Re: Natural Theology, Unguided Processes and Apologetics

Murphy (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 21:46:16 -0400

Pattle Pun wrote:

> I looked up the word CREATE, "bara" in the concordance and it is used
> interchangeably with MADE, "asah" in many occasions. The latter seem to
> suggest forming something from preexisting matters. The creation work in
> Genesis was Creation ex nihilo, as elegantly pointed out by St. Augustine.

The creation of life in Gen.1 is _mediated_ - "Let the waters
bring forth swarms of living creatures..." (v.20), & in the next verse
this is described with the verb _bara_.

George L. Murphy