Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Full circle

"Within the perspective of Genesis as a whole, the primeval history serves to enhance our appreciation of the patriarchs and their calling...if the message of Genesis is essentially one of redemption, Gen 3–11 explains why man needs salvation and what he needs to be saved from. Chaps. 1–2, in describing the original state of the world, also describe the goal of redemption, to which ultimately the world and humanity will return when the patriarchal promises are completely fulfilled” (Wenham, WBC, Genesis 1–15, lii) cited inToward a Poetics of Genesis 1-11, page 78

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And the final fulfillment of those promises awaits the return of the Son of Man. In the meantime, we are aliens and strangers here...
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