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The Old Testament. First(-Fifth) Year's Course (Paperback) Loot Price: R433
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The Old Testament. First(-Fifth) Year's Course (Paperback): Edmund Ironside Gregory
The Old Testament. First(-Fifth) Year's Course (Paperback): Edmund Ironside Gregory

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The Old Testament. First(-Fifth) Year's Course (Paperback)

Edmund Ironside Gregory

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER 111. The Creation?Adam and Eve? The Fall. THE Pentateuch commences with the very simple announcement: " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Ages, it may be, elapsed between the event here briefly indicated and the point at which the history is taken up in the next verse: " The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."1 The earth was being fitted for the abode of man. First of all the darkness in which everything was shrouded began to be dissipated: light was let in. The work of the first day was completed.2 The next step, the work of the second day, was the separation of the mists and vapours, through which the light was struggling, from the actual waters of the ocean. The result was the clearing of a great space between the clouds which gathered above and the ocean waters which gathered below. This space is described as a firmament? and to it God gave thename of Heaven. It is not the heaven where God especially dwells, but rather the atmosphere surrounding our earth in which the clouds float, and the birds fly, and in which, to the eye of the child, the sun, the moon, and the stars appear to be set. 1 Gen. i. 1, 2. The word translated "moved" describes the fluttering of a bird over her young. Cf. Deut. xxxii. n. - Ve cannot tell what the word "Day" may mean: possibly a long period of time. Cf. Gen. ii. 4, 17; John viii. 56; Rom. xlii. 12. The heavenly bodies were created, as we learn from Job xxxviii. 7, before their light penetrated to the earth. " " Firmament" means really " an expansion." The third day saw the waters which were upon the earth gathered into ocean beds, and the appearance of the dry land.1 The drying earth produced no...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edmund Ironside Gregory
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 152
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09823-6
Barcode: 9780217098236
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-09823-1

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