Mythical Origin Of Language

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Mythical Origin of Language

In the indipented study I will be talking about the origin of language for the Hebrew bible and the Catholic bible. In which I will be talking about the similarities and differences between the two different religions and how it became.

The Hebrew Bible says that the origin of language to humans starts with Adam and being asked to name the creatures that God had created. One of the most well-known examples in the West is the Tower of Babel passage from Genesis. The stories of God punishing humanity for arrogance and disobedience by the confusion of words and the Lord said, “Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language”; and they begin to speak: “and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do”. In their beliefs they talk about their confusions and how the let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand the speech. This became the standard account in the European Middle Ages, reflected in medieval literature such as the tale of Fénius Farsaid. Page 2

According to the Catholic bible, the origin of language is also related to scapegoating. After the first victim, after the murder of the first scapegoat, there were the first prohibitions and rituals, but these came into being before representation and language, hence before culture, and that