian Worldview Essay

… The confusion emanates from Hindu's believe in so many different Gods, which contributes to the existence of many different sects in the religion. However, these sects worship Braham, which implies that their origin is from Braham, the creator God (Achari, 2013).

On the question of identity, Hindus maintain that all living beings are manifestations of God regardless of their forms (Hays, 2011). Actually, Hindus believe that all living creatures have essentially equal souls and that humans do are not superior to other creatures. As a result, they even worship plants and animals because they provide food.

The question of meaning or purpose is Hindu is based on belief in four goals in life i.e. pleasure, wealth, harmony, and liberation. Pleasure and wealth consume every individual…. [read more]


Bible and Law Abortion Research Paper

… Bible and Law - Abortion

Bible and Law

Abortion has been defined as an act of voluntarily terminating pregnancy, which leads to the embryo's death. Abortion has become a very controversial topic in most countries because it is becoming more rampant as time goes by. Within the society, there are different opposing and proposing groups. And each of them has different views as to why they oppose or support abortion. Some see abortion as a way of practicing one's freedom in the society, while, others view abortion as an immoral act Davis ( 9)

I believe that abortion is morally wrong based on my understanding of the Bible. Abortion destroys many lives of helpless children, and it is being practiced in many countries amongst them…. [read more]


Hockey and Masculinity Violence Essay

… Violence in Hockey

This past weekend, hockey fans were treated to two of the biggest hits of this past season. In one, Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins slammed Maple Leaf Mike van Ryn through a pane of glass. The hit electrified fans and has received a hundred thousand plays in YouTube since. The other hit saw Carolina forward Brandon Sutter crushed, with his head down, on a hit from Islander Doug Weight. That hit was a carbon copy of the hit Steve Moore put on Markus Naslund in 2004, starting in motion one of the worst episodes of hockey violence. In retribution for that hit, Naslund's friend and teammate Todd Bertuzzi attacked Moore in a game a few weeks later, effectively ending the Colorado…. [read more]


Christians Struggle With the Dichotomy Between Free Term Paper

… ¶ … Christians struggle with the dichotomy between free will and God's apparently overriding and predestined will. The Bible indicates that human beings have free will, as shown by Adam and Eve's choice to listen to the snake instead of to God. The Scripture however also indicates that anything that a human being can choose to do falls within God's predetermined plan. Academic critics such as John S. Feinberg and Bruce Reichenbach have attempted to address this problem philosophically, as shown in their respective articles entitled "God Ordains all Things" and "God Limits his Power." These can be compared in terms of three paradigms: God's sovereignty, human freedom, and God's goodness. When these are considered in terms of the arguments put forward by the authors,…. [read more]


Analzying Christianity and the Torah Dissertation

… Christianity and the Torah



History of Christianity



Basic concepts in Christian theology



History of the Torah



Christianity and the Torah



Torah observance at the Table 130



The Significance of the Torah to Christian in modern day 134



It is the Powerful Word of God 134



It Leads Christians to Jesus the Messiah 136



It Deals with the Questions of Life 139



What we Understand about The Law 141



Interpreting and Applying the Law 143



Suggested Christian approach towards the Torah 144



Identifying what the specific law…. [read more]


Judaism and Christianity Term Paper

… Christians believe in divine intervention and miraculous healing as an integral part of their faith. The New Testament and the various gospels are replete with innumerable miraculous episodes of Jesus.

God and his attributes

Judaism and Christianity are both religions of Abrahamic origin. Judaism can be rightly attributed as the mother of Christianity. They both accept the 'Old Testament' even as Christians subscribe to the 'New Testament'. Christianity, which evolved from Judaism, as an independent religion is entirely based on the teachings of Jesus. Many Jews consider Jesus as a reformative Prophet, rather than as a radical individual, who disagreed with many of the accepted doctrines of Judaism. The fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity is their basic understanding of the attributes of God. While…. [read more]


History Medical Studies Have Concluded Term Paper

… religioustolerance.org/god_devel.htm).

"Each religion hold very diverse beliefs about their God. They generally regard their own beliefs about their God to be accurate, and the beliefs of other religions to be partly or completely false (HOW THE CONCEPTS OF GOD DEVELOPED OVER THE AGEShttp://www.religioustolerance.org/god_devel.htm)."

One of the most interesting aspects of comparing the Jewish faith and the Christian faith and their belief in and following of God is that they believe they are following the same God, while the element of Jesus is the dividing factor and the nature of God is argued.

There are historical dates that can be used to mark the changes taking place between the Jewish and the Christian faith.

http://www.biblebelievers.com/Dispensation_Chart.html

A Dispensational Chart

While the above chart can document the years…. [read more]


Messiah in Old Testament Term Paper

… Messiah in Old Testament

The Messianic prophesies and their fulfillment

The history and tradition of the predictions of a Messiah can be found in many passage of the Old Testament. The Messiah is in most instances closely related to the purpose that God has in the world. These prophesies and intimations about the Messiah start with the first book of the Bible and there are many references to the coming of a Messiah in the earlier books of the Old Testament, before the more extensive references to the Messiah in the book of Isaiah

For a long time before Isaiah was born, the Hebrews had believed Yahweh's purpose in the world would be realized through them and it involved their establishment in the land of…. [read more]


Bible the Ten Commandments and Moses Term Paper

… Bible, The Ten Commandments, And Moses

Before discussing the central aspects of this section it is interesting to refer to the views of Huston on religion; which may throw light on his interpretation of the Biblical text. This will also show that there is certain thematic unity that flows throughout the film with regard to the director's particular interpretation of the Bible. The following is part of an interview response by Huston to the question, "Do you believe in God?" In the beginning, the Lord God was in love with mankind and accordingly jealous. He was forever asking mankind to prove our affection for Him: for example, seeing if Abraham would cut his son's throat. But then, as eons passed, His ardor cooled and He…. [read more]


Jesus' Christian Life, Prayer, and Teachings Dissertation

… Prayer brings redemption. Solomon averred that as soon as he asked for Wisdom, it was bestowed upon him. David, similarly, was given fortitude through the Spirit of God (Psalms 118, 131). Every martyr obtained strength to resist tyrants, and overcame dangers and death through prayer. The above are all examples of this "communication" with God in the true spirit of how Prayer was intended.



St. John Chrysostom weighs in again: "He who uses this great weapon knows not death, leaves the earth, enters heaven, and lives with God. He falls not into sin; he loses affection for the earth; he makes his abode in heaven; and begins, even in this life, to enjoy the conversation of God. How then can you disquiet…. [read more]


Deuteronomy, Chapter 7, Verses 1-11 Thesis

… Deuteronomy 7:1-11

The fifth book of the Pentateuch, or Jewish Torah is known as Deuteronomy, translated from the Hebrew word Devarim, which means "things or words." Most of the material inside Deuteronomy consists of a series of lessons ostensibly delivered by Moses as he reviewed he past forty years of wandering in the desert. The central element in the Book is that of a series of detailed law-codes that allow the Israelites to live in the promised land with fewer outside contacts. Theologically, the book renewed and professed the covenant between God and the Children of Israel. Although conservative tradition holds that Moses wrote most of the passage, most modern scholarship believes it to be a product of reform carried out under King Josiah, with…. [read more]


Parting of Lot and Abraham Term Paper

… ¶ … Abraham

History has always represented a deep source of inspiration especially for visual artists. In the case of actual events, there are two approaches that the artist can follow in his artistic endeavor; he can either recreate the events according to historical facts, or focus on their symbolism and thus present a more or less accurate factual description. Regardless of the approach, an artistic creation is tributary to the perspective of the artist. This is how one can explain certain works of art which are based on a real event or set of events, but does not aim at reproducing reality, but at offering oftentimes a deeper meaning which is conveyed through symbolism. In the case of Parting of Lot and Abraham, a…. [read more]


Catholic Church Public Policy in Spain and US Thesis

… As I previously mentioned, the Spanish population is religiously homogeneous. Roman Catholics compose of 99% of the population, while the remaining 1% of the population is composed of those belonging to Jewish, Protestant, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths. In relation to other countries in the European Union, Spain boasts one of the most "religious" populations. As data from a study of religiosity in the European shows, as late as 1982, only Ireland surpasses Spain in religious practice. Further, by the end of the decade, the percentage of individuals identifying themselves as "religious persons" ranged from a low of 48% in Denmark to 72% in the Irish Republic. The Spanish percentage of 68% exceeded all other countries except Ireland, Portugal and Greece. In stark contrast to the…. [read more]


Wall-E: Critical Analysis Film Review

… Wall-E: A metaphor of creation and a fall from grace

In our modern day society, religion is often depicted as the enemy of science and technology. Science is viewed as mechanistic and the antithesis of creative, humanistic responses to struggle. The film Wall-E challenges this notion in its tale of the birth and growth of a small robot that is analogous to the creation story of Adam and Eve. By creating such an implied story of origins, Wall-E implies we must rethink our relationship between humanity and technology. Ironically, the little robot is the most human creature in the entire film, much more so than the human beings who have become lazy and unaware of the beauty of the world's creation. Through his naive and…. [read more]


Biblical Interpretation in the Bible Essay

… For he thought, 'He may die too, just like his brothers.' So Tamar went to live in her father's household." This is showing a contrasting interpretation of adultery and the remedies for it. (Holly Bible New International Version, 2007)

Numbers 5:11-31

In Numbers 5: 11 -- 31, it states that anyone who has committed adultery must go before a priest. This where they will live a life of condemnation and must accept their fate with the Bible saying, "The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord. Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water. After the priest has had the woman stand before the Lord, he shall…. [read more]


Paul's Use of the Old Research Paper

… Malachi 1.2-3

Paul used this Old Testament account because he wanted the Jewish community to understand that it needed to return to covenant faithfulness. Malachi emphasized that the Jewish community had a tendency to question God's love for them and this violated the very tradition that it was built on. Paul considered that it was essential for Jews to understand that their community has put across sinful and blasphemous attitudes with regard to the Lord. He expected that by acknowledging that they were arrogant and disrespectful they would eventually be enabled to change their position.

History

The Old Testament played an important role in the development of the Early Church. It supported the belief that Jesus was the Messiah and that some of the most…. [read more]

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