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To: shubi

Why can't all of Gen 2 be one day?


93 posted on 12/03/2004 10:13:04 AM PST by derheimwill (Tagline, Schmagline)
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To: derheimwill

"Why can't all of Gen 2 be one day?"

Up until about verse 5, the first section of Gen 2 refers back to the 7 yoms of creation. After that, it starts into the Adam and Eve narrative, which is a separate creation story from Gen 1 to Gen 2:4. Much of the Genesis 2 narrative is drawn from earlier pagan stories.

This would have been a good way to make people comfortable culturally, when instructing them in a new religion. Paul did the same thing with the unknown god.


104 posted on 12/03/2004 1:43:14 PM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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