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This question was the root of an argument between Dr. Schroeder and Rabbi Slifkin. Dr. Schroeder insists (in his book Genesis and the Big Bang, and in many public lectures) that the order of creation in the Torah is meant to be taken chronologically and is correct. He explained the flying creatures which existed before the land animals to be referring to ...


Science proves nothing concrete re: creation because no scientist was there to observe, repeat, falsify. If you examine fossils you find that there is not a strict order of their appearance worldwide. It appears a lot of water was instrumental in drowning a lot of living things including plants - not strictly in accordance with text books. Suggest each one ...


Verse 3:22 would seem to indicate the former: וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים, הֵן הָאָדָם הָיָה כְּאַחַד מִמֶּנּוּ, לָדַעַת, טוֹב וָרָע; וְעַתָּה פֶּן-יִשְׁלַח יָדוֹ, וְלָקַח גַּם מֵעֵץ הַחַיִּים, וְאָכַל, וָחַי לְעֹלָם Here, עץ החיים is not modified with בתוך הגן, so evidently that is not part of its name, but rather a geographical indicator.


Rashi explains that man was created by Gcd collection ground from all over the world, forming it into the shape of man and then breathing life into it. Hence in Genesis 2:7 it says And the Lord G-d formed man of the dust of the ground - dust from all over the world. In Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the Lord G-d formed every beast of the field teaches ...


I just want to know the difference between "the dust of the ground" and "the ground" in Hebrew, and if is two different words that are used and what they are. Here, "of the dust of the ground" is "עָפָר מִן הָאֲדָמָה", but the first "of" is implied, so "the dust of the ground" is "עָפָר מִן הָאֲדָמָה". And, in verse 19, "the ground" is "הָאֲדָמָה".

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