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Unformatted text preview: perspective on what each culture lays the foundation of their beliefs. By analyzing each passage, we see that Babylonians fear of their gods stems from the story of creation. On the other hand, the Hebrew belief system stems from the peaceful creation of their universe and leads to the view that their god is merciful. We also get a glimpse of the fact that the Babylonians had a 1 The Creation Epic, in Brian Tierney and Joan W. Scott, eds., Western Societies: A Documentary History, Volume 1 (Adapted) , 2nd ed. (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009), 4-6. 2 Genesis, in Tierney and Scott, Western Societies , 6-8. 3 Dennis Sherman and Joyce Salisbury, eds., The West in the World, Volume I (adapted) , 3 rd ed. (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009) 28. polytheistic system of beliefs because it was many gods who fought to create the universe. On the other hand, we see that the Hebrews believe only one God was responsible for creating the heavens and earth alike....
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