During the 1700s-1800s, many slaves existed throughout the United States. Many of the slaves were treated poorly and did not have the help they needed, resulting in their deaths. These slaves also faced paternalism, as the owners often made the decisions for them. However, there are some slaves in particular who were treated differently. One slave, in particular, was Moses Montrose, and he was a king. Moses Montrose was born on April 30th, 1741. He was the son of Montrose and Phillis, both of them being slaves. As stated in “David Naughty Will,” David states that all children of Phillis and Montrose would be free. However, following David’s death, Ruth states that in her will, only Montrose and Phillis would be free, but not their children,
Machiavelli had a great appreciation for Moses and the methods he used to retain his power, specifically in Exodus 32 where Moses punishes his people for the creation and worship of the Golden Calf. Machiavelli believes that violence is necessary for a leader to hold onto their power, “…all armed prophets have conquered, and the unarmed ones have been destroyed.” (6). Without a leader taking up arms it allows for others to usurp them and gain control. Moses goes so far to say “…. Put every man his sword on his thigh… and each man kill his brother and each man his fellow and each man his kin.’” (Ex 32:27-28) which results in some 3,000 Levites being slaughtered.
In his letter from Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King mentioned the three pious Jewish youths, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, as an example of the civil disobedience for the in-just laws of Nebuchadnezzar. King states “there is nothing new about this kind of civil disobedience. It was evidenced sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar, on the ground that a higher moral law was at stake”. King believes that human history is full of numerous examples of breaking un-just laws as in case of the three young men’s story. They had been thrown in the blazed furnace because they did not obey the king’s order, and they didn’t worship the golden statue made by Nebuchadnezzar. King selected this
Under the Southwestern Sky Parched and dry describes your land, with buttes and canyons all so grand! Oh such a wonder to behold, your beauty is worth its price in gold! This arid region so enchants, with such diversity of animals and plants. What a rough and dry terrain, where desert animals rule in their domain. Animals of prey are all around, in search of dinner in their happy hunting ground. It's in this wilderness landscape, a desert hare tries to escape. Will the Law of Nature win-out, as he scurries to his hide-out? The eagles are soaring high in the air, perhaps they're headed for their home somewhere? The snakes and buzzards come out to play, witnessing the drama of the day! Wintery Sight Gazing at my backyard wonder, I think of the Liberty Bell and what it means to all. And of the flyers who bravely answered our nation's call. I think of Paul Revere on his famous ride. And of the American troops who didn't hide. I think of the great Presidents on Mt. Rushmore. And of the men and women, who protect both rich and poor. I think of the military that is so very true. And of the American flag that is red, white, and blue! Our War Troops sent away before Christmas Day. Sent somewhere in the desert, the commanders say. Sent to practice their military skill. Trained to fight enemies who want to kill. The President made the command, of course. He decided to use our mighty force.
God decided to test Abraham and told him to take his only son, Isaac, to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice. Abraham followed God’s instructions and as he was about to kill his only son, God stopped him because He now realized that Abraham is a God fearing man. God said “By myself I have sworn, says the Lord: Because you have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the send that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies, and by your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves, because you have obeyed my voice” (Genesis 22:16-19). God called Abraham to be a blessing unto
As one version of the myth goes, Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus were punished for not fighting alongside the Titans and were sent down to earth and given the task of creating man and protecting him. Prometheus gifted man fire and allowed him to stand upright like the gods. In a food sacrificing ritual to the gods, Zeus was tricked by Prometheus, which angered him very much. As punishment, he took fire from man and returned it to the heavens. Prometheus, who loved man dearly, defiantly climbed back up to the heavens and stole fire to return it to man. His punishment was to be eternally bound to a mountain while an eagle fed on his liver daily. Another punishment was the creation of a woman named Pandora who was to be married to Prometheus’s brother. As a wedding gift, she was given a box and told not to open it, which of course, curiously, she did, releasing all the evils in the world today. As she closed the box, only hope remained, locked
Both The Great Gatsby and Exodus feature themes and characters that define what it means to be good person in their respective literary context. Moses in Exodus is built, character-wise, on traditional traits that would make someone a good person: obedience, leadership, strength, and compassion. However, in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald constructs a narrative around modernist 1920’s society, whose moral decay gives a strong example as to what it would mean to not be a good person. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Gatsby is revealed to be obsessive, selfish, and arrogant. Moses and Gatsby can be seen as moral antitheses of each other, with Moses’s characteristics directly defines a morally good person; Gatsby as a character constructs a similar definition, only through counterexample.
A prophet was a man or woman who proclaims the word of the Lord to people who need it most. Jonah’s mission was to save the people of Nineveh. But, Jonah did not want to go because he was scared. Jonah did go to Nineveh after he was thrown off a ship and then swallowed by a whale. After three days in the whales belly the whale spit him out onto dry land. I chose the prophet Jonah because he is a prophet I have known since I have been little. I loved the prophet when I was little because I wanted to be a marine biologist and I liked fish. At the time of Jonah, Nineveh was a bad country they cheated, stole, and lied. That is what was going on in Nineveh in Jonah’s time.
“The Lord blesses me and keeps me; He makes His face shine upon me and is gracious to me; the Lord looks at me and gives me peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). I have chosen the story of The Bronze Serpent. I chose this story because it is shown how God can punish you, but also forgive you and save you.
Moses despite growing up as a prince, a life the exact opposite of Huckleberry Finn’s, also lived among a people who were violent and oppressive just as the southern whites. Moses one day notices the problems in his society and rashly acts upon his new found reality. Taking matters into
It is not certain that these events are 100% true, but they show the divine teniousity that the Jewish people have engraved into their society. The history teaches others to always firmly fight for what is right, and shows the struggle of this cultures very existence. One of the largest figures in the Tanakh is Abraham, who was seen as the founder of Jewish/Hebrew history. He was born around 1800 BCE in the city of Ur, Babylonia. His father, Terach, was an idol merchant that worshipped many gods. Abraham refused to believe this, and preached the belief in monotheism, in only one, true God. It is said that God later contacts Abraham, insisting he find a new path, leave his family so that he will be blessed with a greater nation. One that believes in only one deity. He takes his wife Sarai, his followers, and livestock and sets forth to Canaan. Here, Abraham had 2 sons, Isaac and Ishmael. It is said that the Hebrew/Jewish history is founded upon the 12 tribes that consisted of the 12 sons of Isaac. They eventually leave and head to Egypt, for there is a very long famine in Canaan. Once here, they were enslaved by the Pharaoh, however the prophet Moses was sent to free them. The Tanakh talks about Moses, and his journey of parting the sea 's for the Jewish in order for them to return home. However, they wandered the Sinai
The book of Jonah is a short narrative packed with big ideas and lessons inside of it. It tells the story of the prophet Jonah, who was called by God to speak prophecy to the people of Nineveh. Instead of answering the call, Jonah ran away. In the midst of his fear, Jonah boarded a ship leaving for Tarshish. The voyage is cut short by a storm in which Jonah told his fellow men to cast him into the sea so the storm will pass. After this event, Jonah is swallowed by a giant fish, created by God. For three days Jonah prayed to the Lord from inside the fish. Then finally, the fish released him to land. In the second half of the book, God goes to Jonah for a second time, calling him to proclaim His message to Nineveh. Jonah obeyed God, telling the
The Pharaoh of Egypt during Moses’ life saw the people of Israel growing within his borders and wanted their population controlled. He inflicted harsh slavery upon and started a campaign of genocide to wipe out the male children. Out of hatred for the Israelites, Pharaoh ordered all the male babies
The book of Jonah was written between 785-862 B.C., by tradition it is believed that Jonah was the author (Bible History Online). Jonah is the main character in this eventful historical book. God, the ship’s crew, the captain and the public of Nineveh are other personalities involved in this book. The themes that surround this story include arrogance, disobedience, and revivalism. In this book, God instructed Jonah to sail to Nineveh to deliver a message to the public but Jonah disregarded God’s commands and went to Joppa where he boarded a ship sailing the opposite direction towards Tarshish. “Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me” (My WSB) Due to Jonah’s disobedience God
The Genesis Flood is an extraordinary event that occurred thousands of years ago. Approximately 4,800 years ago, God decided to flood the Earth in order to cleanse the world of sin. God gave Noah the task of building a gigantic vessel large enough to hold two of every species in the world. Welcoming this task with open arms, Noah constructed the Ark. The enormous vessel sailed the waters for months until the water resided. The Ark found its final resting place on Mount Ararat in modern day Turkey. Feeling terrible, God promised to never flood the Earth again. Recently, the Ark has been found at this exact location mentioned in the Bible. Despite the discovery of its location, some people still do not believe