creation

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Fri Jun 28 10:24:36 EDT 2002


All of this is really moot. God's "resting" on the seventh day was an act
of creation in itself, since He created the concept of "rest". Rabbinic
sources, by the way, list ten things that God "created" at twilight on the
sixth day. Other sources, however, picture God as constantly "working" to
uphold His creation. Obviously, the idea of God "working" or "resting" is
an anthromorphism and not a physical description of (a non-physical) God. 

Now as the one who started this, I hereby declare that I did NOT intend to
get into a theological discussion of creation, only to ask if D recognizes
the 7 (or 6+1) day scenario.

Yigal

At 01:17 PM 6/27/2002 -0700, tmcos at canada.com wrote:
>On Thu, 27 June 2002, "Christian M. M. Brady" wrote
>
>> 
>> On 6/27/02 2:02 PM, "Lisbeth S. Fried"
><lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> > God finished his work on the 7th day,
>> > that means he worked on the seventh day.
>> 
>> Not necessarily. That God "finished/completed" his
>work on the seventh day
>> does not necessarily mean that he actually did work
>on the seventh day. I
>> can also mean that his all was completed by that day.
>> 
>> Cb
>> cbrady @ tulane.edu
>> -- 
>> "I never let schooling interfere with my education."
>>                   -Mark Twain 
>> 
>
>I concur with Christian here. If we follow the
>evening/morning sequence of creation in Genesis then at
>the evening of the sixth day God would have terminated
>His work of creation and as far as biblical chronology
>goes the evening is the beginning of the next day.
>Therefore,the eve of the 6th day would be the beginning
>of the seventh day. I don't see a problem here. Best,
>
>                                  Tony Costa
>                               University of Toronto 
>
> 
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Dr. Yigal Levin
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