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  • Jephthah Made A Vow Analysis

    “. . . [Jephthah] did with her according to his vow that he had made” (Judges 11:39b1). The tragedy and confusion of the account of Jephthah lie in the fact that Jephthah, not only fulfilled his unfaithful vow, but the fulfillment of that unfaithful vow resulted in the killing of an innocent life, his daughter. To provide further background into the account, a brief summary of the problem text from the book of Judges will follow. Jephthah, a man appointed leader of Israel by the Gileadites2 to defend the nation against the Ammonites in wartime, made a vow to Yahweh. “And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord and said, “If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, then whatever comes out from the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between The Inca And The Aztecs

    When the Spanish first arrived in the New World they encountered two powerful empires: The Aztec and the Inca. However, the Inca and the Aztecs used different methods to control their empires, especially in the areas of economics and state religions. These methods, although different in structure, did contain some similarities. This demonstrates that empires can be equally powerful, but use different methods of organizing economic and religious systems. The Aztec economic system can be split…

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  • Examples Of Human Sacrifice

    The Value of Death An Exploration of Human Sacrifice The question of human sacrifice in particular is useful and quite prevenient. In this essay I would like to explore the transformation of human sacrifice in the America’s from pre-conquest to the colonization of the Spanish. Human sacrifice is customarily viewed through a Eurocentric lens in which it is seen as heathenistic and barbaric. I would like to challenge this view and point out how it is in a way hypocritical to view the Mexica and…

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  • Characteristics Of A Biblical Leader

    Many cultural influences affected Jephthah. A cultural influence that positively affected him was the Israelite belief that leaders must lead an army to war. Jephthah went to war and defeated the Ammonites. A negative cultural influence that affected Jephthah was the belief that illegitimate children were not as valued as legitimate children. This led him to be kicked out of his house and move to Tob. In Tob, because he believed that he was not worthy, “worthless fellows collected around…

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  • Book Of Judges Chapter 12 Summary

    woman so he has his attendant run him through with his sword. The first attendant-assisted suicide in the Bible—but there will be more. JEPHTHAH In chapter 10 we read that after Tola judges Israel for 23 years and Jair judges for 22 years, “The children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD and worshiped Baal, Astartes as well as the gods of Syria, Sidon, Moab, Ammon and of Philistia and they forsook the LORD and served Him not. And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel…

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  • Hrm 531 Week 2 Organizational Ethics Paper

    Jesus is recorded in Luke 6:31 saying “do unto other as you would have them do unto you`. If one is presented with a dilemma that conflicts with their value system and they are operating on full swing values such as: They know what their values are. They cherish their values. They take a stand and declare their values. They act on their values. They continuously act on their values.They may be in jeopardy of losing their job but that would be the risk they are willing to take. An example that…

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  • The Book Of Judges

    faith and trust God delivers Israel from the hand of the Midianites, and I believe that ideal can be applied to anyone’s life. No matter how large the threat is and no matter how large the obstacle is, faith in God is all that is needed to slay the giant. Unfortunately, Gideon succumbs to temptation in the end of his story, Gideon murders many fellow Israelites out of anger, and erects an altar to a false god and to himself, stealing all of God’s glory and leading Israel back down the path of…

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  • The Theme Of Madness In Shakespeare's Hamlet

    his personal gain, which is shown when Polonius and Claudius spy on them (Sacks 2). Polonius is also proven to use people for his personal advantage when trying to gain favor in court. “Polonius wishes to gain favor at court, and he senses that one way to do so is to help the King discover the source of Hamlet’s madness. When his own advancement conflicts with his daughter’s welfare, the Lord Chamberlain chooses the former without much hesitation. Polonius’s use of Ophelia as a pawn in his own…

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  • Fear And Trembling Analysis

    matter what. That’s why tragic heros would be within the bound of the ethical because he did was for the whole state not for himself. In the Agamemnon’s story, he upsetted goddess Artemis and that’s why he couldn’t sail to troy without accepting Artemis command. Artemis would use the wind to move the boat in another direction, thus preventing him from sailing to troy. If they don’t sail to troy then they will lose the trojan war, so to appease Artemis Agamemnon had to sacrificed his daughter…

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  • Dancing In The Old Testament

    appears twice in the book of Exodus. The word for dance in both occasions is the Hebrew word mecholah carries the thought of dancing in a circle or round-dancing (Mounce 2006). One occasion is when the people are rejoicing from being delivered and the other occasion was when they were participating in idol worship. The people seem to make a god like they had no doubt seen in Egypt and they appear to be approaching this god in the same fashion that they saw the gods approached in Egypt. The…

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