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Genesis 1 (revised)

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Posted by Harvey on September 27, 2004 19:08:01 UTC

Here's the original edition of Genesis 1:

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning-the second day.
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the third day. And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the fourth day. And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged creature according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning-the fifth day. And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

And, here's the revised version written in modern times:

"In the beginning of earth's history, God had created the solar system. Now at this time the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep (i.e., planetary nebula), and the Spirit of God was hovering over the water vapors (and other chemical constituents of the early earth). And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light (coming from nuclear reactions that had begun in the proto-sun). God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night" (i.e., the earth had to form and a had begun to spin). And there was evening, and there was morning-the first (solar) day on earth.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made earth's atmosphere, and separated the water vapors under earth's atmosphere from the water vapors above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky" (or atmosphere, if you prefer). And there was evening, and there was morning-the second day (i.e., the second holiday commemorating the creation period of earth).
And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas" (i.e., as the earth cooled dry land emerged and oceans formed). And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. (i.e., this was commemorating the beginning of a new era on earth, and the commeratation began with the evolution of life). The land (eventually) produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds (i.e., by the term "the land produced" means that life was produced by the earth which is the evolution of life through natural causes). And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning-the third day (i.e., commeration holiday number 3). And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. (The atmospheric vapors and greenhouse gases gradually dissipated). [And by the way, prior to this creation story of earth, God had made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars - almost forgot to fill that part of the story in - sorry about that]. With the purpose of evolutionary life in mind, God had set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good to commemorate the revealing of the universe so that every eye could see, so on some particular day over 3 billion years ago, evening came, and it is was morning - the fourth day. And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged creature according to its kind. Of course, this is what happened later, but the commemoration date begun with first evolved sea life and the invention of 'flying' that certain sea life quickly evolved to do. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning-the fifth commemorated day. And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. The commemoration began with the first sea life evolving onto land. This life even continued late into the Cenozoic when God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

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