The impact of the Bible in Western culture

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Why should it not be surprising that parts of the Old Testament reflect beliefs and values found in neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East. Genesis makes it clear that Jewish roots are at least partly to be found in Mesopotamia. Discuss one way that Genesis reaffirms these Near Eastern roots.

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The impact of the Bible in Western culture makes individuals don that ancient Israel was a vital
state in the past. Even though the cultural significance of the Bible to Christianity has decreased,
the authoritative perception of the Bible remains. Although ancient Israel lacked political
influence, it had a communal identity before God as it is recorded in the book which people call
the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament (Kidner, p.12). The Hebrew Scriptu...

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