Bible Articles on the Topic of Creation

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Creation Revealed By Vision

The six days of Genesis 1 have been debated hotly throughout the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation of the passage. It is typically agreed that the six days refer to the amount of time taken by God to carry out all the creative acts described in Genesis 1. However, there is a very wide range of interpretation concerning exactly what those acts were, what was created by them, how long the days themselves are, and whether the creative acts of the six days encompass the entire universe, and whether they involve actually creating the universe or simply restoring an existing planet.

Is Genesis 1 In Harmony With Science?

Many special creationists believe Genesis 1 was written in harmony with (and even to teach), specific scientific facts; a view called concordism. Over the centuries concordists proposed countless models trying to justify interpreting Genesis 1 as describing a scientifically accurate description of the universe, and especially of the creation of the solar system and life on earth.

Is Genesis 1-11 A Copy Of Mesopotamian Myths?

By the end of the 19th century archaeology had discovered many Mesopotamian texts containing creation and flood narratives remarkably similar to those in the Bible. Critical scholars came to believe that the Biblical narratives had simply been copied from earlier Mesopotamian myths.¹, ²

Age of the Universe

Question: When did the Jewish people start believing the world is only 5773 years old? (This question was asked in 2012.) If the universe is indeed billions of years old what does 5773 commemorate? Finally why can’t orthodoxy accept the fact that the universe is billions of years old? The Torah does not state how old the universe is. It does not diminish the concept of a creator in any way.

How Old is the World?

The secular world continually disputes our belief that the world is less than six thousand years old. Their arguments are supported by the many stones and fossils which have been found, dating, according to their scientific calculations, millions of years back.

Commentary: Genesis 1:2

“The earth was without form, and void.” (Genesis 1:2)

Commentary: Genesis 1:5

“The evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis 1:5)

Light Created Before the Sun and Moon?

Question: In the book of Genesis (1:14) it seems to suggest that God made light before the sun and moon; He makes them in the 16th verse.

We Just Don’t Know

The following letter has been received, bearing upon the answer to Question 23, in the October issue. It is published with a view to stimulating study and further expression of helpful opinion:—

God’s Story: Creation

God made everything in the world and created people to love him and enjoy the earth. You can read the whole story in Genesis 1.

Planet Earth II

Planet Earth: extravagance in the size, the enormity, but also the intricacy, the complexity, the cycles, sounds and tastes. Planet Earth: God’s canvas.

Planet Earth II

Planet Earth: extravagance in the size, the enormity, but also the intricacy, the complexity, the cycles, sounds and tastes. Planet Earth: God’s canvas.

Wrested Scriptures: The Mythical First Day (Genesis 1:16)

“And God made two great lights . . .”

Wrested Scriptures: Geological Epochs (Genesis 1:5)

“. . . And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

Wrested Scriptures: The Length of a Day (Genesis 2:4)

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.”

Creating a World Out of Words

Born in Argentina, the son of a diplomat, Alberto Manguel started out in the literary world as a reader—first, of course, for himself, like all of us, but most famously, as a reader for the blind Argentinian writer Jorge Luiz Borges. For four years in his teens, Alberto Manguel would read books to the great man. Alberto Manguel’s career as a writer, and his many books, all arguably revolve around the same theme—what books, libraries and the act of reading signify.

Science & Faith

In this episode, the focus is on the apparent tension between science and faith, and that there is no conflict between a deep religious faith and scientific research. And we should start with recognizing that the Bible’s purpose may have been something other than explaining how the world was put together in its physical structure.

Creation

“In the beginning” God created, i.e., called into being, all things out of nothing. This creative act on the part of God was absolutely free, and for infinitely wise reasons. The cause of all things exists only in the will of God. The work of creation is attributed

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krē̇-ā ́shun (בּרא, bārā' “to create”; κτίσις, ktísis, “that which is created,” “creature”):

Creation

Creation Creation is the absolute bringing into existence of the world by God. It is that act of God by which he, standing before and above all mundane and natural things, made and arranged the universe. It embraces everything which is not God.

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

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The Ancient of Days

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The Ancient of Days

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The Ancient of Days

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Bereishit (2008 watercolor)

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Bereshis-Creation

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Copyright by God

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Creation (1541)

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Creation (1954)

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The Creation (circa 1600)

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The Creation (gouache on board)

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The Creation (gouache on paper)

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The Creation

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Creation 1

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Creation Contractor

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The Creation of All Things (1538 woodcut)

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Creation of Birds and Sea Creatures

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Creation of Heavenly Bodies

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Creation of Heaven and Earth

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Creation of Humanity

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Creation of Light (1827 Mezzotint)

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Creation of Light

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The Creation of Living Things

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Creation of Plants

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Creation of the World (tempera)

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Creation of the World

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Creation #1

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Creation #2

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Creation, Living Creatures

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The Earth Brought Forth Trees (13th c. illumination detail)

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Esto Lux

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Fifth Day

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The Fifth Day

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Fifth Day of Creation (1492)

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Firmament, Land and Sheol

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The First and Last Day

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The First Seven Days (wood engraving)

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The Generations of the Heavens and of the Earth

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Genesis (1483 woodcut)

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Genesis (1958)

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Genesis 1, Paradise

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God Created the Animals

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God Made the World

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God Makes the Snake

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God Saw That It Was Good

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Leave a Little Dust

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Let Their Be Super Mega Light

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Let There Be Light

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Let the Waters Be Gathered Together

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Made to Fly

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Man Made in the Image of God

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On the Seventh Day God Rested From All His Work

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Paradise (18th c. engraving)

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Seventh Day of Creation

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Dating creation

Dating creation is the attempt to provide an estimate of the age of the Earth or the age of the universe as understood by various religious traditions. Various traditional beliefs held that the Earth, or the entire Universe, was brought into being in a grand creation event by one or more gods. Once these cultures developed calendars, many began to ponder the question of precisely how long ago this event happened.

Intelligent design

Intelligent design (ID) is the pseudoscientific view that “certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.” Educators, philosophers, and the scientific community have demonstrated that ID is a religious argument, a form of creationism which lacks empirical support and offers no testable or tenable hypotheses. Proponents argue that it is “an evidence-based scientific theory about life’s origins” that challenges the methodological naturalism inherent in modern science, while conceding that they have yet to produce a scientific theory. The leading proponents of ID are associated with the Discovery Institute, a politically conservative think tank based in the United States. Although they state that ID is not creationism and deliberately avoid assigning a personality to the designer, many of these proponents express belief that the designer is the Christian deity.

Watchmaker analogy

The watchmaker analogy or watchmaker argument is a teleological argument, which by way of an analogy, states that design of creation (like a watch) implies a designer. The analogy has played a prominent role in natural theology and Deism, which accepted a Creator but rejected Biblical inerrancy and the supernatural interpretation of events such as miracles.