The Creation Of Genesis : The Genesis Story Of Creation

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The Genesis account of creation is written with beautiful, almost lyrical, scripture. It begins with the first seven days of creation where God created the heavens and the Earth. He split the oceans and the land, as well as created all the many creatures on our planet. The message of the bible very much depends on interpretation, the wording was filled with rhythm. For example, at the end of each sentence in the beginning of chapter one, it has many phrase repeats but they sound lyrical. On day one, “God said” (Gen:1 vs.3) “it was good.” (Gen:1 vs. 4). On day two, “God said” (Gen:1 vs.6) “it was so” (Gen:1 vs. 7). These phrases repeat and overall form a kindly written scripture. In Genesis one, God’s official name is Elohim. He created the heavens and man. And made man rule over the created order of the Earth. Not only as the rulers but also as the care-takers, which hints at telling humans to protect the environment, as it is our job given by God Himself. Further on into Genesis, the story focuses more on Adam and Eve. God created Adam as a whole human being. Adam was split by God and the other equal half became Eve. The author of Genesis wants to stress the equality between man and woman. With Eve, Adam could have his other half to relationship with. The author’s focus on equality between man and woman is one of the biggest take-aways from these accounts of creation. “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh” (Gen 2:23). Marriage allows for man and woman to
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