begin-title/end-title

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Fri Feb 2 05:35:13 EST 2001


Gen. 2:4a yes; Gen. 2:4b no, because it is the incipit to the second
creation narrative, paralleling in structure the incipit to the first story
in Gen. 1:1. There, the first words should be understood as "When God began
to create. So already Rashi, later Umberto Cassuto and many moderns.
Sincerely,
Jonathan D. Safren
Chairman
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
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From: "Michael DePangher" <spectrum at petrography.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 6:45 PM
Subject: begin-title/end-title


> Dear BH Friends,
> I have been wondering about the possibility of Gen 1:1 and Gen 2:4
> functioning as begin-title and end-title. Any thoughts? Cheers.
> Mike D.
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