God 's Fourth Speech With Noah

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Introduction God’s fourth speech with Noah (9:1-17) is a cluster of three sub-speeches, which will be further explored in this analysis. Similar aspects of Genesis 1 are echoed; a new cosmic order is installed, initiating a pre creation period. God blesses the humans and commissions them to take domination over all creatures. This passage is of great importance to not just the Genesis story but also the Old Testament as a whole. I will further depict central meanings throughout the passage, as well as investigate literary aspects in order to grasp a greater understanding of this chapter. Covenants are the promise and obligation between two or more people. At the beginning of this chapter in the Genesis, the Covenant between God and Noah…show more content…
(5:1–9:29) The opening line “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth (Ge 9:1)” establishes a start in a significant period of time. While Adam and Eve were asked a similar command from God, their sins and disobedience was the end of the beginning. The Noahic covenant is the covenant that God made with Noah after he left the ark, sealed with a rainbow, that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. The narrative of Noah and the Ark is one of the most well known stories from the Old Testament. In some of its artistic representations, it is characterised as a story of an old man who takes pairs of animals onto an ark to ride out an incredible flood, safely coming to rest as a rainbow appears in the sky. Whilst the essence of this is recorded in the Genesis account of the Flood, the biblical narrative is much more than this unusual story. It is a narrative written in the context of an Israelite community, striving to understand and interpret the way their God works in and through both humanity and the world God has created for all. Summarise passage meaning and use of literary techniques (world of the text) Literary Context The passage, Genesis 9: 1-17 in the Old Testament draws on the themes explored throughout the first eight chapters of the biblical book. In the aftermath of the Flood, God made an unconditional and everlasting covenant with Noah and his descendants and with all
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