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A Introduction Pentateuch is considered to be the most important part in the Old Testament It recorded the account of creation the fall of man the Law Code as well as the experience of the Ancient Israel Among them Genesis is the first book recorded incidents happened from the creation of the world to Josephs time In chapter one to eleven the origin of the world and human race are introduced and in chapter twelve onwards are the stories of the Ancestors In this passage we will concentrate in discussing the theology of chapter one to eleven which contained much valuable and important message for the readers who were probably Israelites in post-exilic period which would be discussed later In order to understand the text it is important to have some knowledge about the background of the readers as the author should compose his work under their background so that they may understand easily Hence brief introduction of the background of Ancient Israelites and Genesis as well as its authorship would be given before we go into discussing its theology The discussion will be within four topics ---a Yahweh has supreme authority and power b Man---as image of God c Mankinds failure and Gods reaction and d Creation---a continuing process B Background of Canaanites Religion and Ancient Israelites Both Biblical record and archeological evidence showed that beside the Israelites there were many other people living in Palestine They included Kenites Kenizzites Kadmonites Hittites Perizzites Rephaim Amorites Canaanites Girgacensoredes and Jebusites In this passage they are all regarded as Canaanites Basically the Canaanites religions are polytheistic They believed in many gods in many different levels including those national god functional gods and family gods or ancestors In the following paragraphs a brief introduction of Canaanites religions would be given as a background for the studies of religion of ancient Israelites Religion in Ancient
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