Have you or has anyone else mentioned the separation of the water,
below and above the firmament? I have yet to see a literalistic
interpretation of this that does anything other than beg the question.
That particular image is so completely metaphorical, as part of the
metaphorical imagery of Genesis 1. Needless to say, the "vapor canopy"
has never been cutting edge science.
Regarding Jesus use of Genesis 1 and 2, you don't think it could even
be possible that Jesus was merely using the language of Genesis in
addressing the question about divorce, and that he had no intention of
getting into the linguisitic technicalities of Hebrew usage do you?
No, of course not. Jesus would never have used language in anything
other than by completely literalistic, technically accurate
terminology. We all know that he was speaking to technologically-
oriented people with engineering and scientific sensibilities.
Uh... wait a minute.
Todd S. Greene
"The Metaphorical Language of Creation"
###### Dick Fischer, 4/13/01 12:07 AM ######
Bill Payne wrote:
So you're saying there were 5 of the days of creation which
spanned 15,000,000,000 years, and then there was "the
beginning" on day 6, only 7,000 years ago?
Whether your "days" are 24 hours long, or billions of years in duration,
Adam didn't come at "the beginning." So the "beginning" for Adam must
have some other frame of reference. I suggest that if the subject is
"divorce," you can't have divorce prior to marriage, and Adam had the
first recorded marriage relationship.
Jesus didn't specify the beginning of man and woman, just
the beginnning. Your interpretation goes beyond the
simplest, straightforward reading to restrict the meaning to
fit with your paradigm.
I do use a method of apology that fits with everything I know
historically, everything I know scientifically, and everything I know
biblically. So, of course I fit everything within it, why wouldn't I?
Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
"The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."
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