Old Testament

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  • Walter Bueggemann's 'Divine Presence Amid Violence'

    Bible, especially the Old Testament, is very challenging due to stories that are deeply enmeshed in violence. This violence completely contradicts my modern day interpretation of the compassionate Christ that I learned about while singing, Jesus, Loves Me. The Hebrew Bible presents some extremely violent text and when taken out of context it becomes difficult to find a connection between the compassion of Christ and a wrathful or vengeful God depicted in these Old Testament stories. Walter…

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  • Old Testament: Similarities Between Judaism And Christianity

    Christianity and Judaism while they are two different religions also have some very similar concepts. They both believe in the same God, they believe that there is only one God, they both believe in and study the Old Testament, as well as other common themes in both religions. Some of these similarities are due to the fact that “Christianity began as a sect of Judaism in the first century C.E.”(Hopfe, pg. 203). But Christianity and Judaism have some vast differences as well. Throughout this…

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  • Augustine Confessions Rhetorical Analysis

    First, Augustine draws a parallel between himself and a passage from the Old Testament in the chapter “Pear Theft”, in which Augustine is persuaded by his friends to steal pears from a local tree. The parallel between Augustine’s retelling and the story of Adam and Eve from the book of Genesis is both evident and purposeful. Adam…

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  • Serpents In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    Serpents in literature often have a negative connotation attached to them. In both “The Epic of Gilgamesh” and The Old Testament’s tale of Adam and Eve, the character of the serpent plays a large role. It can be argued that the serpent in “The Epic of Gilgamesh” played both a positive and negative role, whereas the serpent in The Old Testament was primarily an antagonistic character. By looking at the general symbolism of serpents in literature, it is easy to uncover the important yet slightly…

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  • Rome And Judaism Influence On Christianity

    Albert Schweitzer once said, “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”(GoodReads). While some are aware of small portions of Christianity’s history, many are unaware of the cultures and religions that influenced the spread of the religion as well as the religion’s practices, beliefs, and churches. From Rome’s influences on the church as a state, the architecture of Christian churches, and the spread of the religion, to Jewish influences on the Christian Bible,…

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  • Hebrew And Aramaic Analysis

    Introduction The Tanak is one of the most common names used to describe the Jewish Bible. It is also known in Protestant circles as the beginning books of the Bible, which is also called the Old Testament. No matter what name this section is given, it is a complex set of books with multiple authors, written in diverse languages, and has a history all its own. Yet, with proper study, much about the text can be discovered because many try to translate the original Hebrew and Aramaic as accurately…

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  • Reflection Paper On Judaism And Christianity

    Judaism and Christianity This week I am very happy to be reacting to the religions I feel most comfortable talking and holding discussions about. Due to my past education and personal experience with these religions, I felt it was much easier to form an opinion based on the readings and notes. There are so many important aspects to these religions and so much detail within them that could be focused on. I want to begin by answering the question talking about challenges with my own…

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  • The Book Of Malachi

    the word of The Lord to Israel through Malachi”. Which meaning that the prophet Malachi wrote the book of Malachi and the words came from The Lord himself. The book of Malachi was written between 569 and 440 BC. Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and was meant to show people how far away from God they really are. The first return from Babylonian exile the first time when Cyrus was king. Possibly the return of Haggai and Zechariah from Jerusalem. They prophesized that the Temple would…

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  • The Timing Of The Birth Of Jesus

    is that child and the different eras of history mark the “trimesters.” I see this birthing process of Jesus taking place in 3 trimesters; first and second trimester takes place within two sections in the Old Testament and then the Intertestamental Period is the third trimester. The Old Testament is God’s story of mankind and of Israel, the nation. The story of mankind can be found in the Bible in Genesis…

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  • Does God Limit Knowledge?

    acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. (Oxford Dictionary pg. 1) God limits the knowledge of his doings a great amount in the Hebrew Bible, but specifically in the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, many stories, such as Adam and Eve or Job, reveals how God limits knowledge from his people. The question is, why does God limits knowledge from his people? God is said to know everything and the world and loves his people; so…

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