In the beginning...

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In the beginning God separated pre-existing matter according to the Dutch professor, Ellen van Wolde. In an article that appears here, Professor Wolde claims the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1 has been mistranslated until -- yes, until she came along and understood what the Hebrew "bara" (customarily rendered "create") really means. The first sentence should now read, "In the beginning God spatially separated the Heaven and the Earth." Whilst Hebrew scholars will demur, what exactly this new rendition accomplishes isn't clear except, perhaps, add fuel to issue of the earth's age. Bloggers, any thoughts?
Posted October 9, 2009 @ 5:16 AM by Derek Thomas
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