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Most English-language Bibles begin with "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth," although the first three Hebrew words of Genesis are: "בראשית ברא אלהים" (B'reishit bara Elohim). There is no definite article and the grammar is complex, if not confusing, but there is a general consensus among scholars that this can not be translated correctly ...


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This question is about confusion in reading the creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a, and the confusion arises because you are trying to see the creation story as a literal account. The existence of daylight and evening before the creation of the sun and moon is only the most superficial issue in understanding the creation story. Contrary to science, a ...


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I am adding a bit more to this question as this view point has not been explored in the other answers: Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, ...


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Many people reason that Eve was not created on the 'sixth day' because there are two quite separate creation stories in Genesis - verses 1:1-2:4a (attributed by scholars to the Priestly Source) and verses 2:4b-25 (attributed to the Yahwist). The first story says that man and female were both created on the sixth day, but does not mention Eve. The second ...


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Scientists are not a single cohort, so when we find that some will agree and some will disagree, this provides little in the way of useful information unless we know what we intended to mean by 'scientists' and then understand the profiles of the scientists. Richard Dawkins says, in The God Delusion, page 100, that a study by Larson and Witham appeared on ...


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In the Bible light is used to represent goodness, knowledge, freedom, etc... while darkness is used to represent evil, suffering, ignorance, etc... But it must always be kept in mind that this comparison is given to make it easy for us to understand the great war between good and evil. The physical light or the physical darkness does not mean good or ...


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There is no biblical reason to limit information about creation to Genesis. If it's in the Bible but not in Genesis, it's still in the Bible! And, as a philosophical point, anyone who reads any of these answers is already going outside of the Bible and thereby relying on our extra-biblical interpretations of Genesis or of the Bible as a whole, so the same ...


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If in Genesis 1:26,God was talking to the angels when he said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness," then God was acknowledging the angels as his equal, a concept that has no biblical or scholarly support. On the other hand, Mark S. Smith says, in The Early History of God, page 64, that on the available evidence, Israelite religion in its ...


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More recently, Pope Francis has made a statement that more than confirms Cardinal Ratzinger's position. Francis said it was easy to misinterpret the creation story as recounted in the book of Genesis, according to which God created heaven and Earth in six days and rested on the seventh, saying, “When we read the creation story in Genesis we run the risk of ...


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I apologize for dredging up this old question but it contains incorrect information that I thought worth addressing. The original question contains an unsubstantiated assumption that seems to be shared by those answering. "If the Almighty God began life as a man, He must have been part of this universe." This is an assumption and not Mormon ...



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