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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Gen 1:1-2 – Creator or Demiurge?

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The question is: we speak here of the creation out of nothing?…

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God divided the waters (Genesis chap. 1, vers. 7)

“And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.” (Gen 1:7) The verb “separate” is the second term describing the creative work of God. It means not only “to create” but also “to…

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The cry of the monster of Chaos (Genesis chap. 1, verse 2)

The second verse of the first chapter of Genesis begins with a very enigmatic word. It is usually translated as and the earth was formless and empty. We read in the Hebrew text: weha-haàrets haietà tòhu uavòhu (Genesis chap. 1, verse 2). The first word – wehaàrets – is translated…

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