Essay on Native American Creation Story versus Christian Creation
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When I was a child I had been told a Christian creation story is different from the one that I had read in the book ? Iroquois. The differences between these two creation stories are: at the beginning of creation of the world, the type of people, and the meaning of the story. At the beginning of the story about the creation is different: in Christian story, the first day God created the heavens and the earth. God created the world in seven days, and the world has day time, night time, plants, trees, sky, seas, lands, water, birds, wild animals, foods, the man ? Adam, and his wife ? Eve. On the other hand, in Iroquois, that has two worlds in ancients already ? the lower world was in great darkness and humankind inhabited the upper…show more content…
The bad mind baby - Enigonhahetgea that had an evil opinion and born under the side of his mother?s arm, and the good mind baby - Enigorio born the normal way. In the Christian story, there has man and woman. On the other hand, in Iroquois has two-difference kind of people ? good mind people and bad mind people. In Christian story, Adam and Eve had told that they could not eat the food from the good and evil tree. However, they ate it and realized they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then, God found out that what they done and banished them from the Garden of Eden to the ground. After this, Adam and Eve had to live on their own. On the other hand, in Iroquois the two brothers now created a world for them to live. However, whenever the good mind brother - Enigorio created something, the bad mind brother ? Enigonhahetgea must deprive of his. Then, Enigonhahetgea offered a challenge to his brother ? Enigorio and resolved that who gains the victory should govern the universe. Engiorio won and he crushed his brother ? Enigonhahetgea in the earth. Compare these two story, the God punished Adam and Eve which is an education story for us. To remind us if we did something bad, God will punish us in some way. However, Enigorio killed his own brother ? Enigonhahetgea that is a brutal and real-life story. To remind us the real world have two rather people that if you do not protect yourself
Genesis 1 tells the story of Biblical creation in chronological order. According to Genesis 1, God first created the Earth and the heavens. It was not the Earth as we know it. Instead, it was "formless and empty." It was after this that God made light, and the separation of night and day. After this, God created the sky, seas, and land. Then God created the vegetation, and then the stars and planets. Next, God...
Genesis 1 tells the story of Biblical creation in chronological order. According to Genesis 1, God first created the Earth and the heavens. It was not the Earth as we know it. Instead, it was "formless and empty." It was after this that God made light, and the separation of night and day. After this, God created the sky, seas, and land. Then God created the vegetation, and then the stars and planets. Next, God made living creatures. Last, God created man:
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." (From the New International Version)
Genesis 2 still tells the story of Biblical creation, but with less of a focus on chronology. Genesis 2 also refers to the creation of man. It tells about this creation in greater detail. Genesis 2 tells how the first man, Adam, was created from the dust and how God breathed life into him. Genesis 2 also describes what the Garden of Eden looked like and what it contained. Adam was lonely and wanted a helper, so God took one of his ribs and from it formed a woman, Eve. Adam was also informed that he could not eat from the forbidden tree.
- The Biblical story of creation is told in both chapters
- The story of the creation of man is told in both chapters
- Both chapters describe what is in the garden
- There is more of a focus on chronology in Genesis 1
- There are more specific details in Genesis 2
- Genesis 2 focuses on what happens after the Earth is created, and the forbidden fruit is mentioned