2:16 Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Yes, has God said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'"
3:2 The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, 3:3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
3:4 The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die, 3:5for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. 3:7 Both of their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 3:8 They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.
3:9 Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
3:10 The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
3:11 God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
3:12 The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
3:13 Yahweh God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
3:14 Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every animal of the field. On your belly shall you go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. 3:15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."
3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
3:17 To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
3:18 Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. 3:19By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
3:20 The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 3:21 Yahweh God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.
3:22 Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever. " 3:23 Therefore Yahweh God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Your essay should be no less than 350 words, and no more than 400 words. Indicate the number of words at the bottom of the essay.
For discussion on Thurs, Jan 24, 2013
**What did you like and apply from last week’s lesson?
Read Genesis 11:1-4
**We will be studying Genesis 11 first because it chronologically comes before 10. Genesis 11 tells why the people were scattered, and Genesis 9 and 10 show the origin of the world’s nations.
1—Find out where Shinar (Babylonia) is.
2--Give three reasons the people built the Tower of Babel. How were the people deliberately disobeying God’s command to Noah’s sons found in Genesis 9:1?
3—Read Exodus 10:1-17, Matthew 22:37-40, and 2 Timothy 3:1-7. How do people in our culture disobey God’s commands?
4—Where are you trying to make a name for yourself, build your success, or control your plans?
Read Genesis 11:1-9 and Psalm 2
1—Compare the people in Genesis 11:1-9 to the people in Psalm 2.
2—How is our society like that of Babel? What can we learn from this?
3---What leads to God (John 14:6 and Acts 4:12)? How else do people try to reach God? How are you trying to reach
God? What does God say about reaching Him?
Read Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2
1—What did God do to end the people’s plans? How do you think that God intervenes in plans and events today (See Proverbs 21:1 and Psalm 33:10-11)?
2—How does separation from God affect people’s relationships? Give examples.
3—What do we learn in Acts 2 about communication (see also Zephaniah 3:9)? What can we take from this?
Read Genesis 10
1—What are three things we learn about Nimrod? What kind of leader do you think Nimrod was (Note the places he was linked with).
2—Why do you think it was important to include Genesis 10 in the Bible?
3-What lessons stand out to you for personal application?
Genesis Essay, Research Paper
Many epics and myths of previous generations can compare to stories of the Old Testament. Myths such as the Enuma Elish, story of Ba\’al, and the Gilgamesh Epic all relate to chapters in Genesis, Psalms, and many other\’s in the Bible. The Gilgamesh Epic especially refers to the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:4-11:32. Both describe the suffering, evil, and mortality result from human arrogance and rebellion.
George Adam Smith found tablets while working at a British Museum. After looking at the tablets, he discovered that they were strikingly similar to the account of the flood in the book of Genesis. Gilgamesh was a historical king of Uruk about 2700 BC. He was part human and part animal. Some thought that he was too harsh on his people and summoned the sky-god, Anu. Anu created Enkidu, a man who was supposed to be more superior than Gilgamesh, so he could kill him. While Enkidu was running wildly with the animals throughout the forest, a woman named Shamhat discovered him and offered herself sexually to him. He succumbed to her and lost his power and strength at once, very much like Samson did to Delilah (Judges 16).
This part of the Gilgamesh Epic is like that of Adam and Eve. Adam was the first human created, and out of Adam came Eve. Adam needed a companion because animals were inadequate companions for man. Adam was to name the animals in the forest and play with them just as Enkidu did. But one thought that did not occur to them was they needed an appropriate human companion.
After Eve ate the fruit of the tree she handed some to Adam and they both became aware that they were naked (Genesis 2:7). They both gained knowledge of good and evil and what was going on around them. They covered themselves up with fig leaves (Genesis 2:7). Adam and Eve became wiser and embarrassed that they were naked, just as Enkidu did after he became sexually involved with a woman. Enkidu became civilized and learned how to eat, speak, and wear clothes properly. Adam and Eve were also punished with the suffering of childbirth, sin, and labor.
The story of Gilgamesh and the book of Genesis also relate to each other in the story of the Flood. In the Gilgamesh Epic a secret meeting was held by the gods to decide how to destroy the world. They decided to have a great flood. All agreed not to tell anyone, except Ea, who tells Utnapishtim to build a great boat. Utnapishtim follows his orders and builds a giant boat with many compartments. When the storm came it rained for 7 days and 7 nights. And when the rain finally stopped, Utnapishtim sent out a dove to see if the rain cleared up. It came back because it could not find a perch. He next sent out a swallow, but it too returned because of no perch. He last sent out a raven that ate, scratched the ground, and did not return because the water was gone. Enlil then blessed Utnapishtim with immortality and made him a god.
This flood portion of the epic relates to the flood in the book of Genesis. God wanted to destroy the earth and all living creatures. He commanded Noah to build an ark and take 2 of all living creatures. Noah followed the Lord\’s instructions and stayed in the ark for forty days and forty nights while it continuously rained. On the last day he sent out a raven to see if the waters had dried up. The raven returned and he waited another seven days to send out a dove. The dove also returned for it did not find a place to land (Genesis 8:9). He waited another seven days to send out the dove again, and when she returned she had an olive branch in her mouth (Genesis 8:11).
These stories are very similar to each other in that the gods are unhappy and want to wipe out all living creatures on the earth. The only difference in the Gilgamesh Epic is Utnapishtim send out a dove, a swallow, and then a Raven. This could symbolize that Utnapishtim was looking for peace in the beginning, but when he did not find it, he used the Raven, possibly a representation of chaos in the story.
After the flood story, Utnapishtim offers Gilgamesh a chance at immortality. He must stay awake for seven nights to become immortal. Instead he sleeps for seven nights, but has one more chance at immortality. He is to go to the bottom of the ocean of the Far-Away to get the magic plant. This plant was supposed to \”make old men young,\” or make him immortal. He gets the plant and decided to take a break to eat and bathe. At the same time a snake slithered up and ate the magic plant. Gilgamesh\’s only hope of immortality was taken away.
The Genesis account has the same meaning. Adam and Eve\’s immortality was taken away when Eve ate the fruit. Eve ate the fruit because the serpent tempted her. The serpent plays the same role in both stories because it deprives them of immortality. The reason that Adam and Eve were tempted to eat the fruit was their sinful desire of wanting more and refusing to obey God\’s rules. Greed often envelops mankind due to his sinful nature. In the case of Gilgamesh, he was already a king and ruled his land, but he wanted more; he wanted to be immortal. It is the arrogance of human behavior that brought sin into this world.
Thus, writers through the ages in both the Bible and mythological literature have shown that man\’s sinful nature, human arrogance, and rebellion have caused suffering, evil, and mortality. The depictions of this are similar in the book of Genesis and the Gilgamesh Epic. However, the Bible meshes the fall of Adam and Eve with the hope that God protects his people regardless of sin.
In this rite-of-passage story, nineteen-year-old Englishman Lionel Cullen—called "Rusty" for his red hair— passes into adulthood. The rite-of-passage theme differs from the coming-ofage theme by focusing on one key event that marks the transition into adulthood.
In Genesis, the rite of passage is a twoweek cattle drive through three terrible blizzards. At the beginning of the story, Rusty is a somewhat spoiled young man, looking for fun and adventure as a Canadian cowboy. After only a day of work, he realizes that riding herd is not an adventure; it is just grueling work. Later, he contemplates what he might be doing instead of exhausting himself in painful labors. He could be going to Oxford University or sailing in a harbor while jeering at working sailors. He traveled to Canada over the objections of his family; like a spoiled child, he became more stubborn the more.Study Pack
Genesis Plus GX is an open-source Sega 8/16 bit emulator focused on accuracy and portability. Initially ported and developped on Gamecube / Wii consoles through libogc / devkitPPC. this emulator is now available on many other platforms through various frontends such as:
The source code, initially based on Genesis Plus 1.2a by Charles MacDonald has been heavily modified & enhanced, with respect to original goals and design, in order to improve emulation accuracy as well as adding support for new peripherals, cartridge or console hardware and many other exciting features .
The result is that Genesis Plus GX is now more a continuation of the original project than a simple port, providing very accurate emulation and 100% compatibility with Genesis / Mega Drive, Sega/Mega CD, Master System, Game Gear & SG-1000 released software (including all unlicensed or pirate known dumps), also emulating backwards compatibility modes when available. All the people who contributed (directly or indirectly) to this project are listed on the Credits page.
Multi-platform sourcecode (core), which is made available for use under a specific non-commercial license. is maintained on Bitbucket / Github so that other Genesis Plus ports can benefit of it, as I really wish this emulator becomes a reference for portable and accurate Sega 8/16-bit emulation. If you ported this emulator to other platforms or need help porting it, feel free to contact me.
Latest official Gamecube / Wii standalone port (screenshots below) is available here. Be sure to check the included user manual first. A startup guide and a FAQ are also available.
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