creatio ex nihilo

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Fri Feb 2 13:46:34 EST 2001


Creatio ex nihilo also appears in Jewish tradition. "creation by word"
(beri'ah be-ma'amar) is one way of putting it; "Hanging the world on nothing
"(toleh erets al belimah) is another.
Sincerely,
Jonathan D. Safren
Chairman
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 7:15 PM
Subject: RE: creatio ex nihilo


> 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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