creatio ex nihilo

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Fri Feb 2 12:15:50 EST 2001


Many thanks!
I never understood the insistence on it before now.
Liz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Stabnow [mailto:dstabno at lifeway.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 12:03 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: creatio ex nihilo
>
>
> On 2/2/01 at 10:33 J. D. Safren said:
> > In any case, creatio ex nihilo seems to be out of the question.
>
> While the account in Genesis does not require ex nihilo, this doctrine was
> reinforced, for the Christian, in Hebrews 11:3 -- "what is seen has been
> made from things that are not visible" (EIS TO MH EK FAINOMENWN TO
> BLEPOMENON GEGONENAI).  I say this only to explain why some hold the
> position, not to argue for it.
>
> Dave Stabnow
>
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