Study Guide for Flood Stories

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Study Guide for Flood Stories Read the introduction to the Book of Genesis in our Bible p. 9-10. 1. Into what two parts is the book of Genesis generally divided? Chapters? Type of content? 2. Explain the categories “ primeval history” and “ ancestral history.” Genesis 6:5 – 9:17 Many cultures tell stories about a great flood. It has been suggested that these recall an earth-wide catastrophe brought on either by a volcanic like eruption or a meteor collision which may have resulted in a rise in sea level sufficient to cover much of the land. Scientific investigations have shown that, at some time near the transition between prehistory and history, flood waters from the Persian Gulf may have covered the southern section of the Mesopotamian Valley. The ancient civilizations in the area of Mesopotamia (Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian) each had their version of the flood story. Later civilizations often borrowed from the story of an earlier civilization and added to it to make it their own story. For example, the
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2009 for the course REL 103 taught by Professor Orgi,cyril during the Spring '08 term at University of Dayton.

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