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  • Re: Translation of Gen. 1:1...scholars know better.

    Walton presents some ideas you might find helpful. https://www.logos.com/product/46731/genesis-1-as-ancient-cosmology https://www.logos.com/product/52907/the-lost-world-of-genesis-one-ancient-cosmology-and-the-origins-debate https://www.logos.com/product/166361/ancient-near-eastern-thought-and-the-old-testament-introducing-the-conceptual-world-of-the
    Posted to General by m wilson on Wed, Jun 19 2019
  • Re: Translation of Gen. 1:1...scholars know better.

    [quote user="David Paul"]WHY would a "viewpoint from earth" make sense? [/quote] It is the only viewpoint that matters to humans living on it:) [quote user="David Paul"] 1) there would have been no one that actually had such a viewpoint, since humans didn't exist yet,[/quote] There's no one there to witness any of it no matter how you read it. The story
    Posted to General by m wilson on Wed, Jun 12 2019
  • Re: Translation of Gen. 1:1...scholars know better.

    I think you are missing one possibility that fits with the grammar, the ANE culture, the contextual flow of the story, and the interest of the author. ".the writer is describing conditions that already exist before God actually creates anything ... before God actually speaks anything into existence." Notice that Heiser's difficulty is that he understands
    Posted to General by m wilson on Mon, Jun 10 2019
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