lorencrow at earthling.net
Fri Feb 26 16:34:23 EST 1999
At 9:29 AM 2/26/99, Doug Kasten wrote:
>If the associate in question thinks that 'we' refers to God and the
>angels, that would make angels co-creators with God, no? I have a hard
>time suggesting that it be translated in such a way as to make Gen1:26
>inconsistent with other parts of OT theology in this language.
Not angels, certainly, but the HB is not unambiguous on the matter of who
is there when God creates. Prov 8:22-31, particularly v. 30, may very well
have Dame Wisdom there assisting God in creation. She's certainly there,
at least. Even in Gen 1:27 and 5:1-2, the "image of God" is a plurality of
beings, both male and female. It may very well be that we have in both of
these texts a remnant of (what is clearly demonstrated as a possibility by
the archaeological record) the co-creatorship of Yahweh and his consort.
In other words, they may *very easily* be "inconsistent with other parts of
And you can put those $.02 in the bank! ;-)
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