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Genesis - Part 3

Genesis - Part 3

The lesson on February 10, 2019 was part 3 of the "Genesis" study.  This week Wayne explored the days of creation or re-creation particularly looking at key Hebrew words and deriving further understanding from the words to explain further how God's use of the terms Day and Night do not necessarily mean a 24 hour period.  Further he shows the terminology and how it brackets of the days but day seven when he stops working is not closed off.  God does not get tired but rather He stopped His creative work.  When looking into sixth day, we look in Genesis 2:19-23 KJV "19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."  The Hebrew word for "now" is pa-am: (עַתָּה) and we found examples of ‘pa-am` in the story of Leah and Rachel from Genesis 29:34.  In this word comparison, we can derive that when Adam said "now this is bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh" it could mean significant time has passed instead of 24 hours on the sixth day when so much had been accomplished.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 2:18-25 KJV

"18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."