“Explain the Judeo- Christian concept of God as a law-giver and judge” God loves and cares for his creation because of this he creates rules in order for his creation to live together harmoniously. Judaeo-Christians have many views about God as law giver and judge. Firstly God can be seen as Law giver in Exodus 20 when God is said to have revealed the 10 commandments to Moses, but the Children of Israel have just been warned that if they approach him directly, he may break out against them and kill them. In this story it God is seen as omnipotent and the presence of Him is a mortal danger and threat. He gives direct commands to Moses and Moses obeyed God's orders despite personal danger and overwhelming odds.
Marduk killed her in specific ways that then Tiamat’s soul made the different parts of the world we live in today. There are many more than just one God that are accountable for the making of the universe. Jacob: Interesting… and why was it that the world was created? Where does humanity come into play? Muhammad: Marduk’s creation of the human race was for elevation of his rule.
Stealing fire from the Gods was a really bad thing to do because fire was something that only Gods could have. By Prometheus betraying the Gods, not only from stealing fire from them, but also for trespassing an immortal territory by playing God (Prometheus created a man and that was the duty and job of the Gods) he was punished. His punishment was very painful, having his liver eaten out every night for the rest of eternity. Now think, how does the story of Frankenstein has to do with the story of Prometheus? What do they have in common?
This would later be called absolutist theory. The Divine Right of Kings stated that kings essentially derived their power from God. Many who believed this passage would quote bible verses such as Proverbs 8: 15 – 16, “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.” (New American Bible, New International Version.) Another commonly quoted bible verse that claimed support of the divine right of kings was Romans 13: 1 -2, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
The character of God in Genesis, has a self of an organized and detailed personality, because takes care of minimums details on the creation of the universe. The second main point in this book of Genesis, is about the creation of man and woman. In the book of Genesis are present to different stories about the creation of humanity, one is the priestly story and the second one is the Jahwish version. Both stories disagree in important parts about the establishment of humanity. Priestly version of the creation of humanity, started talking about what God said when was creating the man “Let us make man in our image.” Organization is the language in this story because everything was created by God’s voice.
In the story of Oedipus Rex, the god Apollo creates a prophecy about the young son of Jocasta and Laius. When Laius goes to read the prophecy, his sons horrific fate is revealed: he will grow up to kill his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to rid their family of a terrible fate, they give the baby to a herdsman to dispose of the child. Over twenty years later, the child of Jocasta and Laius is very much alive, and has no knowledge that he has killed his actual father and is married to his mother. After he realizes the terrible acts he has committed, he exiles himself and takes out his own eyes.
This means that the gods had key roles in the fates of mankind, an idea which is hinted heavily upon during the course of the play. The title character of Aeschylus’ production, Agamemnon, faces various challenges which ultimately end rather poorly with Clytaemnestra organising his assassination. It could be argued that this was destined to happen from the very beginning of the sequence of events due to the family curse that circles his house. Atreus’s house was known for the curse that seemed to pass down through the generations of his sons which involved terrible things, ie murder happening between the children and the fathers. Atreus himself was involved in the tragedy in which he murdered his brother’s children and served them up as a dish to eat.
This is highlighted during Prometheus’ attempt to steal the fire from the immortal’s to give to the mortals that led to the punishment of man working to find his food. Also, it brought a rise to civilisation as well as progress into the human world due to fire being a metaphor for technological and artistic advancement. Another consequence to Prometheus stealing the fire was the creation of the first mortal woman Pandora, the ultimate punishment for men, is responsible for unleashing evil into the human world. Ultimately Hesiod blames Prometheus to be the cause for humanity’s unenviable existence. 2. Who is Pandora and why is she created?
When the earth’s mortals were just beginning get developed. Zeus punished mankind for Prometheus stealing fire for them. He sent a box full of sins to put diseases to put to death all men. Sent by Pandora the first woman to join the earth along with more women who were created by Zeus to join men. They were told to go work harder to survive by Zeus.
In both stories, Gilgamesh and Beowulf set out to conquer threatening gods outside their city. Beowulf defeats Grendal, a monster who was constantly killing members of Heorot. Gilgamesh kills Humbaba, an evil spirit of nature far in the cedar woods. Another similarity was the revenge from the gods. In Beowulf, Grendal’s mother seeks to destroy Beowulf for killing her son Grendal.