Creation is a theme that runs from Genesis to Revelation; it permeates every book of the Scripture. While creation language is used to describe the origin of the world in Genesis 1-2, the language of creation is actually found more frequently in reference to the creation of the nation of Israel and the promise of new creation in Messiah Yeshua.
In this course, we will begin by investigating the concept of creation in the cognitive environment of ancient Israel and her neighbors. This will provide us with a base understanding for why such language is used and why we will find frequent quotation and allusion to the mandate given to Adam and Eve in the Garden, "be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it."
This same mandate is given to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and to the nation of Israel. Yet Israel fails to carry out this mandate, becoming part of the problem instead of the solution. The prophets foretell of a future time when Israel will again bear fruit, and the Apostolic Writings (New Testament) pick up on this theme and declare that Yeshua is launching a kingdom revolution to finally accomplish the job given to Adam.
This course is approximately 4 hours in length.