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Mon Aug 14 07:40:49 EDT 2000
I was wondering about Gen 2:4 in relation to Gen 1. Gen 1 gives the
chronological sequence of the creation account as six days. Gen 2:4 makes
reference to "in the day" (BYoM) that God created the heavens and the earth.
It seems to capsulize the whole creation into one day. I also noticed a
number of translations render the phrase "In the day" as "at the time"
(Goodspeed, Moffatt, Jerusalem Bible) Is the contrast between 6 days in Gen
1 and the mention of "in the day" (singular) a result of the dual authorsip
of Gen 1 as the work of the Elohist editor and the Gen 2:4 reference the
work of the Priestly editor or simply an acceptable literary device? Any
comments would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Tony Costa, B.A.
University of Toronto
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