The narrator explains to the audience that worship of Yahweh at the high places, heterodox in their own times, was allowed before Solomon built the Temple. The Harper Biblical Commentary says although the statement in 1 Kings 3:4 that Solomon made regular sacrifices there of a thousand whole burnt offerings must be an exaggeration, the Gibeonite high place and altar clearly constituted an important cultic center before the erection of the Temple in Jerusalem. The Interpreters
The term “Zionism” originally encapsulated the longing Jews in exile expressed for Palestine and their desire to return and permanently inhabit their homeland as prophesied in the Torah. Zionism as an ideology did not form until the end of the 19th Century as Jews confronted anti-semitism , pogroms, and diasporic living conditions which could only be overcame by returning to their Jewish Homeland. Since the conception of the Zionist Ideology, there have been various movements who have created their own unique ideas on Zionism and their definition of a Jewish State. By comparing and contrasting the Hibbat Zion and Revisionist movements it demonstrates how the original definition of Zionism has been broken into sects which represents different
Both the story and the poem have lions and both sound like thoughts from a human perspective. In the story and the poem, they have happy visions. Below are two examples. In the text of “Wild Home” it says “joining fellow roamers day and night” and in the text of “The Wild Life of Christian the Lion”
The sources written by Paul Alvarus detail the city of Cordoba during the Islamic rule from the perspective of the Christian community. In the first excerpt, Alvarus details the supposed diminishing Christian collective and proclaims his distain of the mixing between Western and Eastern cultures. Following this, Alvarus gives a biographical description of his friend Eulogius and his journey towards martyrdom. Given that Alvarus is a Christian he provides a unique and often unsettling account of the Islamic rule in Medieval Spain. Considering the writing and subject material that he discusses it is assumed that Alvarus was a layman, yet a “man of letters.” Other than this, there is little that can be known of Paul Alvarus.
In the beginning of Tablet VI, I am reminded of Christianity given that this poem explains the Babylonian belief of how humankind was created, likewise to the Biblical explanation of the creation of man. Of course, there are differences between the Babylonian and Hebrew beliefs along with similarities. For example, the Babylonian belief states humankind was created from the blood of Qingu, the leader of the Anunna-gods who was sacrificed. As a result of this sacrifice, Ea, a god, caused bones to be, and used Qingu’s blood to make a human being which he named ‘Man’. On the other hand, the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible states in Genesis, “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils
Immediately in the first line, Lazarus uses personification by giving the year two faces in order to show that the year 1492 was a contradictory year. As Americans, we think of 1492 as the year Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. This marks the beginning of the land of freedom and opportunity. However, for a Jew, 1492 was the year King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella “cast forth with a flaming sword” and demanded all Jews leave the country of Spain. Lazarus’s ancestors had been affected by this movement, therefore forcing them to move elsewhere.
I also found it interesting that religion played a role in The Great Pyramid of Giza. Before reading an article about the pyramid I thought they just used it just as a final resting place for dead rulers. Like you stated in the reply the people believed that the pyramid was a place of rebirth, which is a pretty crazy
Section B: Rituals The passover originated in Ancient Egypt. The Israelites where enslaved by the Egyptians for many years during this time, until the higher power (god) sent Moses and the nine plagues to save them from this cruel lifestyle, taking them out of slavery into the promise land. The nine plagues are blood, frogs, vermin, flies, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death of a first born. This celebration is very memorable to Jews considering it was a time in history where they were set free from the pharaohs rule. Thus coming together on this major day to acknowledge the events that took place.
In Event B, from the perspective of the conqueror, it states that in his plans for Alexandria of Egypt, Alexander the Great ,”...determined which gods should have their temples in the city’s foundation and even allowed temples to be built honoring Egyptian gods.” This proves that Alexander wanted everyone in Egypt to remain honoring their own gods, if they wished to do so. There is another example of this In the passage of Event C from the perspective of the conqueror, it says that after gaining rule over Persia, Alexander was “...appointing Persian governors to rule territories and allowing the Persian people to continue their religious beliefs.” If Alexander had been an a harsh ruler, he wouldn’t have let others practice their own religion; he would want absolute rule. Another example of how great Alexander the Great was he willingness and respect for other cultural and religion practices. In Event C, from the perspective of the conqueror, it states that Alexander “...adopted some Perisan customs himself, including wearing Persian clothing.” This means Alexander respected what the Persians did. In another example in the passage of Event D, it states, Alexander “...questioned Indian holy men closely, trying to learn as much as he could about… Hinduisim.” This proves that Alexander not only liked the cultures and religions, he wanted to learn and understand these
Unlike Christianity, Muslims have one version of their religion not different types like Christianity. Before Judaism, most religions worshipped many Gods, spirits, animals, or dead ancestors. The Torah tells the history of the Jews from Gods creation of the world to the death of Moses, a prophet who led his people out of slavery in ancient Egypt. Jewish history has been marked by persecution and exile. God often revealed wisdom to prophets, wisdom, which was in verbal form, has become known as sacred scripture.
The Old Kingdom was created when a king named Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt. The people obeyed and respected the king to maintain cosmic order. Disrespecting the king was considered to be like disrespecting a god. Later on, Egypt was divided into provinces governed by a nomarch. Eventually, the Old Kingdom fell apart and Egypt went into a time of disorder.