Gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2
mc2499 at mclink.it
Sat Nov 23 19:12:56 EST 2002
> As a rule I agree, though the verbal links to Genesis 1:1 in Genesis 2:4
> (Heaven, earth, create, God) suggests in this case it both concludes the
> previous section and introduces then new one at the same time.
A more probable explanation *in my eyes*, working on the notion
that texts are often developmental, is that Gen 1:1 was written
with Gen 2:4 in mind (just as Jn 1:1 was written with Gen 1:1 and
the whole creation cycle including wisdom's presence at the
beginning in mind). Using such an analysis we have no need to
postulate anything special for the particular toledot.
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