Justice In Genesis 1-11

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2. The theme of justice in Genesis 1-11. Justice is defined as being the quality of being just; righteousness , equitableness , or moral rightness. Rightfullness or lawfulness , as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: The moral principle determining just conduct. Conformity to this principle , as manifested in conduct; just conduct , dealing or treatment. The administering of deserved punishment or reward. ‘Taking the Bible as a whole there is one central theme : God’s dealing with His people’ . Genesis belongs to the Old Testament and has many different meanings in it. My goal for this assignment is to explore the theme of justice in the book of Genesis 1-11. From my reading of the book of Genesis I found God to be mostly fair and just , but also able to go to highly unecessary extremes , as he does in some cases .The first point at which I noticed a possible lack of equitablness was when God created man and the earth in the story of Adam and Eve. Adam is created first and Eve is later created because there ‘was not found a helper fit for him (Adam) ’. This creates an image of unjust sexual inequality. Man was created first , and woman created only to aid him. To me this does not convey complete justice on behalf of God. After the serpent fools Adam and Eve into eating from the forbidden tree, Adam is very quick to blame Eve despite the fact that he has eaten the fruit of his own accord. ‘The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree and I ate it’. Adam doesn’t face up to his own responsibility and tries to hang Eve for it. This shows a complete lack of morality from Adam. As I have previously stated God over reacts and is even vengeful on certain issues in Genesis 1-11. The first of these is Gods retribution against the serpent. For the serpents crime of tempting Eve, ‘Because you have done this cursed are you above all

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