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Water DBQ

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Dang 1 Nguyen Dang Marshall WHAP Period 5 29 September 2013 Water DBQ Between the time periods of 8000 BCE to 600 CE ancient civilizations acquired various uses and meanings for water For instance technology such as aqueducts and water systems helped establish further advantages of the uses of water which also encourages agriculture to thrive In addition water was also a necessary tool used in religion Water was used largely in religion in that it was a source of mystical belief and a necessary tool for proper worship doc 6 8 11 During this time period every ancient civilization had its own religion or belief system and each system or religion developed its own source of beliefs For example the Wadi Essiah believed that their Well of Essences was the source of all life doc 6 It is said that one of their important religious figures Yeshua and his followers would have drunk water from the well and its wine and fresh gardens produce created from its healing waters doc 6 The Rid Veda appears appreciative to water because of its spiritual take on the importance of water to life stating that water is the soul of the world and it provides us with vigor however it provides no additional information explaining exactly what the Rig Veda is or what religion or belief these statements belong or relate to thus making the Rig Veda a questionable source doc 8 Nonetheless clearly water was an important source of belief for several ancient civilizations With religion came the development of proper rituals and ceremonies for worship In many ancient civilizations water was used as a tool of proper worship According to Surah one must wash one s entire body to prepare for prayer doc 11 In Dang 2 this case water was used to cleanse oneself of impurity before praying In all cases water was a source of some sort of belief either it was the source of life doc 6 8 or cleanliness for worshipping doc 11 Many new advances of technology in waterworks such as aqueducts and water systems pipes and



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