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  Creation according to Genesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creation according to Genesis refers to the description of the creation of the heavens and the earth by God, as described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible.
Genesis is part of the canonical scriptures for both Christianity and Judaism, and to a lesser degree Islam, and thus to believers is taken as being of spiritual significance.
According to the documentary hypothesis the existence of two creation stories is the result of the merging of two distinct traditions into one unified text.
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 Genesis 1:1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The verse begins the account of creation according to Genesis and its translation and interpretation is a major theological issue.
In midrash, Genesis Rabbah 1:10 recognizes that the letter is closed on three sides, and accordingly reads this as a sign to not speculate about the beginning of God or whatever preceded the creation account.
Similarly, midrash Genesis Rabbah (1:1) actually opens by declaring that the first word of the verse means "with the Torah" and it suggests that the Divine Architect used the Torah as a blueprint.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genesis_1:1   (1311 words)

While the term creationism was not in common use before the late 19th century, creationists consider their primary source to be the ancient Hebrew text describing creation according to Genesis and see themselves as being the philosophical and religious offspring of the traditions that held that text sacred.
Creationism or creation theology encompasses the belief that human beings, the world and the universe were created by a supreme being or deity.
Here, clearly, creation is described as an absolute beginning, which includes the assertion that the very existence of the universe is contingent upon a necessary higher being, a God who is not himself created.
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 adventist today
In contrast to this, the creation account of the Bible is clearly represented as factual, and not as metaphor, parable, or allegory.
According to accepted long-age models of development, this would have occurred before the creation or evolution of humans, and the effects of sin would occur long before the fall of humankind.
According to data gathered by D. Kelly, the rapidly growing churches in the United States are those with firm beliefs.
www.atoday.com /magazine/archive/1994/sepoct1994/articles/Roth.shtml   (1479 words)

 Theology Today - Vol 48, No.1 - April 1991 - ARTICLE - What Is Creation? Rereading Genesis 1 and 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to the classical creation texts, all of these activities and reactivities are part of the complex event 'creation.' All these reactive activities, which relate to that which is already "produced, " are requisite in order to bring the process of the creation of heaven and earth to a close.
Genesis 1 and 2 are also regarded in Christian churches and in the areas of their cultural influence as the orienting foundation for knowledge and talk about "creation." Even to the present day, exegetical and systematic efforts to mine the content of "creation" take recourse to these texts.
According to the classical creation texts, all of these activities and reactivities are part of the complex event "creation." All these reactive activities, which relate to that which is already "produced," are requisite in order to bring the process of the creation of heaven and earth to a close.
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 The Doctrine of Creation and it's Significance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the opening chapter of Genesis we are told that God "spoke" or "called", "made" or"created." As a result material things came into existence, either immediately, or, where previously created materals were used, mediately (as, for example, in the formation of man "out of the dust of the ground" (Gen. 2:7, cf verse 19)).
The comprehensiveness of creation is brought out strikingly by the apostle PauL writing to the Colossians: "...by him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.
created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist" (Col. 1: 16-17).
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 Sewing Stories: Quilted Wall Hangings That Tell a Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Reflections of Eve series was created to emphasize the freedom that we have to return to the text and rethink the traditional interpretations of the stories of Adam and Eve.
Creation: The left side of this quilt illustrates the creation story found in Genesis 1:1-2:4a in which the world was created in seven days.
The wedge between the two creation accounts represents the gap that exists between the two stories and the midrashim that try to, but cannot, reconcile the two.
www.sewingstories.com /eve.htm   (165 words)

 Old Testament Problems
Genesis 7:2,3 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Genesis 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
Genesis 25:9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre...
www.2think.org /hundredsheep/bible/otprob.shtml   (6618 words)

 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: The Creation Myths: Internal Difficulties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to the first creation story the whole universe was made in six days, while on the seventh day, God rested.
According to Genesis chapter one, plants created in day three and animals in day five and six with man being the last item of creation on the sixth day.
According to Genesis 1:27 man and woman were created simultaneously.
www.geocities.com /paulntobin/creationint.html   (951 words)

 Herman Bavinck on Creation
Rather they were created in and with the creatures as the forms in which those creatures must necessarily exist as limited, finite creatures.
But Genesis 1:2 reports merely that the earth was without form, that is, that it existed in a formless or shapeless state, undifferentiated into light and darkness, the several bodies of water, dry land and sea.
Finally, it deserves consideration that everything which according to Genesis 1 and 2 took place on the sixth day can hardly be crowded into the pale of such a day as we now know the length of days to be.
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 A New Theory of the Earth - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He interprets the Genesis account of creation as being only of the prepration of the Earth for mankind, and not as an account of creation from nothing (ex nihilo).
He interprets the account of "placing the heavenly bodies in the firmament" as simply being a consequence of the terrestrial frame of reference, for the heavenly bodies do in fact revolve about the Earth from the perspective of a man standing on the Earth.
He describes his Arianism, or the view that Jesus is subordinate to God but first in creation, a view considered heretical within much of Christianity.
www.nwcreation.net /wiki/index.php?title=A_New_Theory_of_the_Earth   (655 words)

 Blue Letter Bible - Help, Tutorials, and FAQs
Most of them believe God created matter/energy which constitute the universe, and that He established the natural laws behind which the universe is governed.
The Genesis creation account has God doing everything with a purpose, this is the exact opposite of randomness.
According to Genesis 2:7 human beings were fully human when created.
www.blueletterbible.org /faq/nbi/642.html   (607 words)

 Prophecy Central: Creation and the Genesis Flood
CREATION: According to Romans 1, denial of the evidence of Creation leads to depravity.
April 21, 2003 - The creator of "Doonsbury" is apparently obsessed with the theory of evolution, to use Easter Sunday as a forum for bashing President Bush for doubting the theory.
According to this theory, a literal Garden of Eden would have been in what is Turkey today.
www.bible-prophecy.com /creation.htm   (3667 words)

 A Short History of Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
According to the Genesis account, water was already present before the opening and closing of the six 'creative days'.
It was on the second day of 'creation', according to Genesis 1:6 that 'an expanse came to be between the waters above the expanse and those below'.
www.nutriteam.com /gse/history.htm   (2103 words)

 Marriage and Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to Genesis 1:26-28, man was created to exercise dominion over the earth and to subdue it, and the command to "be fruitful, and multiply" was an aspect of the call to exercise dominion over the earth.
Thus, man was created, not as a child, so that he cannot be understood with reference either to a primitive past or to his childhood, but in terms of mature responsibility and work.
Responsibility is thus clearly a prerequisite to marriage for the man. Hence, later, the dowry system required the bridegroom to demonstrate his responsibility by turning over a dowry to the bride as her security, and the children’s security, for the future.
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 The History of Genesis and the Creation Stories
The judge does not read the strikingly different creation story found at Genesis 2:4b to 2.25, the “Adam and Eve story.” Those inclined toward Biblical literalism are forced to accept only one of the two stories as real history, and must treat the other account as partially fiction—although fiction with a true message.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
According to Margulis, each one of the hundred trillion cells in the human body is an enclosed garden of specially tamed and always multiplying bacteria.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/gen1st.htm   (5991 words)

 Moses what did God really tell you? - 4Forums.com
God creates stuff that comes out of the oceans, stuff that flies, then mammals, and at last man out of dirt.
I know the "bible does not conflict its self" or what ever doctrine your church has on interpreting the scriptures, but looks like Moses was out of his league, being poetic, the original text mutated, or he wrote it in a language where the rules of continuity are flexible.
Genesis 1and2 in most bibles are in past tense.
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 A Closer Look At the Creation Story (Genesis 1 and 2) : GoBible.Org -- a CameronLaw.Com project
(Genesis 2:16-17) If this is a third version of creation, instead of blaming the serpent for her sin in eating the fruit, Genesis 3:13, Eve should simply have said, "I missed that meeting!)
It says (Wednesday and Friday) that the Hebrew words for shrub and plant (Genesis 2:5) refer to spiny and thorny plants that are not part of the original "good creation." Instead, they are part of the "thorns and thistles" (Genesis 3:18) that came as a result of sin.
The reference in Genesis 2:5 to working the ground is not simply a reference to post-sin work.
www.cameronlaw.com /study/68.php   (1496 words)

 Free-Essays.us - Biblical Theory Of Evolution
(21) And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after Their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Saturn was not created like that by mistake or by some sort of luck.
According to Darwin’s theory animals evolved from other animals, but there are no fossils to prove this.
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 SAB, Genesis 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
But humans were not created instantaneously from dust and breath, but evolved over millions of years from simpler life forms.
When Vesalius showed in 1543 that the number of ribs was the same in males and females, it created a storm of controversy.
But animals were not created instantaneously from the ground, but evolved over millions of years.
www.skepticsannotatedbible.com /gen/2.html   (1219 words)

 Introduce Judaism Culture, Judaism Development, Critical Historical Of Judaism And Jewish Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
According to Jewish law, someone is considered to be a Jew if he or she was born of a Jewish mother or converted in accord with Jewish Law.
According to both traditional Jews and critical historical scholars, a number of qualities distinguish Judaism from the other religions that existed when it first emerged.
The principal goals of Project Judaica since its founding are to: train a generation of indigenous Russian scholars of Judaica, reestablish Jewish studies as a legitimate area of university study, foster the revival of Jewish life in Russia and discover and describe all Jewish-related materials held in the archives of the former Soviet Union (FSU).
www.lookjudaica.com   (5324 words)

 Creation and Early Humanity according to Genesis
And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moveth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Genesis.html   (5071 words)

 Biblical Account of Creation Displayed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A scene representing Creation according to Genesis could equally be a metaphor for evolution as it could represent literal creation in 7 days, and would thereby appeal to Christians of all stripes.
In fact, the Judeo-Christian creation story is unique among all creation stories in that it does not deify the natural world in any way (suckling a cow, world on the back of a turtle, the sun giving birth, etc.).
To claim equivalence between a creation story that is unique in its treatment of creation and all other creation stories that deify elements of creation is a non-sequitir, and thus a straw man argument.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1418973/posts   (2354 words)

 Karl's Calculus Tutor - 6.1 Be Fruitful and Multiply
Again in Genesis 22:17, the Lord tells Abraham, "I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore."
There is also this legend -- not quite as old as Genesis -- that by some brave deed a peasant saved all of Persia from its enemies.
According to The Intermediate Value Theorem, that means that there must be a solution,
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 THE PRAIRIE >> Christians: Ballot box responsibility is an aspect of faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While I believe this is a good point, I do not think it is a reason Christians should not vote.
Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden to care for God’s creation according to Genesis 2:15.
According to 1 John 4:8, "He who does not love, does not know God, for God is love."
www.wtamu.edu /prairie/2004/20040923/s110.shtml   (652 words)

 A review of the PBS series “Origins”, Part 2
According to Genesis 1, God created life on the earth, but He made the rest of the universe to be for signs, seasons, days and years.
The lack of any known extra-terrestrial life is a problem for evolution, but is perfectly consistent with biblical creation.
Although stars may theoretically be able to produce these heavier elements, we know from Scripture that the earth was not made from “star dust” because the earth was made before the stars according to Genesis 1.
www.answersingenesis.org /docs2004/0930pbs_pt2.asp   (897 words)

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