Re: tentative hermeneutical principles
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 14:07:11 +0000

At 02:35 PM 08/15/1999 -0400, George Murphy wrote:
>Glenn Morton asked - nay, demanded - that I state some hermeneutical

Lest I appear demanding, would you please apply these principles to Genesis
1 and show why it is not to be held as history or precisely define what
historical content it has?

REading through your list, the only thing I saw that I could apply to
Genesis 1-11 was the apparent internal conflict between the two creation
accounts. If I held to the assumption that you hold to, namely that these
two accounts are detailing the same event, I would have to agree with you.
I don't believe that they are detailing the same event. Genesis 1 and
Genesis 2 are two separate events. If they are two separate events, then
they don't conflict! This is the Days of Proclamation view. If there is
something else that indicates Genesis 1 and 2 are not to be taken
historically, I would appreciate it (not demand) if you would point it out
to me.


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