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September 10, 2007 The primeval history 1. review a. content of genesis 1-11 b. primeval history c. sources 2. overview a. questions being asked and answered in ANE primeval histories i. how did the world come into being ii. how did we come to be here and why are we here iii. why is the world the way it is (disease, war, pain) iv. why are humans the way they are 1. why are their two kinds 2. why is life so difficult 3. why do we die b. definition and description of myth i. a story about the gods (or about god) and their activities, that try to make sense of the world and our place in it ii. not bound by scientific methods or historical proof (cant prove or disprove) iii. attempts to teach a set of truths iv. 3. primeval stories as myth a. why genesis 1-11 doesn’t work as science i. claims cant fit in with modern science ii. evening and morning on the first day when the sun was created on the fourth day iii. no evolutionary process iv. bible never claims to be a scientific source b. why genesis 1-11 doesn’t work as history i.
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