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  1. Daniel O

    Walton’s book The Lost World of Genesis 1 does propose that link heavily. For me, it is the ONLY reason why we have a Gen1.

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    1. Agreed and agreed.

      The placement of Genesis 1 is not so much historical as it is a theological statement (which we know). I think it starts the story (over) from a theological standpoint. Here begins God’s temple and thus Creation and thus the covenant.

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  2. Gary

    Don’t know about the temple. But what struck me is “14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan*
    and let the desert animals eat him.”
    I remember an old nature program, NOVA maybe, that showed fossilized whale skeletons in the Sahara, from when the area was a shallow sea, maybe 20,000 years ago (maybe got the date wrong). But this may be the origin of that particular qoute.

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  3. Both Walton (already mentioned) and Jon Levenson (Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence) came to mind with this post.

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  4. Jim Linville

    Exodus 35 opens with the direction to observe Sabbath and then goes back in the story of the tabernacle.

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  5. Jim Linville

    You might also want to look at the Gospel of John. Logos is associated with creation, and with Jesus whose body is “a temple.”

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