Genesis 1-3

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Chapter 3. 1. What levels of meaning can be found in Genesis 1.1-2.4a? In Genesis 1.1-2.4a, God started creating with the command “Let there be light!” separating light and dark, what is now known as day and night. The process took a total of six days and the seventh was a day of rest. Each day God created something new and can be out lined as follows; Day 1 Light, Day 2, Dome, Day 3 land and plants, Day 4 heavenly bodies, Day 5 aquatic creatures and birds, Day 6 land animals and humans. 2. What are the similarities and differences between the biblical and the Babylonian presentations of cosmic beginnings? Some of the similarities are they both were looking to explain structure of the cosmos and tell how the creator organized matter that…show more content…
In Enuma Elish humans are created to serve and do work for the gods. In Genesis, human beings are the rulers over every living thing. 3. What levels of meaning can be found in Genesis 2.4b-3.24? In Genesis 2.4b-3.24, man was created and put in the garden of Eden. Man was told to take care of it. God the decided to give man a companion and created a wife from man’s rib. Then man and his wife eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil disobeying God. They are punished by God. 4. Compare the two accounts of creation in Genesis 1-3. What are the differences in order, style, and vocabulary? In the first creation account describes how God created everything better than the second. The does not repeat its self as much. Far as vocabulary in the first account, words such as; “male and female”, “to create”, and “the heavens and the earth” are used. In the second account these words change to “man and wife”, “to make”, or “to form”, and “the earth and the heavens”. In , the first account animals are created before humans. Also woman and man are created at the same time, but in the second woman was created from man’s rib. The second account does not say anything about seven days, heavenly bodies, rest, the garden of Eden, the tree of life, the tree of knowledge, disobedience, or
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