From: George Murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 15:22:04 EST
> "Perfect" may just be semantics. God said Adam and Eve were "good." Without
> looking up the original Hebrew, I do not know if that actually means perfect;
> however, the Bible does say that they were without sin. Does this mean
Neither _tobh_ nor _tobh meoth_ mean "perfect". They mean "good" and "very
good" but neither concept implies perfection. If everything had been perfect in the
beginning there would have been no command to be fruitful & multiply.
& to be precise "Adam & Eve" as individuals are not called "good" in the
2d creation story. That language applies to _adham_ as humanity in the 1st creation
& since not all error is sinful, sinlessness does not imply freedom from error.
George L. Murphy
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