Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A different view on the Old Testament

GEN 1:26 And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

GEN 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

When we look at these passages, it's hard to not wonder who is being referred to when the scripture says US and OUR.

After all, the Lord God is also a jealous god...which may seem so ungodly, however the lord specifically says not to worship other gods or idols in general for that matter.

GEN 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

GEN 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

As it says, the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. This could be interpreted by many enlightened individuals as something of a modern day surgical procedure, where anesthesia is given to patients before surgical proceedings to eliminate pain and other complications.

Is it not reasonable to say if some inexperienced or even indigenous "Hebrew" found the rediscovered versions of these segments of scripture, he/she might mis translate them, whether intentionally or not?

GEN 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

GEN 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

GEN 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

GEN 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

EX 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

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1 comment:

inlumino said...

Perhaps the problem lies in our interpretation of what is written in the bible; our strict literal definitions obfuscates the inherent truths presented therein. What if we instead shed poetic light onto those words? And gain a more complete understanding by incorporating wisdom to guide the heartless facts, free from the prison created with our own languages.