Monday, January 12, 2009

Genesis I

Here it is, a little after 4, and I have finally started reading Genesis. So did you guys know there were 2 creation stories? We go through all the first day, second day, etc, stuff in chapter one. Then the beginning of chapter two is the resting on the 7th day. All of a sudden we read "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being."

Here we have human beings created first. Can't you just see that steam rising? I envision it like a great fog and suddenly out of this thick veil comes a living, breathing human being! Pretty awesome....

So I am now in chapter three -- when Adam and Eve sinned. We are not so different - we want to blame stuff on the 'other' person. Must be human nature....

If you are wondering, you certainly can find online resources for reading the Bible. My favorite is You can choose your version of the Bible and everything! So the Bible is available to you wherever you are. I also use the NRSV that I have on my Palm. But, when I really want to cross-reference and really study the Bible, I hold it in my hand. I use the Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha.

Happy reading to you!

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