Genesis 1

  1. Is Genesis 1 poetic?
  2. Three models of interpretation
  3. We haven’t always insisted that Gen 1 is literal 6*24 hours
  4. OEC and a brief history of the Gap explanation of Gen 1:1-2
  5. How did the original readers understand Gen 1:1?
  6. Did the earth “become” without form and void? Gen 1v2
  7. Do the Hebrew words for create (Bara, Asah) support a gap?
  8. Passages raised to support OEC don’t work
  9. Conclusion on the gap theory (OEC)
  10. Gen 1:2 – Darkness was upon the face of the deep
  11. Gen 1:4 – Dividing light and darkness
  12. Genesis 1:6 and the Firmament
  13. Seeley’s paper on the Firmament
  14. Traditional Jewish understandings (and a familiar story)
  15. The Firmament and the Anchor Yale Dictionary
  16. Genesis 1 and the sun/moon as dividing seasons
  17. Genesis 1 and the creation of the great lights
  18. Gen 1 and producing after its kind
  19. In the image and likeness of God Gen 1:26-27
  20. The image and likeness of God in the New Testament
  21. “Very Good” – what does phrase this mean?
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