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Egyptians Babylonians and Hebrews have similarities yet also differences in their religions The importance is not in the similarities as much as it is in the differences that distinguish the cultures from each other and their views on life I would like to point out each civilizations creation and flood story By analyzing these stories we can come to a better understanding of their world views The Hebrew creation story from the book of Genesis is one that most people know well In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth The earth was without form and void God said let there be light and there was light He then separated the light from the darkness He also created the land plants and animals He saw everything he created and behold it was good The heavens and earth were completed and all that dwelled within them On the seventh day he rested The earth was complete but there was nothing to take care of this creation So God created man in the image of himself Man was created from the dust of the ground God gave him the breath of life and the man became a living soul Moses 11-27 With the background of that story one should look at the Egyptian interpretation of the beginning At first there was nothing but chaos that contained the seed of everything to come In this confusion the sun god dwelled By an effort of his will he emerged from chaos as Ra and gave birth to Shu the god of air and Tefnut the goddess moisture Shu and Tefnut gave birth to Geb and Nut the earth god and sky goddess Thus the physical universe was created People were created from Ras tears Time passed and Ra grew frail so the ungrateful race of men plotted against Ra When Ra learned of this he called the gods together The gods decided that mankind must be destroyed
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