Genesis 1:1-2:3


Main Idea
The Maker Makes.

Gen 1:1
Creation of the Cosmos

In the Beginning

  • Duration of time not instant in time

God

  • The Transcendent and Trinitarian God, Elohim

Creates

  • Nothing then something (ex nihilo)

Everything

  • “Heavens and Earth” is a merism

Gen 1:2-2:3
Formation of a Home

God creates everything but humanity in the beginning. After the beginning, God “makes” a particular “land” in seven literal 24-hour days. On the 6th day he creates humanity to live in that land as his image bearers.

NOTE:
Making and creating are two separate activities. This “land,” which is called Eden in chapter 2, is likely to be identified with the Promised Land.

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