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Beginnings (8): Genesis 2

And He called From our discussion of Genesis 1, we know that God’s word was the central part of the whole creative process – and the verb VaYikra (and He called) reflects…

Beginnings (7): Genesis 2

The Literary Bridge  As we saw last time, Genesis 2:4 is the opening verse of the second account of Creation: it begins the second “story of heaven and earth when God created…

Beginnings (6): Genesis 2

Two Accounts There is no secret that there are two different accounts of creation in Scripture: in Genesis chapter 1 and in Genesis chapter 2. So far, we have discussed the first…

Beginnings (5): Genesis 1

“Peru U’revu”    As promised, in this post we will have the answer regarding the sixth day. Before we do that however, we will contemplate a famous blessing that God gave to…

Beginning (4): Genesis 1

Image and Shadow We all know that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him.” But what does this mean? These words have produced endless…