Old Testament Texts / Another Look
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22-01-2013, 03:29 AM
RE: Old Testament Texts / Another Look
There is another hook on Genesis 1.

You can see a few motifs in action.

God speaks things in to existence - let there be light and there is light - = action by Fiat
God also does work - God made the firmament - = action by effort

The 'Days' have been added - can be seen Gen 1:9-13, where God creates seas and then plants, should have been separate 'efforts' there but the editors needed to keep it to seven days.

"The Sources of the Creation Story" by Julian Morgenstern available at archive.org is quite heavy going but you do not need hebrew to get a good feel of a persuasive argument.

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RE: Old Testament Texts / Another Look - Baud2Bits - 22-01-2013 03:29 AM
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