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Creation by the Word
Genesis 1:1--2:4a Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
Genesis 1-2 demonstrates that creative activity refers not simply to what God does.
Creation also has to do with what God specifically does not do (one could speak of divine self-limitation). This divine “not doing” takes place at two levels in this Genesis text (I emphasize the second).
For God to rest means that God will ...
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NL281: Creation by the Word
September 10, 2017
This is the podcast for Genesis 1:1--2:4a, the Narrative Lectionary reading for Sept. 10, 2017, featuring Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Craig Koester. Podcast recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.