Series adapted from the article "The Narrative Form of Genesis 1: Cosmogonic, Yes; Scientific, No”, originally published in 1984 in the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation (now Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith). It is reprinted with permission. The ideas in this essay are drawn by Hyers’ excellent book The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science.
  • The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1

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    The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1 | Conrad Hyers

    In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3
  • The Numerology of Genesis 1

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    The Numerology of Genesis 1 | Conrad Hyers

    At the time the Genesis creation account was being written, numbers had not only arithmetic significance (as they do now), but also symbolic meaning that could convey religious truths... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • The “Phenomenal Language” of Genesis 1

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    The “Phenomenal Language” of Genesis 1 | Conrad Hyers

    The third and final post of the series “The ‘Cosmogonic’ Form of Genesis 1 by Conrad Hyers.”   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3