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The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature

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Language: English
Wordcount: 5,835 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,165
mnybks.net#: 3807
Genres: Science, Religion, Essays

This is the fourth essay from Science and Hebrew Tradition

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igh calling to examine facts, finds that the works of God cry out against what we have fondly believed to be His word and tell another tale; or whether, in this nineteenth century of Christian progress, it substantially echoes back the majestic sound, which, before it existed as a pursuit, went forth into all lands.

First, looking largely at the latter portion of the narrative, which describes the creation of living organisms, and waiving details, on some of which (as in v. 24) the Septuagint seems to vary from the Hebrew, there is a grand fourfold division, set forth in an orderly succession of times as follows: on the fifth day 1. The water-population; 2. The air-population; and, on the sixth day, 3. The land-population of animals; 4. The land-population consummated in man. Now this same fourfold order is understood to have been so affirmed in our time by natural science, that it may be taken as a demonstrated conclusion and established fact" (p. 696). <end quote>

"Understood?" By whom?

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