July 30, 2014
Over the summer, Dr. Creig Marlowe has been writing about the creation accounts in Genesis 1. Look back over the last few blogs and you can see the progression of his ideas interrupted occasionally by me. Dr. Marlowe was one of the scholars who helped us with much of the review and translating of
THE VOICE Old Testament. He is a frequent contributor to this blog site. We are grateful for his many contributions. Look for more from Professor Marlowe this fall!
The Six Days of Creation
by Dr. Creig Marlowe
version invites its readers to “step into the story of Scripture.” Some Christians get nervous when the Bible or sections of it are called a story, because this term is thought to suggest something unhistorical. But to speak of Genesis 1 as the Creation Story is not to imply the event did not happen as told, but to recognize that the author consciously, artfully, and skillfully, employed literary techniques to make his report “a page turner.” Genesis 1 establishes the reality that “the greatest God” (Elohim
) was and is the Creator of the cosmos and everything in it. In some ancient creation myths the gods themselves are created. READ MORE >