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

Lee R. Martin lmartin at
Fri Sep 1 08:57:52 EDT 2000

Peter Kirk wrote:

> Dear Lee,
> You cannot simply jump into the
> middle of the argument and make an unqualified statement that this is
> construct (contrary to LXX, Vulgate and most English translations) without
> dealing with the counter-arguments raised by myself and others on the list,
> and by such well-known scholars as Waltke and Barr.

>  But it is just not possible to say dogmatically
> that one of them must be true and to dismiss another one in the way you have
> done here.

Dear Peter,
Sorry if my short message sounded dogmatic. I am just stating my opinion. That
is all.  I don't have time to write pages of arguments on this.
So what about Jer. 28:1?


Lee R. Martin
Pastor, Prospect Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
Instructor in Hebrew and Old Testament
Church of God Theological Seminary

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