The Theogony was written by Hesiod. It is a poem focused on the dumb, Greek gods. It tells of their origin, birth, genealogies, etc. Hesiod was a Greek poet and is called the “father of Greek didactic poetry” very often. Genesis, the very first book of the Bible, is all true, talking about God, how the world came into order, and how man was created. It was written by God, the true god. In this essay, I will be saying the differences between the two books.

In the Theogony, it mentions gods being formed somehow and then them making more gods and it keeps going on and on and on. So, the Theogony has a lot of gods mentioned in it. Where as in Genesis, God was there in the beginning. He was not supernaturally created. He was no created by another. He is also the only god. There is only one god in the Bible. That is a huge difference between the two books.

Another one, is that in the Theogony, there were only human, immortal men to begin with. The gods created them and were done. However, man did something that the gods did not like and as punishment, the gods gave them human, immortal women as a curse. However, in Genesis, God created man, and then as man started to get lonely God created woman as a gift, a blessing. I do not know why the Theogony says that woman is a curse given by the gods to mankind, but who agrees with me that that is just weird? I am going to guess everyone who reads this essay will agree with me.

These two books are both origins of the universe, however, they are from completely different world views. The  Theogony was accepted by the Greeks, and the Bible was accepted by the Hebrews. The Bible, specifically the book of Genesis, tells how the world came into order. On day one God created the heavens and earth. On day two God created the firmament. On day three God created the dry land and vegetation. On day four God created the sun, moon, stars, pretty much everything other than the earth and heavens. On day five God created the birds of the sky and sea creatures. On day six God created land creatures and man. On day seven God rested. In the Theogony Hesiod does not know how the world came into order, but he claims that he got his words from the Muses, which he says are the daughters of the god Zeus. That is so, so not right.

The Theogony and Genesis are both very different, like different gods, different world views, etc. There are too many differences to even fit in this entire paper! However, I gave you some of the main differences between these two books. Basically, the entire books themselves and everything they have in them are different. I am so glad that I believe in the Bible and not Hesiod’s Theogony.

There was a couple businesses that caught my attention. I’ll tell you about them.

First, yard work. Yard work is not that hard. Plus my dad has also been teaching me how to mow lawns, trim branches, rake leaves, shovel snow, etc. Also, it pays good. I can get a lot of money out of it. I can even use the money to improve my business and make more money! Also I get to help people do their yard work when their too old or too sick to do it (or they just can not do it). It makes me feel good about myself when I know that I helped people do the  things which they can not do.

The second thing is babysitting. There are two advantages to babysitting. First, I get to take care of little kids so that the adults can have some private time alone away from the kids, and it makes me feel good about myself when I know that I helped them get that kind of privacy away from the kids. The second  thing is that I get to hang out with kids. Right now, I am not that good with little kids, and if I make this a business then I will get better with little kids and they will like me more. I have a bunch of little siblings and cousins that I am not that good with, and if I do this, than I will get to know them better and they will like me more.

Medea

Medea was a Greek play by Euripides. It was a tragic play. I’ll tell you why. It all began when Jason and the Argonauts came to get the golden fleece from this king. The king said that he could have it, but only if he did three nearly impossible tasks. The daughter of the king, Medea, tells Jason that she will help him with these tasks, but only if he takes her with him on his voyage back home. Jason agrees. With Medea’s help, Jason eventually gains the golden fleece and travels back home with Medea. When Jason eventually becomes king he grows tired of Medea and marries another. Medea is greatly enraged at this and tries to get revenge by killing Jason’s new family. Because of this she is banished. This is a very tragic play by Euripides.

What is the view of the biblical materials on the role of ethics in the development of history? Well that is what I am going to be talking about in this essay. In the Bible, there are several biblical views that are present in  ethics that are in history to this day. These views are present throughout the entire Bible. For example, If you feel stressed remember this verse: ” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4. Another one is about love: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” – Corinthians 13:4-5. There are many other verses that people use to get them through the day.

A lot of Bible verses all contain one specific theme. According to ethics, sanctions will be given. If the person (the one who the sanctions are being given to) wants good sanctions, he must obey God’s law and do good. This way he gets good sanctions. If he does the opposite of this than he will receive bad sanctions, and nobody likes bad sanctions. Sanctions, good or bad, are determined on what you do, what you think, what you say, etc. People can choose whether they live a good life or a bad one. It is their decision. Nobody can make them change. Not even God can make them change, but he knows the outcome, and it either good or bad. Lets hope that it’s good. It has been a thing that has remained constant throughout all of history.

A life of wisdom and righteousness eventually leads to good sanctions and a life of evil and wickedness eventually leads to bad sanctions. It a life of wisdom and righteousness eventually leads to good sanctions and a life of evil and wickedness eventually leads to bad sanctions, then why do people still do wicked things if it brings them bad sanctions? Well, people delight in wicked things and they do not care about the sanctions. If they do know about the sanctions though then again, why do they still do it? Because, once they have been exposed to a bad thing, and the become addicted to it, they lose sight of the sanctions. They do not care about it any more. They like the bad things that they are exposed to so much, that they lose sight of Godly things.

A good sanction used in the Bible was when God gave Noah the instructions to build the ark because they were good to God and served him. There are many other good and bad sanctions used in the Bible. A bad one was when David took Bathsheba for his wife then killed her husband. Because of this God killed David’s first son. Sanctions can be good or bad. I hope you get a good one.

The main reason for the Persian War was because of King Darius of Persia wanted to expand his empire. The first time Persia invaded Greece, began in 492 BC. That’s when the war started. Late into the war, the Persians suffered a great defeat at the Battle of Salamis and the Battle of Plataea. Before that it seemed like the Persians would win the war, but Greece eventually won the war. Nobody knows what would have happened if the Persians won. The war is significant because the war ended with a Persian defeat in 490 BC.

The Peloponnesian War started with Sparta’s fear of Athens getting strong (because they were already a very strong nation) and overthrowing them. The war started in 431 BC beginning with Sparta starting a war with Athens. Sparta eventually won and then they became the strongest nation. Well, there were a few little wars between different nations competing for the strongest nation, but then they eventually became exhausted and they all gave up.

These subjects, cash and accrual accounting, are very different from each other. In this essay, I will say in what way that they are different. The cash method is a more immediate recognition of revenue and expenses. The accrual method focuses on anticipated revenue and expenses.

The cash method is when you have a notebook or a folder or anything that you keep track of stuff in and you write down when you received cash, how much cash you received, etc. You also write down when you send out cash, how much cash you send out, etc. It’s pretty simple. According to Accounting Made Simple by Mike Piper, “The problem with the cash method, however, is that it doesn’t always reflect the economic reality of a situation.” This method is used mostly by businesses that are small and for personal finances.

“The accrual method records revenue when a product or service is delivered to a customer with the expectation that money will be paid in the future.” according to Investopedia. So the accrual method (with a lot of descriptiveness) records money generated from normal business operations when a system supplying a public need is delivered to the person who needs it with the expectation that money will be paid later on in the future. The problem with this method is that it does not track cash flow.

If you are starting a business than I suggest that you use the cash method. As your business grows than you should change to the accrual method. Maybe you can even use both methods at the same time!

In the book of Proverbs there is a strong relationship between ethics and sanctions. Most of the Proverbs were written by the son of David, Solomon. In Proverbs, the first nine chapters have an introduction. This is not seen in any other book in the entire Bible. In the introductions of Proverbs it is extremely clear that Solomon is talking and giving instruction to his son. An example of one of these introductions is Proverbs 1:1-6,

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.

In Proverbs wisdom is described as a female. An example for this is Proverbs 8:1-6,

Does not wisdom call out?
    Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
    where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
    at the entrance, she cries aloud:
“To you, O people, I call out;
    I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
    you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
    I open my lips to speak what is right.

Wickedness is also described as a female. In Proverbs 5:1-6,

My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
    turn your ear to my words of insight,
that you may maintain discretion
    and your lips may preserve knowledge.
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
    and her speech is smoother than oil;
but in the end she is bitter as gall,
    sharp as a double-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death;
    her steps lead straight to the grave.
She gives no thought to the way of life;
    her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

In Proverbs wickedness is defined as the “strange woman”. Solomon is teaching his son not to go down the path of wickedness. He tells his son a story of a man who was walking on a road then a woman (wickedness) came out to meet him. She tells him that she wants him and she entices him to follow her back to her house. He follows because of what she said and when they get to her house she kills him. You can find this story in Proverbs 7.

My favorite verses in the Bible are in Proverbs. It is Proverbs 6:6-8,

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

These verses talk about not being lazy.

The relationship between ethics and sanctions is very significant in Proverbs. It is also very powerful.

Aristotle was a great Greek philosopher and polymath and is known for being the one of the greatest philosophers to ever live. He is also famous for being the first genuine scientist in history. Aristotle was born 384 BC and died 322 BC. He was a student in Plato’s Academy for twenty years. He even founded his own school where he spent most of his life teaching, studying, and writing.

Sparta I would say is a city-state obsessed with war. You will soon see why. Spartan boys grew up until they were about seven years old. When they were seven then they were taken away for thirteen years to grow up to become soldiers. Once twenty years old they were allowed to get married, however, they could not see their wives and they had to live in barracks for the next ten years. When they were thirty years old then they could be a real citizen. The girls were left at home to learn to do cooking, cleaning, etc. The boys and girls at in different areas. Girls ate at home and the boys ate at public mess halls. The mess halls gave very gross and icky food. Some food even had blood in it! The Spartan’s were very unusual people.

The following are three instances of fire in the Bible. In Deuteronomy 4:24 it mentions God as a consuming fire. As mentioned in Mark 9:43 it mentions to Hell as the unquenchable fire. In Zachariah 2:5 it talks about God being a wall of fire all around someone. 

How is fire a curse and a blessing to mankind? Fire can help us cook stuff, get rid of stuff we don’t want, and keep us warm. It can also help us by providing light and keeping away unwanted bugs.

God uses fire to describe His presence in Hebrews 12:29. In that passage God is considered a consuming fire. In 1 Kings 18:38 God sent fire from Heaven and consumed an offering.

Man’s ability to start, sustain, and control fire changed the world by we can kill the bad things that are found in food. We can also be harmed by fire. There can be forest fires that can destroy entire forest’s and houses. Do not play with fire.