Re: Genesis One that Fits - Responses

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 09:56:39 EST

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    At 05:20 PM 14/02/02 +0000, you wrote:
    >Thanks for the greetings, everyone. As Bob Miller noted, this does seem
    >like a fun group. I have learned a lot from the ASA postings/articles. Bob
    > >>2. Our need to read Genesis 1 and 2 in chronological order is a cultural
    > >>thing. We are a logical sequential people, but that does not mean the that
    > >>the ancient Hebrew society was. Read the rest of the OT and you will find
    > >>is quite common for events to NOT be in chronological order, even when
    > >>are reporting history.
    >However, days 3,5, and 6 are in chronological order if one can accept the
    >concept of grouping.
    >Newman & Eckelmann's Genesis One and the Origins of the Earth has another
    >version of overlapping days. That's a 1977 book in its sixth printing, so
    >the idea is "out there."

    But for that you must accept that Gen.1 is talking in a Western historical way.
    More later or to-morrow or next week.
    Jan de K.

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