A. Genre badges
1. Genres in the Bible and work done so far for Class
  • Parables
  • Wisdom and Instructions
  • Historical narratives
  • Law/Legal
  • Cosmogony/creation
  • Hymns/Prayers/Rituals
  • Sermons
  • Revelation/Prophetic
  • Legends/Gospels
  • Proverbs
  • Letters
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3. The genre of law and or legal may have been chosen to use by the author to ensure that the audience know what is expected of them in a civil and criminal matter.it also informs them of the consequences that could be expected of anyone who fails to uphold the cannon. Prohibitions and straight forward commands may have been placed in the Bible to explain rules that were put I place and enforced with no other reason than the fact that it was in the Bible. Some examples are as followed: The Didache was very interesting because it outlined the Christian rituals, rules for the organization of the community prophecies and methods of discipline when wrong doings occurred and The Torah the Jewish law or like the Hebrew/Jewish Bible. It consists of five Old Testament books of the Christian Bible. These books where written down by Moses and dictated by Yahweh. The five books are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Miracle stories were the teachings, sayings, activities and miracles of Jesus that were written after the narratives were passed down by oral speech. Both parables and miracle stories aim to teach the audience how to treat their neighbors and respond to various situation that would have occurred in their society.
These are present in some of the Gospels like Matthew, Luke, Mark and John. The Gospels are a collection of texts written by unknown authors. It’s a narrative about the life of Jesus that was written to give an objectionable theological trends. The Gospels gave the Christians a new image of Jesus.Letters are similar to the oral speech traditions that were the popular method of storytelling. The letters were written by speakers who addressed a particular audience about a certain circumstance or situation. The letters as a genre were important to the audience because it allowed them to see how other communities dealt with certain situation. It also gave those recommendations, teachings and encouragement.

B. **Genesis Badge:**
1. Genesis 1: 24 “Let us make human beings in our image,”
Genesis 1:26-28 “God created human beings in his own image: in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:29 “Throughout the earth I give you all the plants that bear seeds: they shall be your food.”
Genesis 2:8 The Lord God planted a Garden in Eden away to the east, and in it he put man he had formed.
Genesis 2:7 “The Lord formed human being from the ground and breath into their nostrils the breath of life,”
Genesis 2: 15 “The Lord put man took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and look after it.”
Genesis 2 :16-18” You may eat of any tree in the garden except from the tree of knowledge of good and evil; the day you eat from it you are surly doomed to die.” Then the Lord said “it is not good for man to be alone.
Genesis 2:30 All green plants I give for food to wild animals, to all the birds of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, every living creature.

2. The relationship that humankind has to nature in Genesis 2:30 is its source of survival. It also shows similarity to other animals in the aspect of food and nutrients. As for the verse Genesis 2: 15 the man is the caretaker of the Earth that God made and is to ensure that it is properly taken care of. Lastly, Genesis 2:7 related humans to nature in the sense that their physical bodies were formed from the ground. Which is probably why Adam is assigned to take care of it and respect it.
3. Today I am whole! God put me to sleep and upon waking up my eyes met the most beautiful and kind being. I named her Eve. God said she is to be my companion and my companion she shall be. I am no longer lonely. I am grateful as we can both enjoy this beautiful garden and all that is within it together. We can also take care of it and explore it, keeping in mind the rules that the Lord has given us. I hope she is the asset I have been yearning for since I completed the work the Lord appointed me to do. Thanks be to God fro I am truly happy.

C. **To earn Exodus Badge:**


Text Box: ATTENTION Egyptian Midwives and Soldiers!!!
Text Box: ATTENTION Egyptian Midwives and Soldiers!!!

t has recently come to my attention that there is a Hebrew that is prophesized to be the King and take my place. This is absolutely unacceptable. Thus to avoid this gross calamity all Hebrew boys shall be killed. Midwives be sure to do this for all Hebrew woman in labor. If that does not pan out, I want every Egyptian soldier to raid the Hebrews living quarters , cease the young male children and throw them in the Nile to drown.
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2. Dear Pharaoh,
It is with great dismay I write you. The Lord God of Israel/ the Hebrews has told me to inform you that you need to let my people. Go. He is a powerful God and he always gets his way. This is not a threat from me personally but from the Lord. Let my people God or else his wrath shall be upon you your people and everything you own!
If you do not believe what I am telling you will only have to wait and see. The Lord will send ten plagues, one each worse than the last. Your stubbornness will end in extreme grief if you do not make the wise decision.
The Lord’s servant,
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Pop Culture Badge:
1) Modern day films
i) Son of God ( 20th century Fox)
ii) Noah( Regency Enterprises)
iii) The Prince of Egypt (Dreamworks Animation)
iv) Exodus ( 20th Century Fox)
v) Mary You will believe ( Aloe Entertainment)
b) Son of God was influenced by the Gospels. It focuses on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
c) The film Noah was influenced by the book of genesis specifically the story of the flood and the destruction of the whole world due to wickedness.
d) The Prince of Egypt and Exodus was based on the book of Exodus. It was focused on the birth up bringing and adult life of Moses. The difference lays in the execution and the length of each film. The prince of Egypt was an animation with a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. The film exodus had in person actors and was 2 hours and 30 minutes. Thus it when in to a little more detail than the animated version.
e) Mary You Will Believe is based on the gospels as well. It looks more into Mary’s life as a child teenager and young mother. It takes you along the life of Jesus from the perspective of his mother. It will be out during Christmas of next year. **(Re)Writings Badge:**
Roman Soldier Wanted
Roman Soldier Wanted

Good Morning! Recently a position of a soldier ( preferable of roman heritage ) has opened up. The job entailed vigorous and long work hours. A strong ,able and hardworking candidate is required. All Roman laws are to be held to the highest accord and mercy left to God. The pay is very suitable and there is room for growth. Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.
3) To whom it may concern,
5) I,Roman solider, am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from my position as crucifier. This decision was due to the overwhelming nature of this job.It has recently been brought to my attention that, since I have had this job I have developed poor, unhealthy and dangerous habits. I am currently in treatment and in order for me to kick my dirty habits I have to come to terms with the root cause hence the nature and stress of my job. Thus,I hereby resign from my position as crucifier. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me .Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work and learn from the Roman government.


**To earn Heresy Badge:** 1) On your personal wiki page, find and provide a definition of "Gnosticism"; 2) Find and provide a definition of "heresy"; 3) Imagine that the collection of heretical texts you hid in a rock cave had been found - create a list of five defenses as to why they should not be destroyed
1) Gnosticism is a heretical movement that occurred mostly during the 2nd-century Christian Church and partially of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, and that Christ was an emissary of the remote supreme divine being. Those who believe this doctrine believe in esoteric knowledge which enables the redemption of the human spirit.
2) Heresy is the either having the opinion or believing certain things that are opposite thought than that of the Orthodox religious and Christian doctrines
3) -The text that are hidden are a basis of a new belief system. They may not be the same but they definitely should be respected.
- The texts are also a record of history and through this human can avoid repeating fatal errors.
- The texts will give a different perspective to what was occurring at the time.
- In turn; these records can help accurately piece together series of events that have holes in them.
**Revelation Badge:**

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The River of Life by William Blake



Polyptych of the Apocalypse By Jacobello Alberegno
There are a few similarities amongst these images. They are all hand crafted pieces that speak to a particular section of the book of Revelations. They all have a certain mood and emotion to them as well. Along with this is a movement around a centered focal point.
With that being said each artist interpretation of the section in question was depicted differently. The Crowned Virgin was done in black and white. This may be to show the gloom that the bottom, dark and dragons filled vastness held. This is in contrast to the bright radiance of the crowned ascending virgin above.
As for the image entitled the River of Life he main focus is the floating man(God).Everyone is moving towards him be it by land or river. Flutes are also being played .the image is very graceful and shows the positive light that book of Revelations have.
The Polyptych of the Apocalypse are made with way more vivid colors with the focal point of God on the throne with his lamb in his lap.

Works Cited
Abramson, Paul, Editor. The Crowned Virgin :A Vision of John. Digital image. The Crowned Virgin :A Vision of John. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2016. <http://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/xRev1201Dore_TheCrownedVirginVisionOfJohn.jpg>.
Kren, Emil, and Daniel Marx. Polyptych of the Apocalypse. Digital image. Web Gallery of Art. , 1996. Web. <http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/a/alberegn/>.
The River of Life. Digital image. William Blake The River of Life. London, Tate Gallery, National Gallery of British Art, N.05887/B525, Web. 06 Dec. 2016. <http://www.apocalyptic-theories.com/gallery/riveroflife/blakeriver.html>.
Wilson, Ralph F. "Paintings and Art Depicting the Book of Revelation." Paintings and Art Depicting the Book of Revelation. , 1996. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. <http://www.jesuswalk.com/revelation/revelation-art.htm>.