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Originally posted by kleverone
Has anyone else noticed that in the KJV of the old testement it describes the creation of the earth and all the host of them as created by God and describes how he was done and rested in chapter 2 verse 3. It then goes on to describe how the Lord God (Lord is in italics) comes in verse 4 out of nowhere, after God is finished, and by verse 7 decides to create man! Why all of the sudden is God refered to as Lord God? Why the Lord prefix all of the sudden. I have several working theorys but would love to hear others. I believe either more than one, or direct evidence to the melding of SOl Invictus by Constintine the Great in 325 a.d.. also could't help but notice in the preface how they ask that "the revisions of the bible have been done for the good of the people and should not be met with suspicion". Ok, try that with any other aspect in life, like say my bank account or history books, and see if I don't have suspicions. I think the church counts on ignorance, jsut my opinion
originally posted by kleverone
Originally posted by curiousity
Where did you find this statement?: ""the revisions of the bible have been done for the good of the people and should not be met with suspicion""
The Zondervan KJV bible Preface to the 1873 edition, the last paragraph of the preface written by John R. Kohlenberger III.
Originally posted by eslag90
The word for God signifies the justice aspect of God while YHVH signifies mercy and eternity. This means that man and also the whole world weren't just created for being ruled but it was done with compassion for without either there would be chaos.
Reasons.org (long read but worth it)
Description of the position
The specific features of the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1—2:3 (and of passages that reflect on it) for which this interpretation (in its developed form) seeks to account include:
1. The verb tenses in Gen 1:1-2 mark those verses as background to the narrative: further analysis indicates that verse 1 designates an event as an unspecified time prior to the conditions of verse 2, while verse 2 describes the conditions as the first day begins in verse 3 (which uses the narrative tense for the first time).
Strengths of the position
2. The toolkit of discourse and literary methods, when applied to the rest of Genesis 2—3, yield such results as: rejection of source-critical theories of the passages'origin; affirmation that we do not have here two "creation accounts"; resolution of alleged contradictions between Genesis 1 and 2 (e.g. at 2:5-6, 19); vindication of the Pauline reading of Genesis 3, including Adam's role as first human and covenant head of humanity, and different role relationships for men and women within the context of their equal bearing of God's image. Application of these tools does not in any way question the "historicity" of the events narrated in these chapters, but in fact supports it. These methods attempt to systematize what good grammarians and exegetes through the ages have "felt."
3. Though the interpretive scheme itself, as well as some of the arguments employed for it, may sound novel to some, it does not actually involve any grammatical or semantic innovations.
4. The developed arguments for the view claim to account for all the details of the text.
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
(Revelation 21:17 KJV)
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
(Exodus 3:14 KJV)
From Strong's Concordance:
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.: - X after, X alike, as (soon as), because, X every, for, + forasmuch, + from whence, + how (-soever), X if, (so) that ([thing] which, wherein), X though, + until, + whatsoever, when, where (+ -as, -in, -of, -on, -soever, -with), which, whilst, + whither (-soever), who (-m, -soever, -se). As it is indeclinable, it is often accompanied by the personal pronoun expletively, used to show the connection.