TOP STORIES TO KNOW FROM BIBLE:
Read the following stories, provide a summary of the story, as well as any connection you made to it whether it be a story you heard long ago or something that reminds you of another story. Make sure to link to an online version, provide images as well. Student will be assessed on relevant and accurate contributions.

OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis 1 vs Genesis 2
God created heaven and earth; he created light and separated from darkness. He separated water to water and sky. He m”ade the ground and called it “land”. He created animals and plants by words. After then, he created human. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1: 27)”. Thus, human is created by God’s image.

God created Adam with the dust and blow the breathe of life into nostrils. God created the plants and let the trees to grow and then the animals. After, God made Adam to have a deep sleep and get rib from him and create a female. “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’ for she was taken out of man (Genesis 2: 23)”. There are slightly two different story of creation.

In my personal opinion, bible could be slightly different because it was not written in the beginning but convey by word of mouth hand down orally so the information are unclear.

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Adam and Eve
The LORD God made the earth and the heavens. He planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and placed the man he had formed to work the ground. The garden was full of trees; two were placed in the middle of the garden, one being the tree of life and the other being the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The LORD God told the man to take care of the Garden of Eden allowing him to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
The LORD God formed, out of the ground, all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. Adam (the man) did not find a suitable helper from the animals the LORD God had provided. The LORD God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping the LORD God created a woman out of the ribs of Adam. Adam and his wife (Eve) were naked but they felt no shame.
Of the animals that the LORD God formed was a serpent, the craftiest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. The serpent told Eve to eat an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve and her husband Adam believed the serpent and ate from the tree that they were commanded not to. Suddenly their eyes were opened to what the world really was and had to live that way for the rest of their lives.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%202&version=NIV

Cain and Abel
Cain becomes a famer and Abel the younger one becomes a shepherd, each one of them brings an offering to the lord. Cain brings the offering of the fruit ground and Abel brings the offering of the meat from this first sheep flock. God only accepts Abel’s offering, and Cain kills his brother Abel. God punishes Cain but does not tell why God preferred to choose Abel’s offering.
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Noah's Ark
When the lord noticed how all the human beings were evil the lord wiped the earth out from human beings and animals and regret he made them. God saw the world as full and lawlessness because of them so he destroyed. Noah was told how to make the ark step by step and when he was done he was told to bring two of every kind of living creature along with him, one male and one female; every kind of animal and keep them alive also to provide food that is to be eaten. Noah did just as god commanded him too. The lord told Noah that 7 days from now he would bring rain down on the earth for forty days and forty nights and whip out everything that he has ever made. Noah was 600 years old when the flood came. When the 7 days were over Noah, his sons, wife, and son’s wife’s went to the ark because of the flood on the earth. For forty days and forty nights it heavy rained on the earth, the same day that Noah, Noah’s wife, his sons, the wife’s of his sons, and the animals two by two entered the ark. The flood continued on the earth for forty days and as the water increased the ark lifted upon the earth. Everything on dry land and on land breathing died, the lord wiped out everything on earth, human beings animals, crawling things, birds, everything wiped out from earth and the only thing left was Noah and those with him on the ark.
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Jonah and the Whale
The word of the LORD came to Jonah: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away the LORD and headed for Tarshish where he found a ship that he could board and flee from the LORD.
The LORD sent great winds out on the sea. The captain of the ship and the sailors cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity. The lot fell on Jonah. Jonah told them “I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” They knew that he was running away from the lord because he had told them earlier. Jonah told them to throw him into the sea, in order to calm the storm. The men cried out to the LORD asking him to not punish them for killing Jonah. Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.
The LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. Inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD, promising to sacrifice to him and vowed to stay true to his word. The LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah+1&version=NIV

The Tower of Babel
During this time period everyone who lived on earth shared one language so every understood everyone. People started saying that they should make a tower that will reach up to heaven. God know about this plan and when came down to see what was made he was very unpleased with what people had built. God then said that the people that share the same language are going to start making towers to not give god glory but themselves so god confused the language of the people so they couldn’t understand each other. The reason that the tower was called Babel is because God had confused the language of the people and scattered then all over the earth.

Comparing to the world: Film Bable

That since everyone can’t speak the same language it causes a lot of problems.

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Abraham and Isaac
Abraham had a wife, Sarah but they did not have a child. So, God promised them to give a child to them. However, Sarah laughed at God’s assure because she tried so hard to get a baby before; also she is old to get a baby. Sarah waited and waited to get a baby but one day she couldn’t remain and thought that maybe God will give their baby through the servant. She send a female servant to Abraham and the servant got a baby, Ishmael.
Hence, God never promised to give a baby through the servant but Sarah. Finally, Sarah got a baby called Isaac. They loved their son so much but one day God asked them to sacrifice Isaac. When they almost killed Isaac on the mountain, God stop them because Abraham was a faith of son. God let them to kill the sheep instead of the Isaac.


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Jacob and Esau
Jacob and Esau were twin; Esau born earlier than Jacob. Father, Isaac was blind. However, he was trying to gave a bless to the first sibling. One day, Esau was hungry so they trade a food and a bless by words. Since mother prefer the Jacob, they make a plan to trick Esau and Isaac so that Jacob can get a bless from his dad. After Jacob get a bless, he run away but he come back later and apologized.
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Moses and the Ten Commandments
God chose to lead the Israelites out of Egypt the place where they all were, at this time God was preparing the Israelites to receive his laws, the ten commandments. When Moses went up to Mount Sinai to hear from God, he sent Moses back to the people to have him ask them if they would follow the lord in his instructions. After he asked the people what they would do, he went back and reported this. God had Moses prepare the people. The people were told not to force their way to the Lord or else they would die.
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Joseph and his brothers
Jacob has a twelve sons but he had two favorites. Since he took so much care on Joseph, Joseph’s brother sell him away as slavery. Joseph becomes a servant in kingdom; the queen fall in love with Joseph but he was not. The king got mad at Joseph and put him into a jail.
Joseph was a good at translating dreams; the king needed a person who could to describe his dream. Since Joseph explained them well, king took Joseph out of the jail and made his position to secretary state. Joseph’s brother came over to Egypt for food, they realized Joseph were the secretary state. They apologized and reunion.
There is a movie is about Joseph...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH8ogpmGs5s
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The Story of Job
He was close to being a perfect man to Jesus: He was wealthy, honest, pure, kind, and faithfulness. One day Satan came up to God; God was complementing Job to Satan. Satan told God that Job’s personality will depends on wealth so when Satan took Job’s prosperity he will blame God. God thought about it and told Satan that Satan can take Job’s riches but not his life.
Job start to suffer: Barbarian took Job’s cows and slaves died, fire dropped from the sky and killed the sheep and drudges, typhoon blows and Job’s children died. Job just lost everything that he owned but the first thing that he have done was praise to the God. After he had another suffer: his wife and friends left him and his body is itchy like he has to scratch his body with rocks and in a he become to have a pain. But he is still praising to God.
After all of those suffer, he become much more wealthier than before and livelong and had a happy life.
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Samson and Delilah
Samson is a Nazirite, someone who lives as a monk. Samson is also very strong. One day Samson went to Gaza. He fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. The rulers of the Philistines told Delilah to find out the secret of his great strength and in return she will get eleven hundred shekels of silver from each of the rulers.
“No razor has ever been used on my head,” Samson said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb, If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.” The Philistines shaved off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.
The Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes, took him down to Gaza, and imprisoned him. As time went on Samson’s hair grew back, as did his strength. When the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, they called out for Samson to entertain them. With his strength, Samson pushed the two central pillars on which the temple stood, and down came the temple on the rulers and the people in it, including himself. He killed many more when he died than while he lived.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+16&version=NIV

Song of Songs
Wisdom of Solomon

NEW TESTAMENT
The Birth of Jesus
Joseph and Mary set out for Bethlehem. Every inn was packed so Joseph and Mary spent the night at a stable and while they were there, Mary gave birth to a baby. Mary delivered the baby and the stable and laid him in a manger.
That night an angel told some shepherds that the Savior has been born in Bethlehem. The Shepherds went to Bethlehem and found the baby lying in a manger with his mother, Mary. After that the shepherds went back praising God, and telling everyone about the good news.

John the Baptist
John was an ambassador; he was born to be a person to let people know that Jesus is coming. God send him to share the information with people so that people have time to accounting and get ready for Jesus. One day, Jesus came up to John at the Jordan River. Jesus asked a favor to John to baptism Jesus. While John was doing the baptism, he saw the sky opened and the doves flew. John realized that he was the Jesus and told people that Jesus came to the land. However, at the end, Herod killed the John because John opposed him.

The Beatitudes
The Good Samaritan
The resurrection of Lazarus
Lazarus was very sick, when Jesus heard this he told his disciples to travel to Judea. His disciples respond saying that the priests there want to stone him to death so why go there, after going back and forth with Jesus and his disciples Jesus says “Lazarus is dead.” Jesus’s disciples went with him to Judea, and when they got there Lazarus was already burned in the tomb for four days. When Martha heard that Jesus has arrived she came and welcomed him as Mary stayed at home. Jesus and Martha went back and forth as to how that Jesus could make Lazarus come back to life. Jesus went to where Lazarus was buried and said “Lazarus, come forward!” and Lazarus walked out of the tomb. When all the people saw this miracle happen they put there trust in Jesus but when the chief priest and the Pharisees heard this they made plans to kill Jesus.
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The Prodigal Son
There were two sons in a family. One day the younger son asked dad for inheritance. Even he was not happy, he still gave his son 1/3 of inheritance because 2/3 is for the first sibling. The younger son spent all his money so he worked and ate the pig food. He missed his father so he went back to home. While father had a party for younger son alive, the older son got mad because older son spend entire year for father but his father never killed a sheep for the older son. The whole point of this story is showing how that one lost sheep is important to God.

The woman in the square ("Let he who has no sin, cast the first stone.")
A betrayal that took place where the chief priests want to arrest Jesus for treachery, they did not want this to take place during the festival so they had asked what Jesus had looked like, Judas turned around and stated a comment that made everyone mad, Judas kissed Jesus on the cheek and was arrested on the spot.

The betrayal of Judas
Judas was a part of the Jesus twelve apostles. He was most likely to be opposite to Jesus. While Jesus was chill and peacemaker, Judas were radical person because of his personality; he was not so welcomed but Jesus still believed in him so he was also accouter. But the Satan just got his mind and sold the Jesus to the roman authorities and trade with the money. He was so regretful so he killed himself but he died ugly.

The denial of Peter
Peters Denial took place in threes different acts, described in the three synoptic gospels, of the New Testament. All of these state that at Jesus last supper with his disciples he knew that Peter would deny knowing him and disown him before the roster crowed the next morning. After the arrest of Jesus Peter denied knowing him three times but after the 3rd denial the roster called. Peter started to cry.
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