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The creation of the universe" (Genesis, 1 - 2.3) The bible is probably the most famous book and the piece of literature the most

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GCSE Existence of God

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"The creation of the universe" (Genesis, 1 - 2.3)

The bible is probably the most famous book and the piece of literature the most

referred to since hundreds of years. It is a holy text for Christians and Jews, but it is as much a philosophical and literal text as a theological one. In this essay, the holy book will be analyzed under a literal perspective, more specifically, its structure in the story of "The creation of the universe" (Genesis 1-2.3).

First of all, the most evident and remarkable aspect in the writing style of this story are the numerous repetitions. In fact, all paragraphs until 1.27 have a very simple and easily identifiable structure containing all the same repetitions at each point: They all start with "God said" (except the first one), then "Let ... be..." stating what God intends to create and finally, every paragraph is concluded by "evening came, and morning came; it was the (...)th day." Thus, the paragraphs are according to the 6 days of the earth's creation.

However, starting from Genesis 1.27, the structure of the story changes slightly. The beginning of this

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