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2017 January 14
Image 1: Isaac Newton (1795)
William Blake (1757-1827)
Tate Britain, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Wikimedia
Image 2: The Garden of Eden (1530)
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)
German Renaissance Style
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany
Image Source: Wikimedia
Image 3: A Vision of Fiammetta (1878)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Style
Collection of Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Sydmonton Court Estate, Sydmonton, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Wikimedia
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Genesis 2, the first three verses summarize the previous chapter, and they tell us that God rested on the seventh day. The fourth verse begins a new division of Genesis (2:4 - 4:26). Verses 4-5a give its title:"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, And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew." In the remainder of chapter 2, three main events take place: God creates Adam (5b-7); he creates the Garden of Eden and places Adam there and acclimates him to his situation, offering him its bounty but warning him that he would die if he ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (8-17); and he creates Eve to be Adam's companion (18-25).
[ Sermons: William Still. Eric Alexander. Andrew Davis. Various. ]
[ Illustration: I have chosen today's images as a means of illustrating the extraordinary nature of the persons and circumstances of today's chapter. The First Image is of the thinker Isaac Newton, whom I am using as a symbol of God's first thinker, Adam, a discerner of the true nature of things. This was particularly manifested in his ability to name the animals, which required insight into their natures and qualities. The Second Image depicts (in the foreground) the unequaled communion which Adam, Eve, and God had with one another. The Third Painting symbolizes Eve. I've selected the third painting as a symbol of Eve for two reasons: Eve was Adam's great love, and Eve was a key figure who stands between life ("the mother of all living" -- Genesis 3:20) and death (the fall). Likewise, the model for the painting was Rossetti's companion and great love; and in the background-story of the painting "Fiammetta" ('little flame') stands as a life-force between life and death. Eve's importance is cosmic, hence the symbolic representation. ]
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 2: Exodus 31:17; Exodus 16:29; Psalm 65:9; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Genesis 13:10; Genesis 3:24; Ezekiel 31:8; Genesis 3:22; Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2; Revelation 22:14; Genesis 25:18; Daniel 10:4; Genesis 3:2; Genesis 15:12; Proverbs 18:22; Hebrews 13:4; Genesis 29:14; Judges 9; 2 Samuel 5:1; 2 Samuel 19:12; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; 1 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 5:31. ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Pentateuch Detailed Outline:
Genesis Detailed Outline:
2. Generations of the Heavens & the Earth & Plants & Herbs (Ge 2:4 - Ge 4:26) - ? - ? B.C. Earth
2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
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,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat [to eat you shall eat]:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die [to die you shall die].
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.
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