The Creation Story
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The Flood Story
People, Places, and Terms
Archetypal Setting: Settings that would be universally familiar: a forest, the sea, a mountain, a church... in this case, the garden of Eden, a paradise
Archetypal Character: Characters that are universally recognized and familiar, in this case... the benevolent God, the sinful woman and the duped man, and the villian-- the serpent.
Torah: One of the best known examples of ancient texts. This piece of writing contains five books, each filled with verses in numerical order. These books now make up part of the larger collection of writings known as the Old Testament in the Bible. Biblio- is a stem meaning book.
Hebrews: A group of people written about in the Old and New Testaments. "Hebrew" is an ethnonym used in the Hebrew
Canaan: The area of the middle east where Abraham, Issac, Jacob and their many generations of people called their rightful home. Although they left Canaan for slavery in Egypt for a period of time, God promised them Cannan as their home.
The Bible: The actual writing and compilation of the Bible took place over a period of about 300 years. Whether one takes it as creative fiction or the devinly inspired word of God, it remains today one of the most widely owned books in the world.
The Old Testament and the New Testament: The two main divisions of the Bible.
Dialogue: Conversations between characters, which reveal to the reader their attitudes and character traits.
Theme: The Bible is full of a wide variety of themes, often universal messages communicated through the stories and characters. Some include the following: temptation, forgiveness, morality, goodness, mercy, compassion, and rebellion are just a few.