Genesis : A Historical, Literal, And Theological Sense

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For this paper, I wanted to spend time in a passage that I felt like I have completely written off and just accepted what others have told me about it for years, it is because of this that I will be writing my paper on Genesis 1:1-2:3, which teaches the creation account. I limited it to this because, for obvious reasons, I cannot include anything before this section, and after this section it goes into more detail about the creation of man for the rest of Genesis chapter two and I will not be focused on the specifics of that as much as the whole narrative of creation. Limiting the passage to anything less would take away from the narrative of scripture and would lead to me missing something. There is also a textual parallelism found in the text, but I will go further in depth on this later in the paper. The purpose of this paper is to examine Genesis 1:1-2:3 in a historical, literal, and theological sense and then to discuss what I think the intended meaning of the passage is. Historical As Dr. Emerson stated in classroom lectures, idioms are not something that occur in every passage of scripture, but in this passage there are two clear idioms. First, in verse 1:2 “the deep” and then in 1:6, “an expanse in the midst of the waters” would be two examples of idioms. For nearly two millennia there was a general consensus from Biblical scholars that held Moses as the author of the book; however, over the last 200 years there has been a change in theory that says the Pentateuch,
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