Early Religions Of The Middle East

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Early religions have been studied very extensively, and continue to be a predominant topic among many scholars and historians. This could be due to the fact that there are so many different types of religious, and each religion having their own written guidelines, but yet most are very closely related. Whither looking at primary sources or secondary, one thing is for sure, and that is that the early religions can often be confused due to their closeness in nature. This Bibliographic essay will hopefully be helpful when sorting through information in order to write an exceptional paper.

(The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition. New York: Romans 1, 5, 10; Matthew 5, 6, 1952.) From the book of Matthew in chapter 5, otherwise known
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1981.) This source is one of the major readings of the New Hindu religion. Although there are many different “Purana’s” this one gives the most information to help define this religion. Much like the previously mentioned sources, this source offers its own version of stories such as, a creation story, a tales of how man was formed, and also guidelines for how one should live a proper life. This primary source, much like the others, also gives detailed instructions on a verity of rituals in which must be preformed in order to achieve a complete and full life. Another interesting item this source offers is a flood story, much like the one that can be found in most all sources from this time period. This tends to be a common story, and shows a lot about this time period. This also proves that everyone, no matter what race, religion, or region of the earth they live on has questions about where they come from, how they got here, why they are where they are today, and how they should live their lives. This common tie can be found in all aspects of any religion, and is quite interesting when aligning these early religious readings. One draw back of the Vishnu Purana was it was extremely difficult to read and fallow, which may cause some confusion, but other than that, it could be used for some very good correlation methods in comparing and contrasting these religions.

(The Bhagavad-Gita. Stoler Miller, Barbara. Bantam Books,
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