Essay on The Books Of God 's Humanity

710 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 3 Pages
“If oxen and horses or lions had hands, and could paint with their hands, and produce works of art as people do, horses would paint the forms of the gods like horses, and oxen like oxen, and make their bodies in the image of their various kinds”. If god created the human in his image then where is the fine line that divides the divine from mere mortals? (19) God’s flaws in The Five Books of Moses reveal God’s humanity.
Beginning with creation, it is apparent that God is imperfect. Soon after he fashions humans from humus into living beings he makes a mistake that initiates all of God’s future frustrations (21). The exact moment may be when he put the Garden of Eden on Earth (where it is accessible to his creations) or when says to Adam and Eve, “From every fruit of the garden you may surely eat. But from the tree of knowledge, good and evil, you shall not eat, for on the day you eat from it, you are doomed to die” (21). It is clearly a mistake because when Adam and Eve disobey him, he not only dooms them to death, but he also curses them with labor pains, birth pangs, and servitude (27).
God, being a creator with human-like characteristics, means that he would be able to love his creations, while also being able to feel burning frustration when the clear image of the final product does not fit the reality. This would explain why God only ever wanted to “put an end to them and I will make you a great nation,” (495) rather than destroying every person, since humans are made in…

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