Genesis 1: "Good" or "Very Good"? (was Re: Pullman)
- I guess in the form of a quotation... check out:
which shows "good" 6 times in Genesis 1, culminating in "very good"
the seventh time... which is no doubt significant to those folks who
see the interesting pattern of sevens in scripture... <grin>
And "good" appears three times in Genesis 2 followed by "not good"
(2:18) followed by three appearances in Genesis 3; it doesn't appear
again until Genesis 6 with the "sons of God" and the "daughters of
men" weirdness... <yikes!>
Sorry to be pedantic but the Bible is my favorite book (more than
LOTR even, although that's second) and I *love* to delve into it and
poke around and ponder. I have friends whose eyes start to glaze
over, so I try not to go overboard!
So a joyous Advent to all--
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, "Larry Swain" <theswain@...> wrote:
> I stand corrected. What I SHOULD HAVE SAID was that there are
only 2 points (and undoubtedly I'll stand to be corrected again)
where God says that "it is good" in the Genesis 1 account: at the
end of the third day, and the end of the sixth. In the latter case,
the additional "very" is present, but since humanity is created male
and female and together here I don't know that we can connect it to
specifically the creation of woman.
> > Yeah, I've gone back to your source page and only find the one
> > Strong's H3966 (or 03966) in the chapter - in which verse did you
> > find the first occurence?
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- Thanks for that, WCH! I never knew the game... I love the conclusion!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "William Cloud Hicklin"
> For those who fondly remember Zork and the other great
> Infocom text adventures on your Commodore or Apple II:
> Infocom interactive fiction - a very old story
> Copyright (c) 1985 by Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
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> Release 42 / Serial number 271828
> Your score is 350 (total of 350 points), in 47 moves.
> This gives you the rank of God.
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