Friday, April 01, 2016

Yamm, take two

Interestingly the dominion that God gave humanity in Genesis 1 extends to “the fish of the sea,” but no mention is made of the sea itself. That remains beyond human rule. is may explain why the sea never responds to humans in the Bible—it does not obey human orders [see note] and it never addresses humans—nor do humans ever call it to. God is the creator of the sea and thus its line-manager, so it is to God alone that it responds.

[Note] Moses’ activity with the staff at the “Red Sea” might suggest otherwise. However, note that Moses simply “stretched out his hand over the sea [follow a direct divine command to do so], and Jehovah drove the sea back . . .” (Exod 14:21).— The Biblical Cosmos, page 47

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