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Turning the rivers to Blood
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The Battle of Armegedon

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Our Lord & Savior of the Earth
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The first of these pictures is showing the wrath of god, during the Tribulation period in which God punished humans, one of these punishments was turning the waters to Blood. The next picture is the Battle of Armegedon, in which God and all of his soldiers (christians) fought off the Devil to which he was damned to the underworld for 1000 years. The final picture is of Jesus, the savior of the world. I put this at the end because after all of the trajedy God brings upon the earth in this book, the moral of the story is that in the end he restores the earth and the heavens for us to enjoy for eternity. The top two show destruction from angelic charecters which is contradicting to some, but the similarity shows that good can bring destruction and god is capable of both.
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The reason why there are multiple versions of the gospel in the Bible is because this was a very important story in the bible; the story of Jesus's life and it had to be told through different filters to intrique certain audiences. The gospels are first had accounts told through 4 people: Mathhew, Mark, Luke and John. Each version portrays jesus in a different light and teaches through different ways based on the audience. For example, my favorite Gospel of Luke portrays Jesus as an ordinary man. This I believe is to not shy away the audience (Gentiles) from their previous beliefs from the start and also to give Jesus more of a relatable background. The key features or method of teaching is through parables to give the Gentiles key takeaways and leave them with entertaining stories that have meaning and substance.

The problem with the different eye witness accounts is that many of them dont match up, or portray Jesus in different ways. Also the accounts written after the fact tend to veer off from the original story due to many different interpretations.
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Letter to Author-
Dear Author,
The story of Judith is a tale of courage in which a female is the hero. Often times in the Bible we find common trends, recurring stories, and dull tales. The Book of Judith, although it is a fictional novel, it still has valueable lessons to learned. This story is truely one of my favorites in the whole bible, which is why I beg of you to consider some of my suggestions as to how to go about writing this untimely Novel. The current Old English version focuses too much on King Nebuchadnezzar and his army, and not enought time on the strength and courage of Judith. I would like to see more emphasis on how she dealt with self guilt of momentarily turning on her people, and how she dealt with the pitty of the enemy soldiers. The story focuses on how her services as a beatiful lady gave her purpose for the soldiers but I would like to see her be of more use to the enemy commander, as to give more meaning behind female life in battle. Maybe this can be done through Holofernes asking about the strategic plans of Isreal, or even what the moral of civilians is. Something to show that Holofernes views her as more than just a pretty face, since this is the main story of heroineism in the bible.

Quotation:

Judith 9:13 "Make my speech and deceit to be their wound and stripe, who have purposed cruel things against thy covenant, and thy hallowed house, and against the top of Sion, and against the house of the possession of thy children." This passage is testifying to god that what she is doing may be dishonerable, but she is asking that her people listened to her speach and god protect her in what she is about to undertake as she leaves the city walls.

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Noahs Ark
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TATA AND NENA
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DEUCALION
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Similarities
In all of these stories, Dooms day comes from a collective ignorance of people. The author is trying to create some incentive not to act disobedient, sinful, and arrogant. All of these dooms days events involve a long rain storm to flood (their) known earth. There is also always a single pair (man and woman) of people that are spared to start again. The differences are how the reader can distinguish between cultures.
Differences
All of the stories have their own spin of how a flood would destroy mankind when it was influenced by a deity. With the story of Noah, it is much more in depth, most likely because of less translations and the development in more recent times. Also it is more of an epic, there is a sacrifice of Noah, having to spend a lot of time building an arch and gathering all of the animals. (very similar to story in Babylonia, probably because it was so close to Israel and had direct influence in verbal story telling) In Tata and Nena, it not only shows the power of their gods, but the lack of empathy. Simply by not following the command of eating only corn, they are turned into dogs. This story would have inspired the reader to respect the gods more and the rules established in the biblical text. In Deucalion, the couple is saved in a wooden chest, there is much less logistics of this story however they land on one of two mountains left. Parnassus and Olympus and the only pieces of land that didn't get submerged. Since they landed on Parnassus and Olympus is the home of the gods, this story shows the parallel of god and man.


PSALM BADGE
1) Ethical Judgement, Purity, Faithfulness, Humility, Thankfulness, Strength, Love, Hope, Confidence, Forgiveness

2)Thankfulness- "I shall recount all your marvelous deeds. I shall rejoice and exult in you, the Most High: I shall sing praise to your name because my enemies turn back at your presence they fall headlong and perish." - Psalm 9-10
Confidence- " Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for tho art with me; Thy rod and staff comfort me." - Psalm 23

3)Ethical Judgement- Jerry(Seinfeld)
Purity-Erin(the office)
Faithfulness- John Locke(Lost)
Humility- Ned Stark (Game of Thrones)
Thankfulness- Adam Sandler in Water Boy
Strength- Rick (The Walking Dead)
Love- The Notebook
Hope- Jim Carey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Confidence- Tom Cruise (Top Gun)
Forgiveness- Forest Gump