lit3374pp6 - More Story Types Explaining and Complaining

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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White More Story Types Explaining and Complaining
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark “When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years.’
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward— when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These [their offspring] were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth , and the windows of the heavens were opened [the waters of Tehom, Apsu the Abyss].
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “The waters swelled so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered ; the waters swelled above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “At the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had abated; and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Noah’s Ark cont. “The waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.” — Gen. 6 – 8
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Mount Ararat
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  Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Mount Ararat Mt. Ararat, in easternmost Turkey at its boundary with Iran and Armenia, is, at 16,690 feet, the highest mountain in the Taurus chain and second highest in the Near East. This picture shows Ararat, its volcanic cone covered with snow, and to the left of it a second peak called Little Ararat . The photograph gives the illusion that the two are nearby and comparable.
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Copyright 2006 Keith D. White Some Conclusions Notice that the Lord destroys with water —just as he created the earth and heaven from water—and then he recreates life. Thus the Noah’s Ark story is a another
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2010 for the course LIT 3374 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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lit3374pp6 - More Story Types Explaining and Complaining

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