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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