The Hebrew Bible: The Old And New Testaments

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The Hebrew Bible consists of two main sections: the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament begins with the book of Genesis, which tells stories of creation and how the world and mankind comes into existence. This book alone shows of God’s magnificent and omnipotent power as the creator of all things. Genesis begins with the beginning of time, the creation of the earth and the heavens. Each day, God creates something new, which He deems all of what He creates as good. (Genesis 1:31, NIV) On the sixth day, God creates mankind, both man and woman, in his own image. He blesses them and tells them to be fruitful and grow in numbers. God gives mankind the authority to rule over the earth and ensures that both man and woman are well taken care …show more content…
God places Adam in the Garden of Eden, where God allows both trees that were beautiful and good sources of food to grow. (Genesis 2:10, NIV) Seeing that Adam is the only one of his kind, God makes a suitable helper for him, which completes Adam with his wife, Eve. These actions show God’s caring and loving nature as He allows both Adam and Eve to sustain life in comfort and enjoyment where they are on Earth. In their new home, God gives them only a few commands, which are to be fruitful and be workers of the land in the garden. God graciously gives Adam and Eve freedom to eat from all trees in the garden except of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Of all the wild animals in the garden, the serpent successfully tempts Eve, who then gets her husband to also disobey God and eat of the only tree of knowledge of good and evil. This sin results in the cursing and the fall of mankind. God also banishes the couple from their home in the Garden of Eden to live and care for them amongst the Earth. (Genesis 3:17-23, NIV) This act not only shows of God’s wrathful punishments, but of His love. Although they both are guilty of sin, He doesn’t allow them to be totally lost in their sin eternally by eating of the tree of …show more content…
According to the Old Testament, Job is a blameless and upright man. (Job 1:1, NIV) The history of Job is different from Adam, Eve, and Cain due to his consistent innocence. He regularly sent offerings up to God on behalf of his children and himself. Job is a wealthy man of his time with many children and a wife. God favors him so much that he surrounds Job with a hedge of protection. Satan presents himself before God concerning Job’s character. Satan tells God that Job is only faithful because God has blessed him immensely. Satan is accusing a righteous man. Satan says that if God will take away all that Job has, he will curse God to His face. God allows Satan (Job 1:12, NIV), and after many severe trails, Job remains faithful. In the process, he loses his children, family, and his possessions. After Job successfully completes this challenge of his faith, God restores his hedge of protection and replaced everything he lost and then some. This portrays of God’s awesome

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