Monday, March 28, 2016

The Exodus as Creation

The sea was Pharaoh’s weapon against Israel, blocking their escape. But Jehovah turned that weapon back against Egypt. God defeated the sea by controlling it, and in so doing defeated Egypt. The exodus is spoken of here in terms of an act of creation. This may seem weird to us. We can appreciate that it is an act of salvation, but how can it be an act of creation? Well, the reason is that salvation is being understood as an act of new creation in the midst of the old creation. It is an act of holding back chaos so that life and order can flourish.— The Biblical Cosmos, page 40

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