Genesis third day of creation

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Genesis third day of creation

  1. 1. The Third Day of CreationGenesis 1:9-13
  2. 2. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13under the sky
  3. 3. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13under the sky▪ “That is, the terrestrial waters.”
  4. 4. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13the dry land
  5. 5. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13the dry land▪ “The terrain now visible to man.”
  6. 6. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13Let the earth bring forth
  7. 7. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13Let the earth bring forth▪ This creative act constitutes an exception to the norm that God’s word directly effectuates the desired product. Here the earth is depicted as the mediating element, implying that God endows it with generative powers that He now activates by His utterance.
  8. 8. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13Let the earth bring forth▪ The significance of this singularity is that the sources of power in what we call nature, which were personified and deified in the ancient world, are now emptied of sanctity. The productive forces of nature exist only by the will of the one sovereign Creator and are not independent spiritual entities. There is no room for such a concept for the fertility cults that were features of ancient near Eastern religions.” (The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis; Commentary by Nahum M. Sarna; The Jewish Publications Society, Philadelphia, PA 1989 p.9)
  9. 9. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13Some examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East
  10. 10. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Anuket:goddess of the Nile
  11. 11. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Aten:The sun disk
  12. 12. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Geb:the earth
  13. 13. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Heryshef:god of the riverbanks
  14. 14. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Min:god of fertility
  15. 15. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Nefertem:god of the sunrise
  16. 16. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Naunet:god of water
  17. 17. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Ra:the sun god
  18. 18. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Shu:god of the air and sky
  19. 19. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 EgyptSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East Yamm:the god of the sea
  20. 20. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Apsu:underworld ocean; begetter of the skies and earth
  21. 21. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Tiamat:primeval chaos; bearer of the skies and earth
  22. 22. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Anu:sky god
  23. 23. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Ea (Enki, Nudimmud): god of the waters
  24. 24. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Sin (Nannar):moon goddess
  25. 25. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Shamash (Babbar, Utu):sun god
  26. 26. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Ishum:god of fire
  27. 27. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Adad:a storm god associated with lightning
  28. 28. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Tammuz (Dumuzi, Adonis):vegetation
  29. 29. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Assyria and BabylonSome examples of the deification of naturalthings in the ancient Near East▪ Nissaba (Nisaba): cereal grain harvest
  30. 30. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation: Hebrew deshe’
  31. 31. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation: Hebrew deshe’ the generic term, which is subdivided into plants and fruit trees.
  32. 32. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation:▪ Leviticus 27:30
  33. 33. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation:▪ Leviticus 27:30▪ All tithes of the land, whether in grain from the fields or in fruit from the trees, belong to the LORD, as sacred to him
  34. 34. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation:▪ Gen.1:29-30
  35. 35. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13vegetation:▪ Gen.1:29-30▪ God also said: "See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food." And so it happened
  36. 36. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13seed-bearing
  37. 37. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13seed-bearing▪ That is, endowed with the capacity for self- replication
  38. 38. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 seed-bearing▪ “God puts limits on the expanse of water so that earth can appear. From the earth God calls forth vegetation that is able to reproduce itself. (“with its seed in it,” v. 11). Fruitfulness is not something dependent on the gods of fertility, but God has put the power of reproduction in vegetation itself. Here again the author shows a world that is not under the control of pagan deities.” (Collegeville Bible Commentary: Genesis; Pauline A. Viviano; The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota 1985 p.11)
  39. 39. The Third Day of Creation: Genesis 1:9-13 Pope Benedict XVI▪ God made the world so that there could be a space where he might communicate his love, and from which the response of love might come back to him. From God’s perspective, the heart of the man who responds to him is greater and more important than the whole immense material cosmos, for all that the latter allows us to glimpse something of God’s grandeur.” (Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI; Saint Peters Basilica, Holy Saturday, 23 April 2011)

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