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Cosmic Myths

FIRST APOCALYPSE MYTH: The Day of Yahweh
REGION OR CULTURE: Hebrew

SECOND APOCALYPSE MYTH: Emergence of the Fifth World
REGION OR CULTURE: Hopi Indians

Who or what will cause the apocalypse?

Who will be the main characters?

What will be the motivation to cause the apocalypse?

What will happen to humankind?

What role does the original creator(s) play in causing the apocalypse and in any subsequent events?

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RESPONSE:

a. FIRST APOCALYPSE MYTH: The Day of Yahweh
REGION OR CULTURE: Hebrew

b. SECOND APOCALYPSE MYTH: Emergence of the Fifth World
REGION OR CULTURE: Hopi Indians

1. Who or what will cause the apocalypse?

a. Hebrew: Yahweh is considered the protagonist. According to Jewish tradition, the end of the world will see:

1. In gathering of the scattered Jewish exiles to geographic Israel,
2. Defeat of all of Israel's enemies,
3. Building of the third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and the resumption of the sacrificial offerings and Temple service,
4. Revival of the Dead (techiat hameitim), or the Resurrection,
5. At some point, the Jewish Messiah who will become the anointed King of Israel. He will divide the Jews in Israel into their original tribal portions in the land. During this time Gog, king of Magog, will attack Israel. Who Gog and the Magog nation are is unknown. Magog will fight a great battle, in which many will die on both sides, but God will intervene and save the Jews. This is the battle referred to as Armageddon. God, having vanquished this final enemy once and for all, will accordingly banish all evil from human existence. After the year 6000 (in the Jewish calendar), the seventh millennium will be an era of holiness, tranquility, spiritual life, and worldwide peace, called the Olam Haba ("Future World"), where all people will know God directly. The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah has many identical aspects to the Islamic belief in Qiyamah, such as the title of, "Day of the sounding of the Shofar". (1)

In Judaism however, whether or not these events will come to pass is a mystery ? and if they do, it is unclear whether the end of days will come before, during, or after the year 6000. The tumultuous end times events may include spiritual difficulties such as immorality etc., and some believe much depends on way the Jews act. Certain teachings warn that we should not to delve too deeply into these things for they are difficult to discover and can drive a man insane. (1)

b. Hopi Indians: The Hopi believe we currently live in the Fourth World, with three preceding worlds that were destroyed by humans ...

Solution Summary

In reference to cosmic myths, this solution explains who or what will cause the apocalypse; who will be the main characters and the motivation to cause the apocalypse; what will happen to humankind; and what role the original creator(s) plays in causing the apocalypse and in any subsequent events.

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