October 4 and 6 Works and Days and The Fall of Man

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Secondary reading- The Fall of Man- James Frazer 1. He tries to argue the origin of death. How does it come about the men die? He is troubled by the story in Genesis- the tree of life and the one of knowledge of good and evil. There is no saying of the tree of life until after they ate the apple. Why isn’t mentioned? If he ate from the tree of life why did he not live forever. Maybe the transmission has been messed up. He then compares to whole bunch of other myths that explain death. 2. It illustrates what the comparative method tries to do and how it comes to a certain conclusion by looking at the discrepancies and looking at parallels in other stories and make that makes sense. 3. When we read this by Frazer, we see what we are doing to Greek myths in present day. If we did what we are doing to myths now in ancient Greece, it could be considered sac religious. Why try to make it so it makes sense? Greeks would have never thought of doing this. These methods we apply to Greek myths can become personal to people because we are not restricted just to myth, the Bible too. Because we are able to approach something like the Bible, it tells us
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