He lived another years after the Flood. It also gives us insight into the first recorded human tyrant:
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Lynn Margulis thinks humans are, essentially, a colony of closely associated bacteria. Confined within the large cells, the bacteria transformed into swarming elliptical membrane-filled bodies called mitochondria. With the formation of mitochondria began the flow of a river DNA that sweeps through three billion years to include us all.
According to Margulis, each one of the hundred trillion cells in the human body is an enclosed garden of specially tamed and always multiplying bacteria.
Jesus Myth - The Case Against Historical Christ. By - January 03, The majority of people in the world today assume or believe that Jesus Christ was at the very least a . Mar 12, · Creation myths: Genesis versus the Koran Creation myths can be profoundly revelatory of the values of the cultures that produce them They reflect how the culture views its place in the universe, the relations between the sexes, and above all the relationship of human beings to God. 1 INTRODUCTION. The Bible begins with the famous line “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”This sentence asserts an essential belief of Jewish and Christian faith, the belief that the deity of Jews and Christians is the creator of the world.
Not only is every man not an island, in the vision of Margulis, he is in essence a community of communities. The mitochondria perform essential functions, such as allowing chain reactions to occur that are critical to breathing and digestion. The female-only transmission of mitochondria, coupled with its slow rate of genetic mutation, make its DNA ideal for tracing and dating maternal ancestry.
Researchers in the s used computers to analyze samples of DNA drawn from diverse women from all over the globe—Chinese, African tribeswomen, Australian Aborigines, Native Americans, Europeans.
The researchers discovered that the family trees of these women all led back to Africa. Remarkably, the analysis demonstrated that genetic differences among the various people within Africa all are twice as great as the differences between all other population groups.
This strongly suggests that all the population groups outside Africa are descended from a small band of humans that left Africa —probably about 50, to 80, years ago. In a sense, we are all Africans.
The ancestral human population that lived in Africa started to split up roughlyyears ago, when the mitochondrial tree makes its first branches within the African continent.
The very root of the mitochondrial tree seems to lie in the northwestern Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. The mitochondrial research matches nicely with recent genetic research using the Y chromosome, transmitted exclusively by males, which also points to southern Africa as the home of Adam.
Unlike the Genesis version of human origins, however, the Y chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve that our genetic trees trace back to did not have the planet to themselves—there probably, in fact, were thousands of other humans living at the time.
Moreover, other humans had lived and died long before they did. All we know is that these two humans, alone among the population of their time, can claim an unbroken line of sons and daughters that persists to this day. Wilson sees the human story, as revealed by genetic research, as the possible basis for spiritual values.
And I am speaking of deep history—evolutionary, genetic history—and then, added on to that and interacting with it, the cultural history recorded for the past 10, years or so. Never before in history had so massive an exercise in translation from one language to another been attempted.
Impetus for the translation project came from the large Jewish colony in Alexandriamany of whom held important commercial positions in the city. Jews in Alexandriaunderstandably, wanted the Law read in the synagogues to be in the tongue of the people.
They probably recognized another important benefit of a Greek translation: What happened after the seventy-two scholars reached Alexandria is a subject of debate, but what follows is the somewhat suspect traditional account.
The elders arrived bearing a copy of The Law written in letters of gold on rolls of skins.Mar 12, · Creation myths: Genesis versus the Koran Creation myths can be profoundly revelatory of the values of the cultures that produce them They reflect how the culture views its place in the universe, the relations between the sexes, and above all the relationship of human beings to God.
CELTIC DEITIES. The gods and goddesses, or deities of the Celts are known from a variety of sources, these include written Celtic mythology, ancient places of worship, statues, engravings, cult objects and place or personal names.
Bible commentary on the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. Aug 21, · Watch video · “Myth has two main functions,” the poet and scholar Robert Graves wrote in “The first is to answer the sort of awkward questions that children ask, such Shows.
Ascertaining whether Genesis and, specifically, the Creation account are “poetic,” “hymn,” or “myth” is not a matter of confusion or uncertainty—except for those who have an agenda and wish to concoct an elaborate smokescreen to avoid the obvious import of God’s Word.
Most of us are familiar with the biblical account of the fallen angels found in Genesis 6. These angels who “left their first estate” produced gigantic, hybrid offspring with human women, men of renown as Scripture calls them.