Genesis – What was the writer’s intent?

It is fair to ask the question, “How did the writer intend his audience to read the content?” Genesis is written as history, and is not poetic like Psalms. The writer intended his audience to see the contents of his writings as having actually happened. The form of writing is distinctly different from Psalms, in which there are many allegorical and metaphorical components. It has become a recent fad for some scholars to reinterpret the writings of Genesis based on Egyptian cosmology or the perceived framework parallels. But what did the writer of Genesis intend his audience to understand? Hebrew scholars are nearly unanimous in their view that the writer intended his audience to see his writing as a historical account in which God created the universe in six literal days.

Further Research:

http://creation.com/hebrew-scholar-affirms-that-genesis-means-what-it-says-ting-wang

http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/otesources/01-genesis/text/articles-books/young_days1a-wtj.pdf

http://creation.com/is-genesis-poetry-figurative-a-theological-argument-polemic-and-thus-not-history

https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1538-is-the-genesis-creation-account-poetry

 

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