Genesis 1:1 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics"THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS" (2Pe 3:5, 2Pe 3:6). See Structure shown in Genesis Book comments. Creation in eternity past, to which all Fossils and "Remains" belong.
God. Hebrew. Elohim, plural. First occurrence connects it with creation, and denotes, by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures. See App-4. The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause, on "God" as being Himself the great worker, separating the Worker from His work.
created (singular) Occurs 6 times in this Introduction. Other acts 46 times. See App-5. Perfection implied. Deu 32:4. 2Sa 22:31. Job 38:7. Psalm 111; Psa 147:3-5. Pro 3:19. Ecc 3:11-14. [Even the Greek Cosmos = ornament. Exo 33:4-6. Isa 49:18. Jer 4:30. Eze 7:20. 1Pe 3:3.]
the heaven and the earth. With Hebrew Particle 'eth before each, emphasizing the article "the", and thus distinguishing both from Gen 2:1. "Heavens" in Hebrew, always in plural. See note on Deu 4:26.
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Ethelbert William Bullinger AKC (1837 – 1913) was an Anglican clergyman, biblical scholar, and ultradispensationalist theologian.