What do we learn about God and humankind (theology and anthropology) in Genesis 1-3?

What do we learn about God and humankind (theology and anthropology) in Genesis 1-3?

  • Submitted By: denzo
  • Date Submitted: 08/14/2015 6:44 AM
  • Category: Religion
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What a God there was in creation, furthermore what a God there is in redemption. The God who gave the Bible as a revelation to humanity that reveals His character. The God who is love who loved His creation first before creation loved Him.1 The God who created the heavens and the earth in the beginning (Genesis 1:1). The God who answers all questions about origins of the earth and human life in His word which became flesh.2 The origin of man is that God made man from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him (Genesis 2:7).

The stories recorded in (Genesis 1-3) are about the theology (the nature of God) and anthropology (the nature of humans). The word theology comes from two Greek words, theos (God) and logos (word). The study of God, His word, and His attributes in correlation to the universe as He is revealed in the Scriptures, religious faith, practice, and experience. Anthropology is made up of two Greek words logia (study) and anthropos (humans) studying what makes us human, our origins, physically, culturally, biologically development characteristics, social customs and beliefs.

In (Genesis 1-3) there are major themes to learn about, these themes are creation, sin and judgement. These themes are represented in the forms of relationships between Adam and God before Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden and between Adam and Eve outside of the Garden of Eden and God. Their relationship before the fall and after the fall. The recording in these passages of scripture describes what happens to these relationships expressing understanding of human life and God. Accordingly we can see from this that everything else in Scripture is a development of these three concepts. Therefore they provide the basis through which human existence, with all its problems, is viewed and defined.

Genesis begins with two accounts of creation, one in chapter one called the Priestly account and the second called the Yahwistic account in chapter...

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