JRC Reading Response 1

JRC Reading Response 1 - Katie Kenig In reading the story...

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Katie Kenig In reading the story of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, I was struck by some small but notable phrases that I noticed within the story. Growing up Catholic, Genesis is a story I have been familiar with for a long time, but reading it in this class, I have noticed some things that really stick out to me as interesting. They might be differences between the Hebrew and Christian Bibles or simply things that I never noticed before, but these statements and their meanings seem important to point out. The first of these statements that I noticed is in Genesis 1-4. The author states, “God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.” Throughout the first creation story, Genesis 1, God creates things and states that they are good. Each paragraph is marked by this declaration. And yet, in this paragraph, the darkness is excluded from his exclamation of goodness. This seems to me to be the beginning of the theme of light versus darkness mirroring good versus evil. It could also be sort of the beginnings of the moral code of
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