Daily Archives: February 21, 2011

Prospectus: A Whole New World

Since the beginning of time, humans have had a struggle for power over each other.  This can be plainly seen in the text of Exodus, where the Egyptians oppress the Israelites into slavery out of fear for their numbers.  And, … Continue reading

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Prospectus: The Sruggle of Developing Monotheistical Worship from a Polytheistical Culture

What makes the worship of one god so difficult?  Why are the pages of scriptural text littered with the failure of Israel to maintain a monogamous relationship with their God?  Hebrew, Israelite, and Jew are all terms used to refer … Continue reading

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

In the book of Genesis, each generation shows brothers or sisters who competed. Often the competition became bitter and even violent at times. Genesis features the sibling rivalries between Cain and Abel , Esau and Jacob, Ishmael and Isaac, Leah … Continue reading

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Prospectus: War and the Old Testament

To say that war occurs often in the Old Testament of the Bible would be a complete understatement. Not only does it just occur, but it occurs violently and seemingly without remorse against the enemies of Israel. This ruthless depiction … Continue reading

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Prospectus: Laws of God and Man: The Decalogue and Holiness Code of Leviticus

Laws touch on every aspect of our lives. Birth and death, marriage, taxes, traffic, the buying and selling of property—nearly all of our daily activities as people require predetermined arrangements for conduct between the parties involved. Westerners today tend to … Continue reading

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Joseph: The Most Gentle Revenge.

“Just because you wouldn’t feed a baby to a bear doesn’t mean you know right from wrong.” – Me. Joseph is a shining example, to me, of someone who has the knowledge to differentiate between right and wrong. More importantly, … Continue reading

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Prospectus: Incest to save the human race?

I think we can all recall the story of Lot and his two daughters. The story first starts out with Lot, being a humble host, welcomes in two men (really the angels sent from God) into his home. The men … Continue reading

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Prospectus: Joseph – Godly Character or Tyrant?

In class we talked a lot about the story of Joseph and how Joseph’s moral character affected how he is treated throughout the story. Is he arrogant about being his father’s favorite son? Is his personality a main cause of … Continue reading

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Breath of Life or Winds of Destruction

Despite the societal developments we have made in the modern age the, one key aspect of our world has received little more than destruction.  The topic that I will be writing about is the ethics of the human abuse of … Continue reading

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Prospectus: Joseph’s Dysfunctional Family

I’m speaking for myself, but having grown up with the story of Joseph, it’s been pretty easy to take the whole ordeal for granted.  Not to say that I’ve been unfamiliar with the story, but there’s certainly a contrast between … Continue reading

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