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History: Antiquity

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  1. 1. Orientation
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  2. 2. Imago Dei: Creation
    12 Steps
  3. 3. The Two Cities: The Fall & Two Lineages
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  4. 4. Look On My Works, Ye Mighty: Babel & Mesopotamia
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Complete Exam #4

  1. How does Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” reveal both man’s pride in his power and his limits?
  2. For what reasons is the Old Testament a reliable text?
  3. Why do chronology and dating the events of the Old Testament matter?
  4. How is city-building an important feature of the City of Man culture found in both Cain’s line and in the history of Mesopotamia?
  5. For what reasons did the people build the Tower of Babel?
  6. Why might Eridu be the site of Babel?
  7. Who was Nimrod?
  8. Who was Sargon I?
  9. What does Mesopotamia mean, and where is it located?
  10. What were Mesopotamian cities and governments like?
  11. What was the purpose of the ziggurat?
  12. What was cuneiform? What is the content of the vast majority of cuneiform tablets discovered?
  13. How does the Mesopotamian creation account both compare and contrast to the creation story of Genesis?
  14. What does The Epic of Gilgamesh reveal about Mesopotamian or Sumerian culture?
  15. Of what character was Hammurabi? How does his law code differ from the Old Testament’s?