[b-hebrew] When God began to create...
kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Nov 23 17:05:13 EST 2005
While I agree with you that it is poetic prose, Genesis 2:4
is an organic whole including a common poetic mirror
image. Splitting it apart does violence to the verse.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Herman Meester" <crazymulgogi at gmail.com>
> Rolf, Karl,
> That's an interesting observation; thank you. But then I suppose only Gen 2,4a
> אלה תולדות השמים ואת הארץ בהבראם
> elle tol'dot hashshamayim w'ha'aretz b'hibbar'am
> is the actual colofon?
> In that case, the following, verse 4b beginning ביום b'yom, is still
> largely parallel to Gen 1,1.
> Karl, somewhere you said that we cannot compare Gen 2,4-7 to Gen 1,2
> syntactically because the former is "poetic", if I understood you
> correctly. However, it is very clear both are prose. Poetic prose is
> still prose.
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