HIS 341 Week 2 Individual Assignment Religion in the Ancient Near East
Instructions: Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay contrasting the Mesopotamian understanding of the human place in the universe with the Egyptian and Old Testament view. Include quotations from your primary readings as they apply to your argument. Answer the following questions when writing your essay:
- What explanation do the societies provide for the creation of man?
- What are the differing roles of the king in each society? How does this relate to the role of the individual?
- What kind of relationship do the individuals in these societies have with the local deities?
- Do any of these societies, as described in your textbook, admit the individual to an afterlife? Format your essay consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Submit your completed worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.
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