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.


    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.

  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.


  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.

  4. Jim Linville

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

  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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