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Is Genesis 2 really about Genesis 1 or even a new creation story? There is a third option.

We are going to begin our handling of Genesis 2 with a big picture approach. So before we dig into much of the text, we need to answer a few questions.   What is going on in Genesis 2? Is it simply a rehash of Genesis 1? If so, doesn’t it contain some…
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John Sailhamer and John Walton's views on creation of mankind on Day Six.

Today we finish up Day Six. In Part 1 we contrasted/compared the six days to show not only how different each one was from the other, but also to show how significantly different the second event of Day Six is from every other event. In Part 2 we explored…
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Genesis 1:24-31 – Sixth Day of Creation - Part 1 - Day 6 is textually set apart from every other day - How?

Given the importance of day six, we will spend at least three weeks on it – this is Part 1.   To fully appreciate Day Six, and all six days for that matter, I want us to make some contrasts and comparisons. We will do so using the below chart. It can also…
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Genesis 1:24-31 – Sixth Day of Creation – Part 2. What does "Let Us" mean? What does being made in God's image mean?

Observation: What was created on day six? Does the use of “livestock” imply that God created some animals already domesticated? Or does this word indicate the phenomenological perspective we discussed last week?   What is the “elohim” and “us” business?…
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Genesis 1:14-19 – Fourth Day of Creation. Walton and Sailhamer have interesting takes.

Observation: Genesis 1:14–19 (ESV) — 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the…
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Genesis 1:20-23 – Fifth Day of Creation. How do Walton/Sailhamer deal with "bara" - created?

Observation: Genesis 1:20–23 (ESV) — 20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that…
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Why is Psalm 110 the most used OT text in the NT?

Psalm 110:1–7 (ESV) — 1 The Lord [Yahweh] says to my Lord [Adonai]: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! 3 Your people will offer…
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Genesis 9:9-13 – Third Day of Creation - What happened? What was created?

Observation Time: Genesis 1:9–13 (ESV) — 9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he…
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Genesis 1:6-8 – Second Day of Creation - What happened according to Walton and Sailhamer.

The first day of creation introduced us to light. We saw that both Sailhamer and Walton believe that the light was sunlight and was already present in the universe.   Specifically, Sailhamer understood Moses to be describing the bringing of the sunlight…
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Psalm 16:1-11 – A Resurrection Psalm and Peter's apologetic for resurrection.

Psalm 16:1–11 (ESV) — 1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. 4 The sorrows of […]
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