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The importance of geographical features are conveyed strongly throughout the Hebrew Bible. Water is used by God to send a strong message to the people on the earth which he created. He uses his creations to make the world like he wants it to be and how he wants the people living on it to act. The Hebrew Bible is a way to guide God’s followers. These Bible stories illustrate the power of God and how he can use water and geographical features to alter the world for the better. Natural geographical features are used to punish, educate, and enlighten the people on earth revealing that God uses his creation of the earth to show his power. Flooding on the earth was a way that God punished the ...view middle of the document...

Later in the text, WHen the Jews are escaping from Egypt God opened the Red Sea through Moses for the Jews but then he closed it to kill the Egyptians: “Then the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians upon their chariots and chariot drivers... As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. God uses the water as a punishment here for the Egyptians because they enslaved the Jews. God gave the commandments to the people and to not follow them results in consequences. Power is what God has and he uses his power through his creation which is water. Creation of the world was meant for the people to enjoy, but it can also come back to bite them, and Go feels the need to educate his people in how the should live.
Elements of the earth that God created are also used to guide people throughout their life. When the Israelites reached Mount Sinai moses went up to God on top of the Mountain.
They had been on a long journey: “Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called him from the mountain, saying, Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples.” God is guiding Moses on what to tell the Israelites from the top of a mountain looking down on Moses illustrating that he is above human and above Moses. He uses the mountain to create a difference between God and humans sending a message that he is superior to all. Furthermore in the text, God uses his creation to teach his people about the life he wants them to live. In the first creation story in the garden of eden there was a stream of water running through it: A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.” The river is interpreted to be the divider between heaven and...

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