AN ALTERNATIVE GENESIS

GEN 1:8

This is a straightforward verse with a surprising twist.

JERUSALEM BIBLE (ALTERNATIVE GENESIS)

God called the vault 'heaven'

Evening came and morning came: a second day.

The Shining Onescalled the wall ha'shemim(the Heights).
There was evening and mor-ning
- a second day [stage].

As stated earlier, shemimwas used in the sense of something high, and yet we know that it was rooted in the earth. Here, the term is used to indicate the Heights - but in its broadest sense, it meant the Highlands.

 

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