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An Interesting Analogy of Creation
January 9, 2007, 3:11 pm
Filed under: Books, Faith

This is an excerpt from A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament, an excellent book by Peter J. Leithart.

It takes God six days to build his house … During the first three days, God makes a three-story house by dividing one thing from another. On the first day, He divides light and darkness; on the second, He divides waters in heaven from waters on the earth and puts the sky or firmament in between, and on the third day, He divides the waters on the earth to make the dry land and the sea. The next three days, He fills up the three stories of His house. On the fourth day, He puts the sun, moon and stars in the sky to fill up daytime and nighttime. On the fifth day, He creates birds to fly across the sky and fish to swim in the waters. On the sixth day, He makes Adam and animals that live on land. What’s interesting is that the first three days match the second three days.Dividing
Day 1: Light/dark
Day 2:Waters above/below
Day 3:Waters/land Filling
Day 4: Sun, moon, stars

Day 5: Birds and fish
Day 6:Land animals and man


And so, at the end of the six days of creation, God has finished a “three-story” house.
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