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1 At the first online bible study online bible explanation made the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of online bible study online bible explanation was moving on the face of the waters. 3 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And online bible study online bible explanation, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and online bible study online bible explanation made a division between the light and the dark, 5 Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters. 7 And online bible study online bible explanation made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so. 8 And online bible study online bible explanation gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. 9 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so. 10 And online bible study online bible explanation gave the dry land the name of Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and online bible study online bible explanation saw that it was good. 11 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so. 12 And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and online bible study online bible explanation saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. 14 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years: 15 And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so. 16 And online bible study online bible explanation made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars. 17 And online bible study online bible explanation put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth; 18 To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and online bible study online bible explanation saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. 20 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven. 21 And online bible study online bible explanation made great sea-beasts, and every sort of living and moving thing with which the waters were full, and every sort of winged bird: and online bible study online bible explanation saw that it was good. 22 And online bible study online bible explanation gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And online bible study online bible explanation said, Let the earth give birth to all sorts of living things, cattle and all things moving on the earth, and beasts of the earth after their sort: and it was so. 25 And online bible study online bible explanation made the beast of the earth after its sort, and the cattle after their sort, and everything moving on the face of the earth after its sort:
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1 En el principio creó Dios los cielos y la tierra. 2 Y la tierra estaba sin orden y vacía. Había tinieblas sobre la faz del océano, y el Espíritu de Dios se movía sobre la faz de las aguas. 3 Entonces dijo Dios: "Sea la luz", y fue la luz. 4 Dios vio que la luz era buena, y separó Dios la luz de las tinieblas. 5 Dios llamó a la luz Día, y a las tinieblas llamó Noche. Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del primer día. 6 Entonces dijo Dios: "Haya una bóveda en medio de las aguas, para que separe las aguas de las aguas." 7 E hizo Dios la bóveda, y separó las aguas que están debajo de la bóveda, de las aguas que están sobre la bóveda. Y fue así. 8 Dios llamó a la bóveda Cielos. Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del segundo día. 9 Entonces dijo Dios: "Reúnanse las aguas que están debajo del cielo en un solo lugar, de modo que aparezca la parte seca." Y fue así. 10 Llamó Dios a la parte seca Tierra, y a la reunión de las aguas llamó Mares; y vio Dios que esto era bueno. 11 Después dijo Dios: "Produzca la tierra hierba, plantas que den semilla y árboles frutales que den fruto, según su especie, cuya semilla esté en él, sobre la tierra." Y fue así. 12 La tierra produjo hierba, plantas que dan semilla según su especie, árboles frutales cuya semilla está en su fruto, según su especie. Y vio Dios que esto era bueno. 13 Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del tercer día. 14 Entonces dijo Dios: "Haya lumbreras en la bóveda del cielo para distinguir el día de la noche, para servir de señales, para las estaciones y para los días y los años. 15 Así sirvan de lumbreras para que alumbren la tierra desde la bóveda del cielo." Y fue así. 16 E hizo Dios las dos grandes lumbreras: la lumbrera mayor para dominar en el día, y la lumbrera menor para dominar en la noche. Hizo también las estrellas. 17 Dios las puso en la bóveda del cielo para alumbrar sobre la tierra, 18 para dominar en el día y en la noche, y para separar la luz de las tinieblas. Y vio Dios que esto era bueno. 19 Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del cuarto día. 20 Entonces dijo Dios: "Produzcan las aguas innumerables seres vivientes, y haya aves que vuelen sobre la tierra, en la bóveda del cielo." 21 Y creó Dios los grandes animales acuáticos, todos los seres vivientes que se desplazan y que las aguas produjeron, según su especie, y toda ave alada según su especie. Vio Dios que esto era bueno, 22 y los bendijo Dios diciendo: "Sed fecundos y multiplicaos. Llenad las aguas de los mares; y multiplíquense las aves en la tierra." 23 Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del quinto día. 24 Entonces dijo Dios: "Produzca la tierra seres vivientes según su especie: ganado, reptiles y animales de la tierra, según su especie." Y fue así. 25 Hizo Dios los animales de la tierra según su especie, el ganado según su especie y los reptiles de la tierra según su especie. Y vio Dios que esto era bueno. 26 Entonces dijo Dios: "Hagamos al hombre a nuestra imagen, conforme a nuestra semejanza, y tenga dominio sobre los peces del mar, las aves del cielo, el ganado, y en toda la tierra, y sobre todo animal que se desplaza sobre la tierra." 27 Creó, pues, Dios al hombre a su imagen; a imagen de Dios lo creó; hombre y mujer los creó. 28 Dios los bendijo y les dijo: "Sed fecundos y multiplicaos. Llenad la tierra; sojuzgadla y tened dominio sobre los peces del mar, las aves del cielo y todos los animales que se desplazan sobre la tierra." 29 Dios dijo además: "He aquí que os he dado toda planta que da semilla que está sobre la superficie de toda la tierra, y todo árbol cuyo fruto lleva semilla; ellos os servirán de alimento. 30 Y a todo animal de la tierra, a toda ave del cielo, y a todo animal que se desplaza sobre la tierra, en que hay vida, toda planta les servirá de alimento." Y fue así. 31 Dios vio todo lo que había hecho, y he aquí que era muy bueno. Y fue la tarde y fue la mañana del sexto día.

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Literary Approach to Genesis One

By Michael Sacasas - Sep 27, 2009 10:35 PM

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The first step in evaluating a text from a literary perspective is to determine what genre best describes the text. To decide what genre a text belongs to, simply ask what kind of writing it is. For example is it fiction or non-fiction? Is it history or mystery? Is it romance or comedy? The kind of genre will help us determine what to expect from the text. For example, we have different expectations when we read a newspaper than when we read a novel.

Some have suggested that Genesis one is myth. This statement is true, if by myth one means a class of metaphysical writing intended to address questions of origin and meaning. But the classification does not fit if one means a class of fanciful writing that is necessarily untrue in any sense. Some have suggested that Genesis one is a hymn. Yet the chapter lacks the typical elements of Hebrew poetry, specifically parallelism between lines. Is Genesis one history? Not by the standards of today’s academic historical writing. But certainly a historical event, the beginning of the universe, is being described. Is it science? Recall our discussion in the last lesson. The language, subject matter, purpose and standards of Genesis one are not those of the scientific disciplines. Is it theology? Yes, but not if one defines theology as dry, abstract propositions about God. So how best do we class Genesis one? One author (Waltke) has suggested that Genesis one is an

'artistic, literary representation of creation.'

So what are the implications of this classification? We must temper our expectations of the text in keeping with its genre, being careful not to expect what the genre does not promise (scientific information), nor missing what it intends to communicate (the nature of God, man, etc.).

Genesis one also employs certain literary devices to shape its account of creation. Certain recurring formulas appear throughout the chapter:

  1. announcement: 'And God said ...'
  2. command: 'Let there be ...'
  3. fulfillment: 'And it was so ...'
  4. execution: 'And God made ...'
  5. approval: 'God saw that it was good ...'
  6. naming/blessing: 'God called/God blessed ...'
  7. chronological frame: 'a second day ...'

These formulas occur regularly and organize the account. Not coincidentally, there are seven each of formulas 3 — 7. ‘Seven’ in various places in the Hebrew Bible carries the symbolic weight of completion or perfection.

Interestingly there is a correspondence among the days of creation as described in Genesis one. The first set of three days correspond to the second set with the seventh day set off by itself. The days one and four, two and five, three and six are paired. It seems clear that there is some connection between what is made in those pairs of days. For example, light appears in first day and the light giving celestial bodies in the third. The correspondence can be described as that between habitat and inhabitants or realms and regents. The first set of three days also may be seen as God ordering the environments and the second set as God filling the ordered environments.

This careful organization of the days is quite obviously a literary construction meant to give an imaginative order to God’s work of creation. However, as explained earlier, we should not read the account as a careful scientific explanation of the origins of the universe. It is unlikely that even in the pre-scientific age readers missed the incongruity of having light without sun, moon and stars!


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jttilley - Oct 13, 2009 8:09 AM

Genesis 1 could very easily be a true explanation of the creation, and the order in which God created things in 6 days. Michael Sacasas has made a big assumption which he gives as a strong reason for categorizing Genesis 1 as an “artistic, literary representation of creation” rather then a brief explanation of the actual creation. The assumption is that there could not have been light without the sun, moon and stars as its source. This is contrary to the bible and therefore a false assumption.

In Paul’s account of his conversion with Jesus on the road to Damascus he says in Acts 22:6, "And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.” The light did not come from the sun, moon, or stars but from the 3rd heaven, as Paul later refers to it, where it is believed that he admits visiting in 2 Corinthians 12:2, and where God has made his throne (Isaiah 66:1).

In Revelations 21:23 in the description of the new Jerusalem it says, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Clearly it is reasonable to assume that God is the source of light spoken of on day 1.

Also in Genesis 1:4 it says that ”…God divided the light from the darkness.” Why would this need to be specified if the light came from a source like the sun? God is infinite and there is nowhere that God is not, so it is easy to see how if God is the source that after creating light there would be no darkness until he separated the light from the darkness. So in the 1st day God created light, in the 4th day he created sources of light apart from Himself. There is no need to write off Genesis 1 off as “a class of metaphysical writing intended to address questions of origin and meaning,” or as “an artistic, literary representation of creation.”

www.otimizacao.tv - Aug 18, 2012 11:04 PM

regra de criação da luz ao primeiro dia:
No princípio criou Deus os céus e a terra.
E a terra era sem forma e vazia; e havia trevas sobre a face do abismo; e o Espírito de Deus se movia sobre a face das águas.
E disse Deus: Haja luz; e houve luz.
E viu Deus que era boa a luz; e fez Deus separação entre a luz e as trevas.
Gênesis 1:1-4
Interpretação Pessoal/
O espirito de deus se movia sobre a face das aguas: enquanto feto o espirito de Deus se move sobre a face das aguas.
Nascimento: Primeira visão= LUZ
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