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The traditional Flood Story/ the Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible have parallels with other "scriptures" from the ancient world. Consider the flood story in each tradition: read the different versions of the flood story. How are they different? How are they the same? Discussing what this suggests about the Hebrew Scriptures.

One of the central assumptions of the Jewish faith is Covenant. This covenant conditions the way that they understand their own history. In this light, look Deuteronomy 28:15 - 68. This passage lays out some of the curses that will come upon the Israelites should they choose not to respect this covenant, and honor the requirements of it. Consider how these curses condition the Jewish understanding of their own history, specifically the the destruction of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms by the Assyrians and Babylonians respectively, and the return to Jerusalem under Cyrus.

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(a) How these curses condition the Jewish understanding of their own history, specifically the the destruction of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms by the Assyrians and Babylonians respectively, and the return to Jerusalem under Cyrus.

Religious experiences and spiritual issues are primary forces in cultural expression, associated with various forms, moods, intensities that play essential roles in human history. Judaism is viewed as the religion of a chosen people (Jews). It is a monotheistic faith that is drawn from and practiced through the Hebrew Scriptures in which God is the Father of the chosen people. Based on Jewish religious beliefs, human beings are made in the image of God, and have a spiritual and immortal soul. National Council of Churches, 1992 as cited in Martin, 2005, 832). Martin notes that the Jewish Torah talks more about duties to God and men rather than human rights. People have free will and have the agency to obey God's laws. Based on the practicing faith of Judaism, each person must obey God's commandment, develop morally and to live in peace.

The Book of Deuteronomy reflects on the Sinai narrative ...

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This solution compares and contrasts the views on the Flood story. The discussion focuses on the various versions of the flood story as related to the tradition of the story in the Hebrew Bible.

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