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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"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).

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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 small structural change is marked by the short poem in 1.27. All the paragraphs before were in prose and thus, this sudden appearance of poetry, signifies a change in writing style and structure, which is supported by the fact that, for example, the last paragraph in chapter 1 is quite long compared to all the short paragraphs before.

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keep on occurring also after Genesis 1.27 . Thus, the structure is only changed slightly at the end of chapter 1. To conclude, the structure in "The creation of the universe" (Genesis 1 - 2.3) is very simple having always the same formulations at each part in the paragraphs. After Genesis 1.27, the structure changes then slightly. I, on my part, really appreciate this structure thinking that the bible should be a book, which must be easy for every common citizen to understand, and the simple, repetitive and easily identifiable structure in this story surely contributes significantly to one's understanding of the story.

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