Some Christians take Genesis to mean that God created (bara) fixed species (mîn). But, what does the text really say? Richard Hess addresses this issue by discussing the meaning... Read More >
The related ideas of the “fixity of species” and “natural kinds” have been prominent in the science and faith conversation. Some Christians take Genesis to mean that God created (bara) fixed species (mîn). But does the text truly indicate such a concept? Biblical scholar Dr. Richard Hess looks at the Biblical context and meaning of the Hebrew mîn, and suggests that when Christians use it to frame our understanding of the entire created order, we may be asking too much of this single word.
The Hebrew term mîn carries a sense of all types of divisions between plants and animals, but not necessarily in the categories of modern scientific divisions Read More >