[b-hebrew] ] A VISUAL EXPRESSION OF A THEOLOGICAL IDEA OF THESKY/HEAVEN ( Rolf's Response 4)

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Wed Sep 5 16:53:57 EDT 2012


Let's avoid getting into discussions of science and the age of the earth here. B-Hebrew isn't a forum for that discussion, interesting though it is.

Ishinan, I think you've slightly misunderstood Jerry's post. He is arguing that Gen 1 specifically envisions a situation of chaos/disorder/vacuum (תהו ובהו) from which God creates an orderly universe. This is not to deny that there are other texts in the Hebrew Bible that see a creatio ex nihilo, but Gen 1 may not be one of those texts.


GEORGE ATHAS
Dean of Research,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia



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