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  • Creation In The Bible, Genesis 1-3

    Origins. What are our origins? Where do we come from? How did we get here? These questions are some of the most highly debated and controversial topics, to this day. Everyone has their own ideas and sources about how the human race started. In the Bible, Genesis 1-3 contains not one but, two stories of creation. These three chapters are still being recreated it in pop culture today. The only problem with these stories is there are several discrepancies between the two. The first question that needs to be raised is why are there two stories of creation? Why is woman created at the same time as man in one story, but man is created first in the next story? Why are there discrepancies? The easiest way to approach this is to summarize and break down just what the authors of Genesis had in mind. Genesis one starts with the formation of the heavens and earth. This is the only thing God doesn’t speak into existence. Then God speaks into existence light, which immediately appears, and as a result, dark and light were separated. This is the first day. On the second day, God separates water from water, in turn making a dome, which God calls sky. The third day is full of activity. God first separates the land and water in order to make Earth and the seas. God proceeds to fill the earth with plants and trees, and he calls them good. On the fourth day, God calls into existence lights, one for the day and one for night. The greater light was for the day, and the…

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  • Importance Of Creation Myths In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    Throughout our lives we are taught different stories that can affect us dramatically, either in a positive way or negative way. During our childhood we read the Tortoise and the Hare, which is a story that taught us the moral, “slow and steady wins the race”. We also read things such as: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which taught us essentially not to lie, because if you lie enough, you won’t be believed when you tell the truth. These stories taught us valuable lessons growing up, but not only do…

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  • Gilgamesh Worldview Research Paper

    “What you believe about who you are, where you came from, affects your whole worldview.” (Ham) Although everybody has a worldview, they may not know what shapes it. Throughout history, worldviews have shaped civilizations, which have furthermore shaped their societies. Creation stories and legends often have an immense impact on one’s worldview. The Babylonian, Akkadian, and Hebrew civilizations are among the first with strong, yet contradicting, worldviews. Each of their worldviews…

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  • The Epic Of Gilgamesh: The Story Of Enuma Elish

    This epic is written on a cuneiform clay tablet. Gilgamesh was a king described as one third human and two thirds divinity (Sandars). He began an adventure in search of immortality after his friend Enkidu died (Sandars). Gilgamesh traveled to Dilmun to speak to the immortal Utnapishtim (Matthews and Benjamin). Utnapishtim was the person who survived the great flood. This great flood presented in Gilgamesh was written long before it was written in the Bible. It contains parallels with the Flood…

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  • Similarities Between Sumerian And Modern Society

    95). Both documents, though different, regulated their practitioners and their practitioners “regulated” their societies. Paradise, as well, shows abundant similarity. It is of no doubt that the Ancient Sumerians inspired and impressed the Hebrews who’d later write the Bible, and therefore there would be a plethora of similarities to compare. However, it is the idea of paradise itself that proves, in Kramer’s words, “illuminating”. In society today, all children hear the stories of…

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