bereshit (translations) Paul
mc2499 at mclink.it
Thu Mar 21 08:03:36 EST 2002
>It seems to me that Ian has a strong presupposition against his #4, such
>that when his first alternative to it was proved baseless
>to another, then another, then back to all three claiming to accept all
>of them except for #3. But I don't understand his problem with #4.
1) br'$yt is unqualified; all b-nouns are qualified;
2) six day creation;
3) comparison with the Babylonian creation account:
after the creator (Marduk/Yahweh) vanquishes the sea (Tiamat/tehom)
with his wind, the creation begins; this includes the cutting in
two of the sea to form the waters above and the waters below.
I see no reason for choosing #4.
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