Yaldabaoth: A Comparative Analysis

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Have you ever wonder how the world we live in today became? There are many versions of how the world became the way it is today. The purpose of an origin myth is to explain why things are the way we know them as today, but using a different point of view like a folk tradition. The Christian and Gnosticism story are both similar. In result, both stories involve humans being made from materials, they differ in the purpose of the world being created. The Christian story God made the earth in six days with one day to rest. “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (NIV, Gen. 2:7). In the Gnosticism creation story Yaldabaoth ends up making the world, but he doesn’t not make the world in…show more content…
Each story make human beings from materials of the world, there is differences on how the human beings were created. God made Adam “The time came when the Lord God formed a man's body. He made it from the dust of the ground. Then he breathed in it the breath of life, and man became a living person, God then proceeded to use Adam to make Eve” (NIV, Gen. 2:7, 21-22). “Then the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of the man's ribs. Then he closed up the place from which he had taken it. Then he made the rib into a woman, and brought her to the man.” (NIV, Gen. 2:7, 21-22). As for the Gnosticism story Aeon made Sophia. Yet, “She decided to produce an offspring on her own without the permission of her male companion” (Gnostic Creation myth). Yaldaboath ended up to believe he was god and he created the world. “Yaldabaoth believing himself to be God, so he created archons (angels), the world, and humans. When he created humans, he breathed the divine spark that dwelled upon of him into them. This caused the good divine spirit to be trapped in the bad material body.” (Gnostic Creation

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