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Book of Genesis
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Book of Genesis Analysis
Literary Devices in Book of Genesis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
We follow the first family all over the place in Genesis, but everything goes down in what we call the Ancient Near East or Ancient Mesopotamia. And we're talking ancient—these stories take place...
We know, we know. It's a narrative and it's in the Bible, so obviously it's a biblical narrative. But one thing's for sure: the people behind these narratives know how to tell a good story. They va...
What's Up With the Title?
Remember that old classic Call Me Ishmael? Or how about one of our favorites, It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times? No? Oh, right, that's because those books are called Moby-Dick...
What's Up With the Ending?
It's simple, really. The end of Genesis is leading up to a sequel.Here were are, left in Egypt, with all of God's big promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob totally deferred and unfulfilled. Yet Jos...
Sex Drugs And Violence Rating
Other than a few drunken episodes, the book of Genesis is pretty tame in the drugs department. Sex and violence, though? That's a different story.Let's just take a quick look at all the nastiness t...
When it comes to having an insanely important influence on culture, Genesis is guilty as charged. This book has its fingerprints all over Western art and media, from the Sistine Chapel to Sega Gene...
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