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The river that comes out of Eden (Genesis chap. 2, verse 10)

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And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. There is often confusion between “garden” and “Eden”, as if they were the same thing. Eden, instead, as presented in Genesis, was a fertile region in which stood …

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The tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis chap. 2, verse 9)

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The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That Eden’s Garden was a very special place! In addition to …

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The Creation of man – I (Genesis chap. 2, verse 7)

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Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground … Compared to the first version of the story of creation (cf. Gen 1:27) we observe a significant difference. In the first chapter of Genesis “God created mankind in his own image.” Gen 1:27 doesn’t tell what was the result of God’s activity; the text merely says …

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The Origins of the Heavens and of the Earth (Genesis chap. 2, verse 4)

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“This is the account [i.e. the “origins”] of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the God made the earth and the heavens.” This verse is the link between the first and the second creation’s account. The book of Genesis has two versions of the God’s creation. The first …

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