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Racial mix up has reduced ethnic differences as communities continue coming to a common understanding of the New Testament. Professional athletes have also been depicted as a falsely glorified group. The glorification has been portrayed as a short-lived affair that lasts as long as the professionals remain popular in the game. There after, they are forgotten. Parables in the New Testament have been illustrated as awe inspiring narratives that carry their own meaning. They are portrayed as having a significant impact on literature.
Hofsted defines culture as a tool that the mind applies to guide a person’s day to day activities and interactions with others. He believes that culture is a collective aspect of a population that has occupied a particular social environment where individuals learn unique norms and also develop standards that guide their behavior. These behaviors make a distinction between cultures since all individuals in a particular culture share norms and customs (Hofstede, 65). The New Testament conflicted most of the cultural practices especially those concerned with worship. Generally, societies had their own way of worship and believed in supernatural powers that influenced their existence. For example, God was regarded as the Supreme Being and the giver of life, similar to the belief in the New Testament. However, the ways of worship changed when people could no longer speak to God and offer sacrifices in shrines. The New Testament emphasizes on new ways of worship and faith as well as adoration of people with unique talents such as those of modern athletes. Ethnic practices such as traditional dance, marriages and burial rights among other aspects of traditional lifestyles were overshadowed by the New Testament (Johnson, 112).
The New Testament had a great influence on social identity of communities globally. When people belong to a certain social grouping, they develop a sense of
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The overall culture of an institution is directly linked with principals, so they were responsible for building maintenance, public relations, financial operations, student personality and growth, school policy regarding discipline, coordination of the instructional program, scholastic and co-scholastic area of curriculum and other overall school matters.
In observing the way that Adam lived, the Lord remarked that “it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (The Holy Bible, Gen. 2:18). This statement shows that women have a specific role to play in relation to men. However, because of the culture of the day, women were seen to be inferior to men in a variety of ways.
Various theological studies indicate that there are approximately 5300 Greek texts of the New Testament from the ancient writings. In total, including Latin, Syriac, Aramaic and Coptic there are approximately 24,633 texts of the antique New Testament to validate the wording of the New Testament scriptures.
Ezekiel, a Hebrew prophet, has authored the Book of Ezekiel, which contains his prophecies, especially those related to the destruction of Jerusalem and the building of the Millennia Temple. The prophecies relating to the temple are mainly endorsed in chapters 40-48 of the said book.
The book of Matthew can be outlined with eight major groups of chapters (Efird 1980, 50). The first major chapter covers chapters 1 and 2 which are about Birth Narratives. The second major chapter covers chapters 3 and 4 which talk about Beginning of
The Last Supper in the New Testament is a reflection of the Passover in the book of Exodus. The Last Supper was actually marked on the Jewish day of Passover and Jesus Christ told his disciples to do it in his remembrance. The Last Supper was also a feast of unleavened bread just like the Passover in the book of Exodus.