Thursday, June 25, 2009
Genesis 2:4-5 The Beginnings???? of Man
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
There are two schools of thought concerning this verse. One says that this is concluding the creation story. Period. End of thought. Carriage change.
The second is the one that makes the most sense. Verses 1-3 is the conclusion of the generalized creation story. This verse is introducing a specific occurrence that played out from sometime in chapter one and carries onward beyond the seven days of creation.
Please notice also the Hebrew word, to-led-aw, which is translated as generations. It also can mean histories or births. I honestly prefer histories or births. By the way, it is plural. If your bible has a singular noun, correct it, it is wrong. More interesting is what it implies, two possibly separate histories or births. Also, the word implies births or histories of human families. As we discuss the rest of the chapter, it will become more evident of the implications of this word.
“… in the day” simply means it has its origin within the first six days of creation.
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Wow!!!! Please notice the time. G-d gives us a time window that these births or histories began. They have their beginnings during the time BEFORE the plants and herbs began to grow. That means these histories have their beginning on or before day three, possiblly on day two. I honestly think it was day three. This is very important to remember as we go along. This is before man.
Until next time, enjoy the implications of this and how it compares to what you have been taught.
Posted by No Doubt at 9:38 PM