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The question of the existence of a world order or an all-powerful force in the universe exacting justice upon violators of the worlds order is a common theme among the works of classical literature we have studied in class This essay will explore the answer to this question from within the context of three works of classical literature In the Old Testament the order that is imposed upon the world is scripted regulated and enforced by the one true God the God of Israel According to Homer in The Iliad the worlds order is defined by men and retributions for violations are meted out by the gods acting directly and through the manipulation of men In Sophocles Oedipus the King the order of the world is ambiguously defined and justice is returned to those guilty of transgressing these rules by the gods The story of Joseph in Genesis 37-46 we learn of Josephs rise from a position with little promise of his ever gaining prominence to the pinnacle of power in ancient Egypt This ascension as a whole gives us a glimpse of Gods order in the world but the details of the story each provide evidence that God is the sole proprietor of order and justice Joseph the youngest of twelve sons is provided with a prophecy of his future greatness which he tells his brothers behold we were binding sheaves in the field and lo my sheaf aroseyour sheaves stood round about and made obeisance to my sheafand behold the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me This is the first indication that God is at work defining and orchestrating events in the world When Josephs brothers later decide to sell him into slavery they are attempting to circumvent Gods will to prevent Joseph from ruling over them They are not able to understand that Joseph is the only one of them who is capable of saving them
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