Reading Journal Assignment 1

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Wyn Gannon Professor Wilt English 2030- 036 August 28, 2008 Reading Journal Assignment 1 1. a. The translation “The Beginning” differs from some of the more widely accepted translations of Genesis 1-3. One difference is that “The Beginning” does not once mention the names of the first man and woman. Versions such as the New International Version mention their names as being Adam and Eve. It is significant because mentioning the names of these characters makes them easier for the readers to relate to. Another difference is the fact that the NIV refers to the creator as “God” and “Lord God,” while “The Beginning” refers to him as “The Divine One” and later “Divine Yahweh.” The possible significance of that is that “The Beginning” does remark upon the creator’s divinity, but does not label him as the God or Lord, only a divine creator. The third difference between the two translations is that “The Beginning” mentions no creation of the heavens and the earth. It simply begins when the earth and universe is already there. That can be
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH 2030 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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