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    and leads him to murder his Brother, God questions his involvement. Cain replies, “I know not. Am I my Brother’s Keeper”(Genesis 4:1-8). The concept of social responsibility and looking after one another first addressed in the bible story of Cain and Abel, was also addressed by Mitch Albom in his novel The Five People You Meet In Heaven. The protagonist in the novel, an elderly maintenance worker at an amusement park, begins his journey of self discovery with his own death. When Eddie dies in an…

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    Genealogies In The Bible

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    Genesis means "generation". If you were a Levitical Priest and you could not trace your ancestry to Levi, you would be removed from your position (Neh 7:64). The genealogical record for every Israelite confirmed their ownership to their land and home. It is quite often that when the book of Genesis is discussed, people will comment on how, in their perspective, Genesis was written for the purpose of having a ‘story book’ to explain why and how we got here, and where we came from. This is not…

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    On their journey to find death, the three brothers come across an infinitely old man. They ask him for directions to death, and he tells them of a tree where he had last come into contact with death. After the brother’s part ways with him, he is never mentioned again in this tale or in any of the others told throughout the overall text. The presence of old men in literature are often portrayed as wise, god-like, or as a magician who is very wise. However, the man that Chaucer writes about…

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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…

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    After the tragic event, my family and I rushed to his coffin. I saw his face of happiness once again, marking as a happy person on Earth. Despite his happiness, tears flowed freely from my eyes as a sign of helplessness and mourning. Many of his colleagues, friends, fellow co-workers, and supporters have rushed to his wake in Makati. Most of them gave their condolences and counsels. "Stay strong," "Condolences," these were the common words/phrases I heard from them. I reminisced my experiences…

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    control over people; people are free to do what they choose, to a degree, but he has the right to punish or reward people for whatever reason he chooses. Consider the story of Cain and Abel. It is the story of two brothers, Cain, a farmer, and Abel, a shepherd. They are the offspring of Adam and Eve. Cain and Abel give their offerings to God, and God accepts Abel’s, but rejects…

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    with a different way of life. Cain and Abel symbolized complete opposite concepts and mentalities. While Cain embodied darkness and evil, Abel symbolized good and light. In all of us, we have darkness and evil, but we also have good and light. It is up to us whether or not to let temptation corrupt our moral compass and hearts or to be stronger than that and live a life of righteousness. That is the conscious choice we have to make in life. Both Cain and Abel wanted to show reverence to God so…

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    Villains that are portrayed in Shakespeare’s plays are usually shallow, confident men who feel no remorse for their actions. These criteria initially apply to Claudius, the main antagonist in Hamlet, as he delivers his “inaugural” speech honoring Old Hamlet. But after watching a play, made by Hamlet, which accurately depicts how he had murdered his brother, Claudius falls into a deeply conflicted state of mind where he questions the morality of his actions. In the soliloquy that follows the play…

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    Personal Narrative: Jacob

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    In Genesis 27, verse 35-36, “But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.” Esau said, ‘Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? This is the second time he has taken advantage of me: He took my birthright, and now he’s taken my blessing!’” Jacob tricked his father into giving the blessing, that originally belonged to Esau, to himself. He did this out of self-gain. “37 Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling…

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    between siblings, the stories of Jacob’s reconciliation with his estranged brother Esau (Gen ) and Joseph forgiveness of his brothers (Gen 45: 1-28). Prior to these isolated incidents the previous mention of siblings rivalry was the story of Cain and Abel (Gen), which ultimately ends with fratricide. Even within the reconciliation narratives found in Genesis, the only positive one discovered is in Genesis 45: 1-28, the other Esau’s forgiveness of Jacob ends on a bittersweet note. Despite having…

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