Genesis 1

Genesis 1 - I ngrid Shih REL 1310-31 2 September 2010...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 2 September 2010 Genesis 1 in Hebrew Creation Debate in Its Ancient Context Creation accounts function as “cosmogonies” or charter documents and give clues to the way civilizations understand themselves. They are extremely important. The “P” account of creation was written down in 6 th century Babylon during exilic period in the midst of conflicting cosmogonies. “Priestly” In response to the Babylonian’s story of creation: the Israelites wrote down their account of creation and began “home schooling” their children to counter the dominant Babylonian culture. Genesis 1 was not intended as a scientific blueprint of how the world was created. It was written to be remembered; a kind of didactic and poetic children’s literature to teach about the nature of the Creator God and his creation- St. Augustine. Day 1- Forming the Light Day 2 Forming the Sky and Seas Day 3 Forming the Dry Land Forming that which was unformed Day 4 Filling with Sun and Moon
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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Genesis 1 - I ngrid Shih REL 1310-31 2 September 2010...

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