← Theology Chapter 3 Vocabulary Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All myths Symbolic stories that express a spiritual truth or a basic belief about God. ancestor Any person to whom you are related by blood who comes before you on a family tree. evolution The scientific theory which proposes that current forms of life developed gradually out of earlier ones. covenant A binding and solemn agreement between human beings or between God and his people, holding each to a particular course of action. angel A spiritual, personal, and immortal creature, with intelligence and free will, who glorifies God and serves as God's messenger. Satan was at first a good _____, but along with other devils, they became evil through their own choices. paganism The profession of no religion. patriarchs Male rulers, elders, or leaders. The _______ of faith of Israel are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. story cycles The series of short stories in Genesis that are centered around a particular character or group of characters. These ______ are collections of different stories which sometimes duplicate one another. circumcision The surgical removal of the male foreskin; it was the physical sign of the covenant between God and Abraham.