Gen 1.1 vs. Gen 1.8 HELP!
Gen 1:8 "And God called the firmament Heaven."
I can't understand how is that possible that someone creates, say, an electron and a positively charged ion, and then gives the ion a new name .... electron.
Theology is certainly not for me ...
But I have tried to ask this question on several forums and did not get anything constructive.
Here is a typical response which does not help much...:
"Genesis is not interested at all about material origins; rather, the concern is for functional origins.
An analogy would be the construction of a brand new university. When does it really become a "university," rather than just a bunch of empty buildings? The construction can be finished (the material origins) but it isn't really a university until the professors and administrators and students are all gathered together and the course offerings and requirements are established (functional origins).
In short, your interpretation is culturally naive, since it does not take into account the concerns of the ancient writers and ancient audience.
See John H. Walton's, The Lost World of Genesis One"
Anyone can help me to understand the first page of the bible??? I really could not read beyond this first page.