Genesis Essay Examples

Jealousy in the book of Genesis

The first book of the Pentateuch is rife with Jealousy. It seems a peculiar obsession of those writing in the Lord’s name. After all, such sins as murder, adultery and slothfulness seem so much more damaging to our communities and our selves. Why are the jade eyes of jealously given so much attention in the… View Article

Genesis and Oedipus Rex

As if peering into a glass of time, Genesis and Oedipus Rex seemed to have made me travel back through realization to make me reassess how I understood these early texts. Initially, the two texts seem to have nothing in common. Genesis, as the term implies, talks about the beginning, focusing on the creation myth… View Article

An Interpretation of Genesis 38

Abstract This paper seeks to interpret Genesis 38, specifically its ideas on the power structure within the family through the religious and social practices in a Jewish society as demonstrated by the author. Moreover, the paper seeks to discuss the various theories on why Genesis 38 was written. Among the most prominent of these however… View Article

Quotes from Genesis

“From now on you must circumcise every baby boy when he is eight days old, including slaves born in your homes and slaves bought from foreigners. This will show that there is a covenant between you and me. ” Genesis 17:11 “Early the next morning Abraham gave Hagar some food and a leather bag full… View Article

The fall of Man

The Fall of Man in the Christian context refers to the transition of the first humans, Adam and Eve, from a state of innocent and complete obedience to God to sinful disobedience to Him. Some Christians believe that the Fall of Man corrupted the natural world on how God originally created the human nature. The… View Article