Comparison Of Priestly And Yahwistic Sources In Genesis 1-11

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The Priestly and Yahwistic sources in Genesis 1-11 inform our reading of the Old Testament in an orderly, intimate and specific ways. The Priestly character of God has to do with order and structure and the Yahwistic character of God is more intimate and personal. Although Genesis 1 is a Universal story and Genesis 2 is a specific story God is the main character of them both. In Genesis 1 God created the heavens and the earth and all humanity, “out of nothing” (dCW Lecture# 3). God spoke creation into existence in Genesis 1 and acted as a ruler or instructor from a distance, by saying “let there be” and “God said” (Gen 1: 1-31) God also named creation and saw that it was good throughout Genesis 1. God preforms Priestly authority over creation

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