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Genesis 1 Vocabulary

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ex nihilo
out of nothing
angels
non-corporeal, spiritual beings
fallen angels
demons
chaos
formless wasteland, mighty wind, raging water, darkness
primordial
original, first
genesis
origin, beginning
Hebrew people
ethnicity of the Israelites who were later called the Jews
cosmogony
a view of the universe
floodgates
sliding doorways in the "dome" above the sky
sheol
the "underworld" below the ground
abyss
the dark deep of the primordial ocean below the earth
leviathan
the legendary sea creature
order
purpose of the structure of the seven days of creation
stewards
caretakers, governors
luminaries
bringers of light to the world; governors of time
Sabbath
a weekly day of rest
holy
set apart, special, sacred
imago dei
image of God
inalienable
not able to be foreign; innate, inborn, inherent, or natural
dignity
worth of value
adama
earth
adam
man, human
ruah
breath, wind, spirit
nephesh
Latin for soul
heart
center of the human person
conscience
decision-making center of the person
inspiration
to be breathed into
revelation
to show, to reveal
creationism
the belief that creation happened exactly as it says in the Book of Genesis, literally
cosmological evolution
the evolution of the universe
biological evolution
the evolution of living creatures
human evolution
the evolution of human beings
spiritual soul
does not evolve, but is immediately created by God during conception and united with the physical body
eternal
outside time and space
finite
limited, with boundaries, can only be in one place at one time
infinite
unlimited, no boundaries, can be everywhere at the same time
27 billion BC
Big Bang; universe started to evolve
7 billion BC
earth evolved
3.5 billion BC
biological life began
7 million BC
hominids evolved
200,000 BC
Homo sapiens evolved
10,000 BC
God specially chose two Homo sapiens and specially created a soul for each of them at the moment of their conception; we call them the first full human beings; our first set of ancestral parents; we call them Adam and Eve
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