Now All was made, every part was good, but all together very good. READ PAPER. 11. let the earth bring forth--The bare soil was clothed with verdure, and it is noticeable that the trees, plants, and grasses--the three great divisions of the vegetable kingdom here mentioned--were not called into existence in the same way as the light and the air; they were made to grow, and they grew as they do still out of the ground--not, however, by the slow process of vegetation, but through the divine power, without rain, dew, or any process of labor--sprouting up and flourishing in a single day. All rights reserved. That man was made in God's image, and after his likeness; twowords to express the same thing. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Salem Media Group. Present provision was made, by the immediate products ofthe earth, which, in obedience to God's command, was no sooner made but it became fruitful. A general idea of the work of creation, ver. Commento su Gen 15,1-6; 21,1-3; Sal 104; Eb 11,8.11-12.17-19; Lc 2,22-40 Genesi 15,1-6 21,1-3 In questo capitolo Dio appare ad Abramo, promettendogli una grande ricompensa. The rubric «context», which is one of the fundamental steps of the methodology in question, has been enriched by Commento alla Genesi - Vol 1 (1-17): Con traduzione interlineare e unità didattiche di approfondimento (Torah Project Italia - Bereshit) (Italian Edition) - Kindle edition by Salamone, Daniele. L’UOMO FATTO A IMMAGINE DI DIO – GENESI 1, 26 – 27. 28. GENESI - 1. All his works in all places of his dominion bless him, and therefore bless thou the Lord, O my soul. 26. In our image, after our likeness--This was a peculiar distinction, the value attached to which appears in the words being twice mentioned. 4 E Dio vide che la luce era buona; e Dio separò la luce dalle tenebre. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. This first verse is a general introduction to the inspired volume, declaring the great and important truth that all things had a beginning; that nothing throughout the wide extent of nature existed from eternity, originated by chance, or from the skill of any inferior agent; but that the whole universe was produced by the creative power of God ( Acts 17:24 , Romans 11:36 ). God--the name of the Supreme Being, signifying in Hebrew, "Strong," "Mighty." Nel versetto 2 troviamo la … God is represented as pausing at every stage to look at His work. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. The evening and the morningwere the sixth day - So that in six days God made the world. 14. let there be lights in the firmament --The atmosphere being completely purified, the sun, moon, and stars were for the first time unveiled in all their glory in the cloudless sky; and they are described as "in the firmament" which to the eye they appear to be, though we know they are really at vast distances from it. He saw everything that He had made answering the plan which His eternal wisdom had conceived; and, "Behold it was very good" [ Genesis 1:31 ]. fowl--means every flying thing: The word rendered "whales," includes also sharks, crocodiles, &c.; so that from the countless shoals of small fish to the great sea monsters, from the tiny insect to the king of birds, the waters and the air were suddenly made to swarm with creatures formed to live and sport in their respective elements. In his place and authority. There was not any pre - existent matter out of which the world was produced. God having made them capable of transmitting the nature they had received, said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth - Here he gave them. La triplice sequenza del titolo del libro, scritto da uno dei maggiori biblisti internazionali, implica un convincimento 26Poi Dio disse: ‘Facciamo l’uomo a nostra immagine e a nostra somiglianza, ed abbia dominio sui pesci del mare e sugli uccelli del cielo e sul bestiame e su tutta la terra e su tutti i rettili che strisciano 27 sulla terra’. The plural name of God in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many, tho' he be but one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a favour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a favour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, tho' but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New. "Great and manifold are thy works, Lord God Almighty! We are not to think but that God could have made the world in an instant: but he did it in six days, that he might shew himself a free agent, doing his own work, both in his own way, and in his own time; that his wisdom, power and goodness, might appear to us, and be meditated upon by us, the more distinctly; and that he might set us an example of working six days, and resting the seventh. 4 Dio vide che la luce era cosa buona e Dio separò la luce dalle tenebre. By the creation of an atmosphere, the lighter parts of the waters which overspread the earth's surface were drawn up and suspended in the visible heavens, while the larger and heavier mass remained below. Genesis 1:14-19. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Ravasi Commento Genesi. Proud member Man, as soon as he was made, had the whole visible creation before him, both to contemplate, and to take the comfort of. Quali sono il significato e il contesto di questo versetto? Secondo questo primo racconto di Genesi, l’umanità maschio e femmina è il culmine e il capolavoro della creazione, e riceve da Dio il compito di "dominare", cioè di portare a perfezione il creato. 1 En el principio creó Dios los cielos y la tierra. 1 In principio Dio creò il cielo e la terra. From what we see of heaven and earth, we learn the power of the great Creator. Salem Media Group. Genesi 1:1 è una dichiarazione accurata delle origini del mondo. Before the beginning of time there was none but that Infinite Being that inhabits eternity. In the beginning--a period of remote and unknown antiquity, hid in the depths of eternal ages; and so the phrase is used in Proverbs 8:22 Proverbs 8:23 . TheHebrew word is Elohim; which (1.) But by the command of God, light was rendered visible; the thick murky clouds were dispersed, broken, or rarefied, and light diffused over the expanse of waters. The signs of animal life appeared in the waters and in the air. E la luce fu. 3. He created him male and female, Adam and Eve: Adam first out of earth, and Eve out of his side. A short summary of this paper. 20. moving creature--all oviparous animals, both among the finny and the feathery tribes--remarkable for their rapid and prodigious increase. Esso disse alla donna: «Come! 2 E la terra era informe e vuota, e le tenebre coprivano la faccia dell’abisso, e lo spirito di Dio aleggiava sulla superficie delle acque. Chapter Overview: The holy scripture, being designed to maintain and improve natural religion, to repair the decays of it. Whether the sun was created at the same time with, or long before, the earth, the dense accumulation of fogs and vapors which enveloped the chaos had covered the globe with a settled gloom. 2 Giacobbe s'irritò contro Rachele, e disse: «Sono forse io al posto di Dio che ti ha negato di essere feconda?» 3 Lei rispose: «Ecco la mia serva Bila; entra da lei; ella partorirà sulle mie ginocchia e per mezzo di lei, avrò anch'io dei figli». seems to mean The Covenant God, being derived from a word that signifies to swear. The use they were intended to be of to this earth. Genesis 1:20,21God commanded them to be produced, he said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly - The fish in the waters, and the fowl out of them.This command he himself executed, God created great whales, &c. - Insects which are as various as any species of animals, and their structure as curious, were part of this day's work, some of them being allied to the fish, and others to the fowl. The article seeks to offer a new contribution to the exegesis of Gen 3,1-8 through the method of Biblical Rhetorical Analysis. As the new creation is only a restoration of this image, the history of the one throws light on the other; and we are informed that it is renewed after the image of God in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness ( Colossians 3:10 , Ephesians 4:24 ). 5 Y llamó Dios a la luz Día, y a las tinieblas llamó Noche. Notice is here taken of the various species of fish and fowl, each after their kind; and of the great numbers of both that were produced, for the waters brought forth abundantly; and in particular of great whales the largest of fishes, whose bulk and strength, are remarkable proofs of the power and greatness of the Creator. Genesis 1:9-13 9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. Creazione, de-creazione, nuova creazione. A particular account of the several days work, distinctly and in order.The creation of light, the first day, ver. 33 Full PDFs related to this paper. Then God said, “Let … The narrative of it is introduced with solemnity, and a manifest distinction from the rest. 4 Y vio Dios que la luz era buena; y separó Dios la luz de las tinieblas. in wisdom hast thou made them all" [ Psalms 104:24 ]. The moon is a lesser light, and yet is herereckoned one of the greater lights, because, though in regard of its magnitude, it is inferior to many of the stars, yet in respect of its usefulness to the earth, it is more excellent than they. It was good. E’ la pagina che fa da introduzione non soltanto alla Genesi ma a tutta la Bibbia. Download PDF. The air was thus "in the midst of the waters," that is, separated them; and this being the apparent use of it, is the only one mentioned, although the atmosphere serves other uses, as a medium of life and light. Observe 4. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The Beginning - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Thus, instead of that confusion which was, when earth and water were mixed in one great mass; now there is order, by such a separation as rendered them both useful. 1 Dopo queste cose, la parola dell’Eterno fu rivolta in visione ad Abramo, dicendo: ‘Non temere, o Abramo, io sono il tuo scudo, e la tua ricompensa sarà grandissima’.. 2 E Abramo disse: ‘Signore, Eterno, che mi darai tu? (2.) Use features like bookmarks, note taking and The effect is described in the name "day," which in Hebrew signifies "warmth," "heat"; while the name "night" signifies a "rolling up," as night wraps all things in a shady mantle. Now man was made, who was the chief of the ways of God, the visible image of the Creator's glory, 2. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Observe 2. 3 Dio disse: «Sia la luce!». La vittoria sulla morte è data dalla permanenza del “nome” nella storia, attraverso la catena generazionale. Nel principio Iddio creò i cieli e la terra. God's image upon man, consists. Let us make man in our image, and let him have dominion. La creación. What power in the word of God! FIFTH DAY. Senza umanità GENESI 15, 1-6 1 Dopo tali fatti, fu rivolta ad Abram in visione questa parola del Signore: "Non temere, Abram. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. In Genesi 1,27 leggiamo: «Dio creò Adam a sua immagine; a immagine di Dio creò adam, maschio e femmina li creò». 14. let there be lights in the firmament--The atmosphere being completely purified, the sun, moon, and stars were for the first time unveiled in all their glory in the cloudless sky; and they are described as "in the firmament" which to the eye they appear to be, though we know they are really at vast distances from it. Proud member Observe, 1. What kind of imprisonment was it? Genesi 1:26–27. ֖יִם il cielo sostantivo 853 [e] wə-'ET וְאֵ֥ת e acc 776 [e] Ha-'A-RES. God made but one male and one female, that all the nations of men might know themselves to be made of one blood, descendants, from one common stock, and might thereby be induced to love one another. The Book of Genesis Chapter 1. The time when this work was concluded. Amid all the varieties found among men, some black, some copper-colored, others white, the researches of modern science lead to a conclusion, fully accordant with the sacred history, that they are all of one species and of one family ( Acts 17:26 ). Genesi 1 1 IL LIBRO DELLA GENESI Genesi è un nome di origine greca e significa "libro della generazione o creazione" ed è così chiamato poiché contiene un racconto sull'origine di tutte le cose. of Che cosa significa essere creati a immagine di Dio? The last stage in the progress of creation being now reached--God said, Let us make man--words which show the peculiar importance of the work to be done, the formation of a creature, who was to be God's representative, clothed with authority and rule as visible head and monarch of the world. Qui ci sono dei link al commentario di ogni capitolo del libro di Genesi. Essa celebra la potenza di Dio che crea con la sola Parola e mette ordine attraverso lo Spirito Santo, rimanendo distinto e sovrano, sopra la sua creazione, che è opera sua non sua emanazione. Genesis 1:20-23 . Flesh and spirit, heaven and earth must be put together in him, and he must be allied to both worlds. GENESI 15, 1-6; 21, 1-3 La prima lettura ci fa comprendere il dramma di Abramo in una realtà in cui non esiste la fede nella resurrezione. Good, for it answers the end of its creation. The fish and fowl were indeed produced out of the waters, and the beasts and man out of the earth; but that earth and those waters were made out of nothing. Commento alla Genesi - Vol 1 (1-17): Con traduzione interlineare e unità didattiche di approfondimento (Torah Project Italia) (Italian Edition) - Kindle edition by Salamone, Daniele. These opening chapters tell us what had been desired by God from the very beginning. Commento alla Genesi, con traduzione interlineare e unità didattica di approfondimento - CAPITOLO 1. The dry land was made to appear, and emerge out of the waters, and was called Earth. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. A numerous lasting family to enjoy this inheritance; pronouncing a blessing upon them, in the virtue of which, their posterity should extend to the utmost corners of the earth, and continue to the utmost period of time. Capitolo 1 . We admire that wisdom, not only in the regular progress of creation, but in its perfect adaptation to the end. It was very good - Of each day's work (except the second) it was said that it was good, but now it is very good. The waters thus lodged in their proper place, he called Seas; for though they are many, in distant regions, yet either above ground or under ground, they have communication with each other, and so they are one, and the common receptacle of waters, into which all the rivers run. Genesi 39. When we come to review ourworks we find to our shame, that much has been very bad; but when God reviewed his, all was very good. He commanded and all things stood fast" [ Psalms 33:9 ]. THE CREATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. 2 Y la tierra estaba desordenada y vacía, y las tinieblas estaban sobre la faz del abismo, y el Espíritu de Dios se movía sobre la faz de las aguas. No wonder He contemplated it with complacency. 5. first day--a natural day, as the mention of its two parts clearly determines; and Moses reckons, according to Oriental usage, from sunset to sunset, saying not day and night as we do, but evening and morning. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. How the earth was furnished for the support of man, Genesis 1:11,12. E’ molto illuminante l’insegnamento di Gen. 1, 26-27 riguardante la creazione dell’uomo: da questo testo sca­turisce il carattere personale del rapporto tra Dio e l’uomo. The glory and goodness, the beauty and harmony of God's works both of providence and grace, as this of creation, will best appear when they are perfected. And Joseph was comely and well-favored. Genesis 1:24-31 . 31. How the earth was prepared to be a habitation for manby the gathering of the waters together, and making the dry land appear. the heaven and the earth--the universe. 3 Soggiunse Abram: "Ecco a me 2 Rispose Abram: "Mio Signore Dio, che mi darai? created--not formed from any pre-existing materials, but made out of nothing. Yet his government of himself by the freedom of his will, has in it more of God's image, than his government of the creatures. This paper. Be fruitful, &c.--The human race in every country and age has been the offspring of the first pair. Provision was likewise made for time to come, by the perpetuating of the several species of vegetables, every one having its seed in itself after its kind, that during the continuance of man upon the earth, food might be fetched out of the earth, for his use and benefit.See note at "Ge 1:9 See note at "Ge 1:9 See note at "Ge 1:9 See note at "Ge 1:9. The making of the fish and fowl at first. And chiefly in his purity and rectitude. The faith of humble Christians understands this better than the fancy of the most learned men. The immediate agency of the Spirit, by working on the dead and discordant elements, combined, arranged, and ripened them into a state adapted for being the scene of a new creation. 3 Y dijo Dios: Sea la luz; y fue la luz. And in what did this image of God consist? Hitherto it had been said, Let there be light, and Let there be a firmament: but now the word of command is turned into a word of consultation, Let us make man - For whose sake the rest of the creatures were made. Ricompensa che consiste in un paese ed un popolo che egli dovrà amministrare. 1. Observe, 1. That man was made last of all the creatures, which was both an honourand a favour to him: an honour, for the creation was to advance from that which was less perfect, to that which was more so and a favour, for it was not fit he should be lodged in the palace designed for him, till it was completely fitted and furnished for his reception. God said--This phrase, which occurs so repeatedly in the account means: willed, decreed, appointed; and the determining will of God was followed in every instance by an immediate result. Time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time. Dio ha creato ogni cosa dal nulla con la Sua parola (Salmi 33:6, 9; Ebrei 11:3) ha parlato e la materia sorse (Genesi 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20) non aveva bisogno di una sostanza preesistente. The account of this new creation properly begins at the end of this second verse; and the details of the process are described in the natural way an onlooker would have done, who beheld the changes that successively took place. (2.) The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The sun is the greatest light of all, and the most glorious anduseful of all the lamps of heaven; a noble instance of the Creator's wisdom, power and goodness, and an invaluable blessing to the creatures of this lower world. Lettura commentata di Genesi 1-11 - Carlo Miglietta Tutte le lezioni sono disponibili in mp3, via web o da scaricare per ascoltarle quando vuoi tu. The complacency God took in his work. Dio vi ha detto di non mangiare da nessun albero del giardino?». Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven - God had said. Thus a large part of the earth was left "dry land," and thus were formed oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers which, though each having its own bed, or channel, are all connected with the sea ( Job 38:10 , Ecclesiastes 1:7 ). Not in the erect form or features of man, not in his intellect, for the devil and his angels are, in this respect, far superior; not in his immortality, for he has not, like God, a past as well as a future eternity of being; but in the moral dispositions of his soul, commonly called original righteousness ( Ecclesiastes 7:29 ). 16. two great lights--In consequence of the day being reckoned as commencing at sunset--the moon, which would be seen first in the horizon, would appear "a great light," compared with the little twinkling stars; while its pale benign radiance would be eclipsed by the dazzling splendor of the sun; when his resplendent orb rose in the morning and gradually attained its meridian blaze of glory, it would appear "the greater light" that ruled the day. Man was to be a creature different from all that had been hitherto made. 1, 2. those hollows which were fitted for their reception. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The soul is a spirit, an intelligent, immortal spirit, an active spirit, herein resembling God, the Father of spirits, and the soul of the world. All rights reserved. 2. the earth was without form and void--or in "confusion and emptiness," as the words are rendered in Isaiah 34:11 . The command givenconcerning them. Il racconto è attribuito alla “corrente sacerdotale”, le cui caratteristiche sono chiare: presentano di Dio un’immagine molto pura e trascendente, usando una schematizzazione di formule, e rivelando una precisa finalità culturale giacch… This globe, at some undescribed period, having been convulsed and broken up, was a dark and watery waste for ages perhaps, till out of this chaotic state, the present fabric of the world was made to arise. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. the Spirit of God moved--literally, continued brooding over it, as a fowl does, when hatching eggs. Genesi. Daniele Salamone. And God saw that it was good. And now as God reviewed his work, let us review our meditations upon it; let us stir up ourselves, and all that is within us, to worship him that made the, heaven, earth, and sea, and the fountains of waters. 24. beasts of the earth--(2) wild animals, whose ravenous natures were then kept in check, and (3) all the various forms of creeping things--from the huge reptiles to the insignificant caterpillars. Io me ne vado senza figli e l`erede della mia casa è Eliezer di Damasco". “Il serpente era il più astuto di tutti gli animali dei campi che Dio il SIGNORE aveva fatti. 1 A Commentary on the Story of Creation (Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 RSV) The opening chapters of the Bible are essential for our understanding of the rest of it. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. And therefore God himself not only undertakes to make, but is pleased so to express himself, as if he called a council to consider of the making of him; Let us make man - The three persons of the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, consult about it, and concur in it; because man, when he was made, was to be dedicated and devoted to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 2 La terra era informe e deserta e le tenebre ricoprivano l’abisso e lo spirito di Dio aleggiava sulle acque. 3 - 5. (3-5) The first day of creation: light is created and divided from the darkness. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. When this work was produced; In the beginning - That is,in the beginning of time. FOURTH DAY. For, 1. Both these lights may be said to be "made" on the fourth day--not created, indeed, for it is a different word that is here used, but constituted, appointed to the important and necessary office of serving as luminaries to the world, and regulating by their motions and their influence the progress and divisions of time. Observe 3. Download Full PDF Package. 2. Every object was in its right place, every vegetable process going on in season, every animal in its structure and instincts suited to its mode of life and its use in the economy of the world. 1 *Rachele, vedendo che non partoriva figli a *Giacobbe, invidiò sua sorella, e disse a Giacobbe: «Dammi dei figli, altrimenti muoio». He madethe stars also - Which are here spoken of only in general; for the scriptures were written not to gratify our curiosity, but to lead us to God. The waters which covered the earth were ordered to retire, and to gather into one place, viz. That man was made male and female, and blessed with fruitfulness. 6. firmament--an expanse--a beating out as a plate of metal: a name given to the atmosphere from its appearing to an observer to be the vault of heaven, supporting the weight of the watery clouds. "He spake and it was done. They must be for the direction of actions: they are for signs of the change of weather, that the husbandman may order his affairs with discretion. The review and approbation of the whole work, ver. SIXTH DAY. Good, for it is serviceable to man, whom God had appointed lord of the visible creation. After this preface, the narrative is confined to the earth. 9. let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place--The world was to be rendered a terraqueous globe, and this was effected by a volcanic convulsion on its surface, the upheaving of some parts, the sinking of others, and the formation of vast hollows, into which the waters impetuously rushed, as is graphically described ( Psalms 104:6-9 ) [HITCHCOCK]. 5 E Dio chiamò la luce ‘giorno’, e le tenebre ‘notte’. Introduzione e commento a Genesi 1-11 8810402464, 9788810402467. The author and cause of this great work, God. Genesis 1:1, 2 . Lifeis a wasting thing, its strength is not the strength of stones; therefore the wise Creator not only made the individuals, but provided for the propagating of the several species, Genesis 1:22.God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply - Fruitfullness is the effect of God's blessing, and must be ascribed to it; the multiplying of the fish and fowl from year to year, is still the fruit of this blessing here.See note at "Ge 1:20 See note at "Ge 1:20 See note at "Ge 1:20. The review God took of his work, he saw every thing that he hadmade - So he doth still; all the works of his hands are under his eye; he that made all sees all. The manner how this work was effected; God created, thatis, made it out of nothing. Genesi 1:1. ‘In principio Dio creò il cielo e la terra’. Good, for it is all for God's glory; there is that in the whole visible creation which is a demonstration of God's being and perfections, and which tends to beget in the soul of man a religious regard to him. Io sono il tuo scudo; la tua ricompensa sarà molto grande". God's image upon man consists in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness. Al riguardo, merita una speciale attenzione l’interpretazione di Barth. Leggiamo allora, nel libro della Genesi, al capitolo 3 dal versetto 1 al 6: la tentazione di Adamo ed Eva. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. La creazione nella teologia, fra fede e scienza, di Giulio Maspero; La creazione nei racconti del Vicino Oriente Antico, di Gian Luigi Prato; Presentare Genesi 1 e 2: Adamo, Eva e la creazione del mondo nell’annuncio della fede e nella catechesi, di Andrea Lonardo; Per approfondimenti su Genesi, vai alla sezione Sacra Scrittura. 1. That man's creation was a mere signal act of divine wisdom and power,than that of the other creatures. That God gave to man a dominion over the inferior creatures, over fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air - Though man provides for neither, he has power over both, much more over every living thing that moveth upon the earth - God designed hereby to put an honour upon man, that he might find himself the more strongly obliged to bring honour to his Maker. of Should we ask why God made the world no sooner, we should but darken counsel by words without knowledge; for how could there be sooner or later in eternity? Observe, 2, The blessing of them in order to their continuance. A large inheritance; replenish the earth, in which God has set man to be the servant of his providence, in the government of the inferior creatures, and as it were the intelligence of this orb; to be likewise the collector of his praises in this lower world, and lastly, to be a probationer for a better state. FOURTH DAY. 4. divided the light from darkness--refers to the alternation or succession of the one to the other, produced by the daily revolution of the earth round its axis. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Observe, 2. In his nature, not that of his body, for God has not a body, but that of his soul. (1.) The intent of the creation story is not to give a lesson in physics or Good, for it is all agreeable to the mind of the creator. Genesi 1 e 2. Generare figli diviene la condizione di vivere dopo la morte. E Dio disse: 3 ‘Sia la luce!’ E la luce fu. A farther advance was made by the creation of terrestrial animals, all the various species of which are included in three classes: (1) cattle, the herbivorous kind capable of labor or domestication. They must be for the distinction of times, of day and night, summer and winter. It is expressive of omnipotent power; and by its use here in the plural form, is obscurely taught at the opening of the Bible, a doctrine clearly revealed in other parts of it, namely, that though God is one, there is a plurality of persons in the Godhead--Father, Son, and Spirit, who were engaged in the creative work ( Proverbs 8:27 , John 1:3 John 1:10 , Ephesians 3:9 , Hebrews 1:2 , Job 26:13 ).