Monthly Archives: October 2015

Genesis 1:1-6 — From Chaos, Order

 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1-2 — The heavens and the Earth

When the text speaks of “the heavens and the earth,” all reality is intended, as the rest of chapter 1 makes clear. There is no part of the entire cosmos which is not of God’s creation, though there certainly are … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1 — In the beginning

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth . . .  That’s the way we’ve been accustomed to reading Genesis 1:1 for centuries. Modern scholars tend to move away from that, not so much because the Hebrew text … Continue reading

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