Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Bible Studies PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
GENESIS 2:4-6
by Tom Phelps
01/22/02
For Sale


  Mail
 





THIS IS THE HISTORY OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHEN THEY WERE CREATED, IN THE DAY THAT THE LORD GOD MADE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVENS, BEFORE ANY PLANT OF THE FIELD WAS IN THE EARTH AND BEFORE ANY HERB OF THE FIELD HAD GROWN. FOR THE LORD GOD HAD NOT CAUSED IT TO RAIN ON THE EARTH, AND THERE WAS NO MAN TO TILL THE GROUND; BUT A MIST WENT UP FROM THE EARTH AND WATERED THE WHOLE FACE OF THE GROUND. (NKJV)

Notice verse 4 says that, This is the history of the heavens and the Earth when they were created, in the "DAY" that the Lord God made the Earth and the heavens,...

We know from studying Genesis 1 that God did not create the Heavens and the Earth in one "DAY". Notice in verse 4 the Hebrew "yom" "day" is used again. This is another little hint as to the meaning of the word "yom" "day" used throughout the Genesis account.

Verse 4 is certainly using this term to mean a long period of time (the length of which is not definitely defined) but it makes sense that the meaning here is probably the same as that used in Genesis 1. God is using the word here to cover the whole period of time from Genesis 1:1 to Genesis 1:31. We may say the "DAY" of the Romans and we know we are not talking about a 24 hour period. This is the same usage of the term in Genesis.

Genesis 1 dealt with the creation of the entire universe including the Earth. In Genesis 2 God is preparing a special home for Adam & Eve, the Garden of Eden.

Verse 5 is simply reminding us of a time when the Earth was void of plants, rain, and man. God is contrasting the past condition of the Earth with the beauty he had in the garden. It is not written for time sequence.

This verse does not say that rain never fell on the Earth up until the time of the flood (which is taught be some). It simply says that there was a time (in the past) that there were no plants or shrubs because there was no rain. There was also no man to till the ground.

There was no water cycle before "day" 2 the second creation day. God created the water cycle on "day" 2.

Verse 6 does tell us that this area around Eden was watered by streams and mist. It does not necessarily mean the whole Earth was watered in this manner. Most likely with the water cycle already in place, rain fell upon the Earth. However, this area around Eden apparently got its water from these streams and mist.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Tom Phelps or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1554 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com