Re: Genesis One that Fits, #3

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 19:14:23 EST

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    >From: "Jim Eisele" <>

    > Day 4 is a mess. Either Moses lost his mind, or God knows something we
    > don't.

    Or, perhaps, just perhaps, the Genesis 1 narrative has essentially NOTHING
    to do with the scientific particulars of the universe's formational history
    and its chronology. Perhaps Moses (or a later editorial committee) was
    engaging a menu of fundamental and important theological questions relevant
    to that time and that place.

    > Moses must have known that light came from the sun. What the heck
    > is all this stuff doing on day 4?

    First you have to find out what theological & cultural issues were on the
    table at the time this text was written or placed in the canon.


    Howard Van Till

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