Tag Archives: ‘eretz – earth/ground/land – Strong’s H776

Genesis 1:26-2:8: Purpose of Shabbat and creation; two creation accounts or one?

The last two things God created was the Shabbat/Sabbath and the Garden of Eden. God did not create the Shabbat because He was exhausted or tired. Rather, He wanted to set aside a day for mankind to have a special time with Him. Also some are confused about the creation narratives of Gen. 1 and Gen. 2 but a careful reading of each shows us that Gen. 2 focuses specifically on the creation of mankind and the special Garden called Eden that was made by God as mankind’s primary residence.

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Genesis 1:2: ‘The land became formless and empty’

The end will be greater than the beginning, according to prophesy. If you want to know how the current world will end, you need to know how it began. We are continuing our survey through the start of creation.

Did God create the world in chaos and confusion? Isa. 45:18 says no. So how do we understand Gen. 1:2, because it seems to imply otherwise.

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Genesis 1:1: ‘In the beginning’

In seven Hebrew words of the first verse of the Bible, God started declaring the end from the beginning. The final result of the creation — shown in the Apostolic Writings, especially in the book of Revelation — will be much greater than “in the beginning.”

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Genesis 1:1 — ‘the heavens and the earth’

Richard explores the last four Hebrew words in the first verse in the Bible, translated as “the heavens and the earth.” What did apostle Paul mean when he said he was taken to the “third heaven”? The Hebrew word for “heavens” explains this.

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