Religion: Important in the Lives of Ancient People Essay

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Religion played a huge role in the lives of the ancient people. Their religion decided how they lived their lives and how they treated other people around them. Mesopotamian, Hebrew, and Hindu people all lived in order to please their gods to the best of their abilities. This essay will argue that the people had fairly similar relationships with these gods in that they all had a sense of obligation to obey them. The Mesopotamian people were polytheistic and had different relationships with each god. They saw some of their gods as loving and compassionate while others were angry or quick tempered. In the document Advice of an Akkadian Father to His Son c. 2200 BCE found in Envisioning World Civilizations it shows how the people were to …show more content…
Moses has to reason with God and calm him down by reminding him of the covenant that he made with the people. It is very interesting that Moses has a strong enough relationship with his God that he is able to talk to him in this way and he actually makes God change his mind. After his talk with Moses, the document says that God repented of his evil thoughts that he had to destroy the people and instead sends Moses down to give them the commandments. God's love for his people was greater than his anger towards them and he kept his covenant. In the end of the document God still punished the people and said, “in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them”9 but despite all of that he still allows them to go to the land that he promised to give them, he says, “go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you in the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”10 God is showing them compassion but at the same time is still very angry with them and shows his judgment. The Indian people followed Hindu gods who guided them and set