Re: Genesis Question
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 03:03:54 EST

Dick wrote,

>The same Hebrew word for birds (fowls in the KJV) also
>applies to flying insects. If flying insects is intended, and
I> don't know how we could know, then the Genesis chronology
>parallels the fossil record.

I believe that when the Hebrew word that is usually translated "bird" is used
with reference to flying insects, the word "teeming or swarming thing" is
added, so that the text says "flying insect," as in Lev 11:21; Deut 14:19.
Gen 1:21 does not add the word "teeming thing" and refers only to birds, not
flying insects.