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chapter 2 vocab

chapter 2: beginnings vocabulary

mythic stories traditional stories that often discuss the early hsitory of a people or explain some natural or social phenomenon. they tipically involve supernatural beings or events
primeval history a period of time before historical facts, dates, and events
original sin the first sin also knwn as the fall is what we as humans have within us that sometimes uses our freewill to do evil
freewill free human choice that we rebel against god
patriarchs the first great male leaders of a people
matriarchs the first great female leaders of a people
folklore composite of traditional customs, art forms, tales, and sayings preserved among a people
semites ancient peoples of the near east, from whom israelites are descemdants
concubine a surrogate mother
polygamy the taking of more than one wife
circumcision the removal of the foreskin of the penis is the ritual for all males as a sign of the covanant between god and the people identifying abe's people as god's people
religious truth the deeper meaning that god intended in the stories. we will also call this theological interpretation
evolution a scientific theory that is more complex forms developed from less complex forms
evolutionism everything that exists can be explained apart from a character
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