Genesis vs Exodus

Genesis vs Exodus - In the Hebrew bible, a huge dichotomy...

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In the Hebrew bible, a huge dichotomy in the story of creation is presented to us between the books of Genesis and that of Exodus. God presents himself differently in each of these books: in Genesis he is more direct and a positive figure as opposed to in Exodus where he exhibits a more detached means of communication as well as a more aggressive manner of dealing with humans. God creates Adam out of dust, showing a great personal and emotional relationship with him. Throughout God's relationship with Adam, his primary creation, he names and speaks to Adam directly. Adam is given the power to name all the beasts and animals on the Earth and is also told to procreate and continue his lineage. God also reveals a human attachment to Adam, anthropomorphizing himself, as he speaks to him. He commands,"Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat, but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it you shall die " (Genesis 2:16). This reveals God's warning to Adam and
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