Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden - Ayana Wiggins March 2, 2010 Intro to World...

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Ayana Wiggins March 2, 2010 Intro to World Religion Ms. Temoney The Garden of Eden: Bible VS. Quran Religion is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. Both Muslims and Christian’s believe God created earth and the humankind, although many other aspects and beliefs of their religions differ. This is clearly shown in the story of the Garden of Eden which is told in the Bible as well as in the Qur’an. The differences and similarities in the writing style and the word choice of the text are significant. Both passages of the Garden of Eden were approximately the same length. Although, the word choices of both readings were very simplistic, the Bible version flowed much better than the Qur’an. God’s followers in each version differ but have similar points that they try to get across. The moral of the Garden of Eden is to make sure that God’s followers obey him and if they do not do so repercussions will occur. God talks about how he created the earth, man and woman in detail in the Christian version of the Garden of Eden but creation of mankind is vaguely mentioned in the Muslim version. During the biblical account, God said “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures…And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind.” (Genesis 13:10-12). The author was very explicit and detailed when describing how nature, animals and man and woman were formed. The writing style of the Qur’an is very straight forward and to the
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point. The Qur’an was very indistinct and only mentioned that fact the earth was created by the Lord by stating, “A revelation from Him who created the Earth and the high heavens” (Sura 10:35-37) Another difference between the passages was the person in which the text was written in. The Muslim version of the Garden of Eden was written in second and third person making it
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