Re: Accepting Genesis 1 as scientific truth
Mon, 31 May 1999 04:47:50 EDT

In a message dated 5/30/99 5:42:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Concerning the Hebrew: an examination of a present-day Torah scroll
reveals that my rendering of Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 is correct. >>


I agree that you have correctly rendered the spelling of the Hebrew words of
Gen 1:1, 2 as they were spelled centuries after they were inspired. However,
when they were inspired, the spelling was different. So, the numbers you have
found in the later, changed spelling are not the same as the numbers you
would have found if you were using the original inspired spelling. If the
original inspired text had been English and said "In the bigynyng…" you would
have a different sum for the words than if you used a later spelling like "In
the beginning…"

You are not using the original inspired text. All of your numbers are based
upon a centuries later uninspired spelling; and that is why I say it came
from your mind, not God's.

That is as simple and direct as I can say it.

Best wishes,

Paul S.