Jim Eisele wrote:
> Hello Peter. It's nice to hear from you. I was hoping more for
> some specific Hebrew.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Ruest [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 7:06 PM
> To: Jim Eisele
> Cc: Don Perrett; Curt Balch; Jeff Geraci; Madhav Rao; Sue Gosnell;
> Walter Chang; Paul Seely
> Jim Eisele wrote:
> > Hi Peter. This may be more of a question. Do you think Gen 1:28-29
> > I think, refers to Adam?
> > Jim
> Hi Jim
> No, see http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1999/PSCF12-99Held.html
Gen.1:28-29 belongs to 1:26-27 which describes the creation of humans
['adam] generically in God's image (in "day 6", long before Adam),
whereas Gen.2:7 deals with the call and gifting of one of their
descendents, the individual Adam [ha'adam, "the Adam"] (in "day 7").
God's blessing the first humans (1:28), after creating in their
precursors the new (spiritual) dimension, parallels God's blessing the
aquatic and the flying animals ("living souls", 1:21-22), after creating
in their precursors the new (sentient / psychological) dimension. The
Hebrew formulations in v.22a and v.28a, regarding the blessing and the
invitation to multiply and fill their respective habitats, are virtually
I'm sure you don't mind if I also send this to the ASA list.
-- Dr. Peter Ruest, CH-3148 Lanzenhaeusern, Switzerland <email@example.com> - Biochemistry - Creation and evolution "..the work which God created to evolve it" (Genesis 2:3)
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