Isaac Bashevis Singer

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  • Abrahamic Covenants In The Book Of Genesis And Exodus

    In the book of Genesis and Exodus God makes covenants with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses in return for obedience of his commands. God promised blessings that consisted of acquiring Promised Land, building a great nation and having children to fulfill his perfect plan. The Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants are affirmed and re-affirmed on a continued basis but the promises take years to be executed. While Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses obey God’s commands, they are almost never enriched with…

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  • Scriptural Response To The Wierbe Bible

    nation “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make you name great and you will be a blessing” (NIV Genesis 12:2). Through his bloodline the nation of Israel was born, and eventually our savior and redeemer Jesus Christ. Isaac (son of Abraham and Sarah) and his wife Rebekah, Rebekah who is the daughter of Isaac’s cousin Betheul, followed…

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  • Abraham Character Analysis

    The book of Genesis introduces many characters to the readers including Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, and the list goes on. All of these characters play an important role within the overall story of Genesis. Although all of these characters are crucial to the makeup of Genesis, Abraham may be one of the most influential and crucial characters of the Genesis story. The life of Abraham covers thirteen out of the fifty chapters in the book of Genesis, and Abraham is seen as one…

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  • Jacob The Trickster Research Paper

    the book of Genesis, many scholars believe that some form of a trickster or trickery is present and eventually they receive their comeuppance for what they have done. In the book of Genesis, Jacob is first introduced to the bible when Rebekah and Isaac have their twin sons. It is described, that the first child out of the womb is the child whom will bear the birthrights. As Rebekah is having her twins, Jacob tries to pull the heel of Esau back into the womb. This is the first sign that Jacob…

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  • Paintings In The Bible: Abraham And Isaac

    Renaissance-era piece. Without looking at the title or artist’s statement, I knew it was of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. It had the iconic look of one of the most infamous stories from the Bible. So, with that memorable moment and painting in mind, I went to ARTstor through the Hale Library. ‘Abraham and Isaac’ were the key words I used but there were too many paintings.…

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  • Interrelation In Religion

    perspectives on theology and worship. However, these three faiths are interrelated, even complementary, in terms of tradition, origin, and practice. This interrelation is no more apparent than in the narrative of Abraham and the binding of his son, Isaac/Ishmael, which was first recorded in Genesis 22. All three faiths view this story as significant, however there is a disjunction within the details of the narrative as well as what should be taken from the teachings. This paper will analyze…

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  • Abraham In The Old Testament Analysis

    describing the events of his life. Through many trials Abraham and his wife Sarah give birth to their son Isaac who God had promised them. Through Isaac, Abraham is promised that the nations will be born. However, in this verse we see a significant moment in Abraham’s life where he is asked to sacrifice this promised son. He moves in obedience and does not falter in obeying God. He prepares Isaac and takes him up the mountain. As Abraham prepares to sacrifice his promised son we see God’s divine…

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  • John Stuart Mill: The Pros And Cons Of Utilitarianism

    Every day, we as humans, face tasks that we must come to a decision on whether we are going to do what is morally right, or for the better for the greatest amount of people. Utilitarianism is the action that is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers (100). This may be helpful for short term tasks and requirements, but in the long run always choosing the action that benefits everyone would ultimately hold people back. I will discuss both sides to utilitarianism, how…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Utilitarianism

    Most persuasive: Utilitarianism Mill’s theory of utilitarianism is based on “greatest happiness principle” that says “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness” (Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Chapter 5). Mill defines happiness as pleasure and absence of pain. According to Mill, morality is based on the quality and quantity of pleasure produced by an action. It is not what you do, but how much of…

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  • Jeremy Bentham And Utilitarianism

    During the late 18th century, Jeremy Bentham conceived the idea that human actions are driven by the amount of pleasure one may feel by completing the action. Known as utilitarianism, it states that pleasure is the main motivational force of all actions. Ideally, a morally good action would yield an optimal amount of pleasure for the most amount of people. Bentham stated that pleasure is a product of good actions, and that the value of an action is based off of how much total pleasure it can…

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