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Bereshith 1-2 The Creation of the World – The Seven Days

The Creation of the World

  1. Yom Echad (Day One)
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In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth; as in Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”; illustration from the 1728 Figures de la Bible; illustrated by Gerard Hoet (1648–1733) and others, and published by P. de Hondt in The Hague; image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries

Genesis 1:1-5 IAV In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth. (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters. (3) And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light. (4) And Elohim saw the light, that it was good: and Elohim divided the light from the darkness. (5) And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

2. Yom Sheni (Day Two)

Genesis 1:6-8 IAV And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. (7) And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. (8) And Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

3. Yom Shlishi (Day Three)

Genesis 1:9-13 IAV And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. (10) And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good. (11) And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (12) And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. (13) And the evening and the morning were the third day.

4. Yom Revi’i (Day Four)

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Bleiglasfenster im Chor der Pfarrkirche St. Vincentius in Wershofen von 1953; Entwurf: Reinhard Heß, Ausführung: Glasmalerei H. Maier (Bad Neuenahr); Darstellung: 4. Tag der Schöpfung (Gott schuf die Gestirne)

Genesis 1:14-19 IAV And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: (15) And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. (16) And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. (17) And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, (18) And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good. (19) And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

5. Yom Chamishi (Day Five)

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Fifth day: Schedelsche Weltchronik or Nuremberg Chronicle – 1493

Genesis 1:20-23 IAV And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. (21) And Elohim created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. (22) And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. (23) And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

6. Yom Shishi (Day Six) Creation of Zachar in demut Elohim

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Creation of the animals – Joseph Ignatz Sadler (1725–1767)

Genesis 1:24-31 IAV And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (25) And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. (26) And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them. (28) And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (29) And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (30) And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (31) And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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Adam honored by the angels. Islamic miniature – before XIX c.

7. Yom HaShevi’i: The Seventh Day, God Rests (Bereshith 2)

Genesis 2:1-3 IAV Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. (2) And on the seventh day Elohim ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (3) And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which Elohim created and made.

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Preceding articles

An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things

Het begin van alles

Van chaos naar ordelijkheid

Voorziening van leven

Keuze van levende zielen tot de dood

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Additional reading

  1. From dust and breath into living beings
  2. Creator and Blogger God 1 Emptiness and mouvement
  3. Creator and Blogger God 2 Image and likeness
  4. Created in the image of the Elohim to use their likeness properly
  5. Coming to the creation of human beings in the image of God
  6. Creation of the earth and man #17 Man in the image and likeness of the Elohim #1 In the image and after the likeness
  7. Creation of the earth and man #18 Man in the image and likeness of the Elohim #2 Assimilation of character
  8. Creation of the earth and man #22 Man in the image and likeness of the Elohim #6 Spirits, spiritual bodies and illusory perception
  9. Creation of the earth out of something
  10. Cosmos creator and human destiny
  11. The World framed by the Word of God
  12. Warm-blooded, feathered vertebrates
  13. A viewpoint on creation
  14. An anarchistic reading of the Bible (2)—Creation and what follows
  15. Al-Fatiha [The Opening] Süra 1: 4-7 Merciful Lord of the Creation to show us the right path
  16. Why think that (4) … God would reveal himself in words
  17. Between Alpha and Omega – The plan of creation
  18. Creation purpose and warranty
  19. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #1 Beginning of everything
  20. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #2 Beginning of mankind
  21. Divine Plan and an Imperfect creation
  22. Old Earth creationists and other conservative Christians denying any evolution
  23. Creation gift of God
  24. Without God no purpose, no goal, no hope
  25. Man made life
  26. Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker
  27. Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God

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Further reading

  1. The Earth Became formless and void!
  2. Chaos and Order
  3. How did the original readers understand Gen 1:1?
  4. Theology Wednesdays: Genesis 1:1
  5. Did the earth “become” without form and void? Gen 1v2
  6. God Begins with Nothing, and Makes Something Beautiful
  7. The Theory of Gods Creation in His Own Image
  8. The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself? Part 3
  9. Do Exodus 20:11 and 31:17 — Often Cited by Young Earth Creationists — Belong in our Bibles?
  10. Do the Hebrew words for create (Bara, Asah) support a gap?
  11. In the beginning
  12. In the Beginning…
  13. Creation’s Story
  14. God’s Creation
  15. Gen 1:2 – Darkness was upon the face of the deep
  16. Gen 1:4 – Dividing light and darkness
  17. Genesis 1:1-5
  18. Genesis 1:6 and the Firmament
  19. Seeley on the Firmament
  20. Genesis 1 and the creation of the great lights
  21. Genesis 1 and the sun/moon as dividing seasons
  22. Phillip Medhurst presents designs for Genesis by Burne-Jones 01/25 the Spirit of God on the face of the waters
  23. Phillip Medhurst presents designs for Genesis by Burne-Jones 02/25 the creation of light
  24. Phillip Medhurst presents designs for Genesis by Burne-Jones 03/25 the creation of Day and Night
  25. Will You Be My Adam?
  26. God made plants – story and craft ideas
  27. Finding our Place in the World: Belonging, Limits, and Abundance
  28. The Importance of Being Human
  29. God’s Satisfaction and Rest
  30. Resting Our Brains
  31. Evolution and Inerrancy: Confusing Other Genres with History in Genesis (part 1)
  32. Worthless
  33. Bridging the Gap: The Six Days of Creation

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