Plants in Genesis

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Sat Jan 26 11:18:02 EST 2002

> <Matthew>
> >>What are the exact definitions of all of the synonyms for the word "plant"
> in Genesis 1 and 2? Also, what are your takes on the plants of Genesis 2
> not having been made because no man was to til the earth, yet they are
> created on Day Three in Genesis 1?
> <Bill>
> These are usually reconciled by having the second word mean "cultivated
> plant" as in orchards or gardens, rather than wild herbage.
> Bill  ross
Actually, the notion that man is created before the plants in chapter 
2 is based on the outmoded adherence to the idea that the wayyiqtol 
always indicates temporal sequence.  Many of us here, including 
Rolf and myself, have set forth evidence that this is definitely not the 
case, but progress moves very slowly in this type of field.
Dave Washburn
This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do 
with it.

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