Disciple Bible Study: Week 2, Reading 2

I’m participating in Disciple Bible Study, a 34 week intensive.  Every day, we have different readings (except on the seventh day…resting!).  I have decided to document my initial noticings from a close reading of the scripture.  Well, an attempt at a close reading.

Week 2, Reading 2:  Genesis 2:4-25, Psalm 8

  • v. 7:  Man is created before the plants in this creation story
  • v. 10:  The river "flows out of Eden to water the garden."  Is the Garden out of Eden?
  • v. 18:  Woman is a partner, a person who shares in an endeavor.  Shares.  Isn't subordinate to.
  • v. 19:  Animals and birds are created.  No fishies!
  • v. 25:  What does "not ashamed" vs. "very good" feel like?  Feels not as good to me.
In Psalm 8, I am simply wondering what dominion means?  It means "control over" according to dictionary.com.  But what did it mean to an Ancient people?  They certainly never envisioned the kind of control we have now!

 

 

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