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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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:20-25 – (The Fifth Day of Creation)

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And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every …

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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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