Gen 1:1 "When God began to create"?

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Wed Aug 30 09:48:27 EDT 2000

> Dear Bill,
> You may be confusing something else. The word bar(a is usually translated
> create, and I think is only used with God as the subject. The word yCr
> (yatsar)
> is usually translated to form, and can have both humans and God as subject.
> This being the case, some people suppose that bara always implies
> creatio ex nihilo, but that is not correct.

How do you draw this conclusion from the material presented?  I 
frankly don't see it.  In Gen 1 we also have `asah to deal with and 
fit into this word group.

Dave Washburn
"Éist le glór Dé."

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