Bara: unique?

Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. rwponder at
Tue Mar 26 08:53:15 EST 2002

Ian --
I did such a study about three years ago and found that every occurence of
BARA in the Bible has the Almighty as its subject.  Of course, I looked
them up "manually," rather than by computer, so the whole human error
thing is possible.  But anyway, I am confident that BARA always is used of
Rev. Reggie Ponder, Jr.
Rainbow United Methodist Church
Snow Hill, NC USA 

In the hope of distracting you from the b'reshit
> debate and so freeing up my mailbox....
> Is it true to say that the verb 'bara' to create is
> solely used in connection with God and that whilst man
> may 'make' or 'do' etc, he is never recorded in the 
> OT as 'creating'/'bara'?
> Yours
> Ian.
> =====
> Ian Goldsmith.
> England.
> Dibrah Torah kilshone bnei-adam
> 'The Torah spoke in the language of ordinary men.'
> Berakot 31b
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