But why do both accounts exist? By studying these two stories a better understanding of the religion truths can be found. Also, how both creation stories help humankind develop a better interpretation of God. By reading the Creation stories many differences between the Priestly and Yahwist accounts can be noticed. The Priestly (P) account, Gen 1:1 – 2:4b, was written around the time of the Exile, roughly around 550 – 450 BCE.
They eliminate James the son of Zebedee because he died in 44 A.D. so if the book of James was written in 45 A.D. it would be impossible for this James to have written the book. James the less and James of Luke did not hold authoritative positions and since the book of James was written in an authoritative tone we can eliminate these two as well. According to Matthew 13:55 Jesus did in fact have a brother named James, and two other brothers as well (Judas and Joseph). Even though James was the brother of Jesus he did not believe that Jesus was really the son of God until his resurrection. In 1Corinthians 15:7 it is said that the resurrected Jesus appeared personally with James, this is probably why James had the sudden change of heart.
However, theologians are aware of the possible adaptions and redactions made by the early church and gospel writers, which makes it possible for John to have elaborated certain stories to help strengthen them. For example the crippled man may not have been crippled for 38 years it could have been more or less, just as there may have been a wedding but just not in Cana. John fabricated certain details to give more substance to the stories. Advances in archaeology uncovered evidence that John’s signs are historical, there is a lack of evidence for the healing of the crippled man, many claimed that John had invented the detail of the five porticoes at the healing of the cripples man to represent the five books of Moses, which Jesus had come to fulfil. However, archaeologists found 2 large water reservoirs in Bethesda surrounded by four colonnaded porticos around the sides and one in the centre.
Ancient Israel TA: David Moster There has been much debate over the use of the Hebrew term ’ăs̆êrâ and its meaning. In the Old Testament, it is used in two senses, as the divine goddess (Asherah) and a wooden representation or cultish object (asherah). Ugaritic texts distinguish Asherah as a motherly deity as well as the consort of El. Other sources including books of the bible, describe the restrictions of making an asherah, or a cultic object. (Deut 16:21).
No one knows who passed it down to whom; therefore, one should not take the biblical text literally because the people who first told the story probably wasn’t even there at the time of the creation. Genesis 1 was written down by several biblical authors according to their beliefs, experiences, and assumptions of God. There are other ancient creation myths that are quite similar to Genesis chapter 1. This further proves that the creation wasn’t an eye-witnessed event, since the writers of Genesis chapter one and the writers of other creational myths probably did not have the same original source of information. That is the different writers most likely did not talk to the same exact
Since his apprenticeships partially cancel the Jewish laws, he is not considered being Jewish by many Jews. That is one kind of the interpretation, others allude, that Jesus apprenticeships fulfill Judaism; then Jesus said: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). Through this we can assume a bit that he was Jewish. In Bethlehem, a provincial town close to Jerusalem, the Messiah should be born after biblical prophecy (Micah 5.1). Herewith Matthew 2, 1.6 and Luke 2, 4 testify Jesus descent of King David.
The prophet Jeremiah was the son of the priest Hilkiah from Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Jeremiah's name means either "The Lord Exalts of The Lord Throws Down." (Easley, 2002, p.147) The author of the book of Jeremiah is credited to the prophet himself, "although many critical scholars believe that portions were written by other anonymous prophets." (Easley pg. 150) "The biographical sections were written in third person," (Easley, 2002, p.152) which may be interpreted as evidence of Baruch's (Jeremiah's assistant) contribution to the writings.
One of John Steinbeck’s most famous novels, East of Eden, is a story of Steinbeck’s family history. The narrator in the book is Steinbeck himself, the grandson of Samuel Hamilton and the son of Olive Hamilton and Ernest Steinbeck. While the narrator does not have any particular significance to the events that occur in East of Eden, he is present for all of them due to his family connection. The novel uses third person omniscient, third person limited, and first person points of view. In East of Eden, John Steinbeck not only tells his own family history, but also “tried to merge a double plot” (pg viii) and add the history of the Trask family, which makes the choice of narrator a hard decision.
Borg claims that because of this the connection is merely traditional and has nothing to do with historical significance. Most scholars agree that the wisdom literature should be dated to the postexilic period that began in 539 B.C. Proverbs is generally dated around 500 B.C., Ecclesiastes in the third century B.C., and Job around the exilic/postexilic time. Borg explains that during these postexilic centuries, the Jewish people were under political control of the Persian and Hellenistic Empires, and they did not regain their independence until the time of the Maccabees in 164 B.C. The Jewish life centered around the temple in Jerusalem, and they had no king since they were a province in a foreign empire.
The Beowulf story is really old; so old in fact that Robert Stevick implies “that the Beowulf poem must have originated as oral entertainment in a lord’s hall” (79). Beowulf is definitely pagan and definitely oral. Since there was no authority at the time of Beowulf that said the poem can’t be modified, the fact of it being oral opens the poem up for all kinds of modifications and