Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Fri Mar 15 11:19:55 EST 2002
Lawrence, I have been arguing that verse 1 is a self-contained sentence,
against Ian who seems convinced that it isn't but hasn't produced any
convincing evidence, just what you might find in a field where a bull
had been. (It's all in the bulls and the bears, Ian! ;-) )
That doesn't mean that I accept your theory about a recreation or any
temporal break between verses 1 and 2. In fact I would prefer to suggest
that verse 1 is a summary of the whole of chapter 1, which is then given
in more detail in vv.2ff. But it is hard to prove this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawrence May [mailto:lgmay at mindspring.com]
> Sent: 15 March 2002 00:26
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: bereshit
> Doesn't "bereshit" sound like what you would find in the woods after
> bear comes out?
> My question is about Genesis 1:1. Are the seven Hebrew words a
> statement or any there any reason to continue to verse two. That is
> one a complete statement and verse 2 and following speak of a
> that was necessary because of the rebellion of Lucifer/Satan.
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