May 15, 2008

Genesis 1 and ברא

Chris Heard
continues his discussion of Genesis 1 and interaction with John Walton's view with a focus on the Hebrew verb ברא. Heard concludes, "In my opinion, we must conclude that the author of Genesis 1 used ברא and עשה as synonyms. If so, then the whole 'assignment of function' argument cannot stand or fall with ברא alone, but also with עשה. This weakens Walton’s point even further, if he really wants to eliminate “making things” from the semantic range of ברא. It just won’t work."

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