Tanakh Essays

  • Feminism In Wonder Woman

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    4.3 Feminist Heroine or Sexualized “Hussy”?: Criticism on Marston’s Wonder Woman While Wonder Woman is one of the most revolutionary character, there is also a lot of criticism regarding her appearance, different motifs in the comics and the message the character might send. Primarily Marston’s many depictions of bondage, as previously discussed, and Wonder Woman’s choice of weaponry are often considered inappropriate, especially since Wonder Woman was initial marketed as a children’s comic. The

  • Antigone Divine Law Analysis

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    The main drive in the whole play, as well as one of Antigone’s motivation, is the divine law set by the gods. The law states that once a person has died, they need to have gone through the proper burial rituals (done by anyone in the realm of the living) in order for the soul to pass to the underworld and into Hades’ realm. According to Greek mythology, these laws were set by the gods since the start of time and they hold importance over all other human laws. Antigone understands these laws and the

  • Government: The Pros And Cons Of Theocracy

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    Theocracy comes from a Greek word that translates to "the rule of God". So, as a system of government, the ruling is given to religious leaders instead of independent leaders or traditional politicians. It is a state where a deity, God, Allah and other religious figures have immediate authority. This type of government is more popular in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world. In some cases, the officials are regarded as divinely guided. In the U.S., people believe that politicians are appointed

  • Faith In Elie Wiesel's Night

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    Faith influences everyone; whether it be faith in a god, a person, or one's own self, faith is ever present. It is one of the most powerful things in all of history; it migrated thousands of people, killed millions, and influences laws in every society. During World War II, the Nazi party of Germany killed up to 6 million people of the Jewish religion. Some of these Jews maintained their faith while they were being killed, some started to break from it, and many lost it completely. If their god was

  • Jack And The Mad Dog Analysis

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    The first chapter from How to Read Literature Like a Professor explained “there’s no such thing as a wholly original work of literature” (24). Foster referenced many books that pull stories from the bible, a very widely read book at is filled with many studies that stand the test of time. Another place we pull themes from from old folk tales that give insights of life lessons. This week the story “Jack and the Mad Dog” very obviously warns too much of a good thing almost always turns bad. From week

  • Song Of Solomon Analysis

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    The Song of Solomon is the supreme example of the poetic book of the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament. Among readers, this book is known by three names: The Song of Solomon, The Song of Songs, and Canticles. The title seems to indicate Solomonic authorship, but there are numbers of alternative interpretations. It could indicate authorship ″by Solomon″ or be a dedication ″to Solomon″. The issue of the authorship will probably never receive a define answer, as well as the date of creation, which

  • Pastor Milton Mendez Speech Analysis

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    For this public speaking reaction paper, I choose to go see my Pastor Milton Mendez give a sermon at his church located at 2105 Palisades Ave, Union City New Jersey on December 6, 2015. The main topic of his sermon was about being truly free. He started the sermon by stating that it was a continuation of the past sermon. He quickly went on to describe the definition of being free and gave a small overview of what he was going to cover on that particular date. Through the presentation, Pastor Milton

  • Literary Devices In The 27th Psalm

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    As correlated with the 23rd Psalm, David also showed his good and difficult experience when he wrote the 27th Psalm. Through this Psalm, David has presented a number of literary devices; such as use of questions, metaphor, imagery and symbolism. Verse one starts “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Here, David put forward two similar questions which relates to the statements presented before them. He asked “whom

  • The Book Of Moses

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    The first five books of the Bible--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy-- are called "The Pentateuch." For the Jews, the Pentateuch is called "Torah," a word that means "instruction." For centuries after Bibles began to be printed, they were titled, "The (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth) Book of Moses." If we are talking about the central figure in these books, that is a proper sub-title. Indeed, except for God, Moses is the towering giant! However, the references to Moses

  • A Canticle For Leibowitz Analysis

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    Walter M. Miller Jr. in his novel A Canticle for Leibowitz expresses his own unique style of writing, which originated after the events of WWII. Christianity and church plays a major role in the novel, and as a result Miller abundantly uses terms that are related to Christianity. The style used by the author represents and emphasize the idea and importance of religion, and this is achieved by using Latin throughout the novel. This emphasizes and draws more similarities to the Catholic Church as Latin

  • The Handmaids Tale Power Analysis

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    You are granted power and want to alter a situation in order to benefit yourself. How do you do it? In the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, individuals with power are found in situations they feel they need to change. They work to accomplish this change, by modifying and even twisting moral views to an interpretation that is advantageous to them. Power leads to the corruption of values, which is illustrated by the Gilead setting, the Aunts’ character, and the use of Offred’s first person

  • Mark 23: A Commentary On Matthew 23

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    A Commentary on Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:23 verse is: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others”. From the previous chapters of Matthew 23 or even with Mark, Jesus did not really show His anger to the people. Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes

  • Book Of Esther Research Paper

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    Powerful Life Lessons from the Book of Esther The Book of Esther is a dramatic account, which shows us special and purposeful plans that God has prepared for our lives. The story is also full of powerful life lessons about God’s supreme love toward human beings and the importance of one having courage. Esther was a little orphan girl. However, her uncle, Mordecai, raised Esther as his own child. He taught her to believe in God and therefore, God blessed her with cleverness and beauty, incomparable

  • Jewish Intermarriage

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    As a small and persecuted religious group, the Jewish population in the fifth century BCE was concerned about intermarriage and its potential damage to the future of Judaism. After many Judeans had returned from Exile and married women of neighboring peoples, the idea of intermarriage created significant anxieties. Thus, Nehemiah authorized a ban on intermarriage, along with several other laws to protect the sanctity of Judaism. While Nehemiah enforced endogamy among the Judeans for their protection

  • Musical Instruments In The Tanakh Analysis

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    Chapter 2 “Musical Instruments in the Tanakh” So from dissecting biblical text, it is said that Satan was the first created being to have music placed within him. As mentioned earlier on in this chapter, the first human documented in the Bible to handle a musical instrument was Jubal, yet although he may have been the source of all musical instruments as we know them now, it can be argued that few Christians understand the true spiritual significance of the instruments used in worship. If a true

  • Mesopotamia Civilization

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    how should the "Tanakh" of Bible be considered with regard to history, and how does it inform us about Hebrew/ Jewish society? What accounted for the Golden Age and how/ why did it

  • God In The Odyssey Research Paper

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    God in the Tanakh continuously distances himself from man’s actions with the intention of watching his Israelites obedience towards his principles in order to determine his people’s worthiness for protection. The shift God displays from a commanding ruler to a distant Lord highlights this message as the Israelites struggles to remain true to their Lord’s principles of life results in them controlling their fate; both individually and as a group. An excerpt from the book of Judges exemplifies the

  • Three Abrahamic Religions

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    polytheistic beliefs of ancient Jews and since the 7th century BC it has become monotheistic. The main characters in the history of Judaism are the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the prophet Moses. Sacred texts of Judaism refer to the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh in its original name. Other sacred books are Talmud, Midrash, Mishnah, and Torah, which is believed to be received by Moses from God at Mountain Sinai. Jewish people believe in uniqueness and solitary of the Hebrew God – Yahweh and His relationship

  • Judaism: The Five Major Religions

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    Judaism is one of the five major religions in the world. The basic characteristics of Judaism are monotheistic which is the belief in one God, (Durham, B. 2018). The Jews live under a theocracy for the reason they possess a covenant bond with God and they report only to God (Durham, B. 2018). This religion is one of the major influences of other religions around the world and we can see that throughout their history and their beliefs. “This particular religion appeals to the documentary record of

  • The Sukkot Symbolism

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    seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in sukkoth, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in sukkoth when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I the Lord your God” (Leviticus 23:42–43, Hebrew-English Tanakh). The sukkot are historically