The notion of God as the Creator is wrong, claims a top academic, who believes the Bible has been wrongly translated for thousands of years.
Professor Ellen van Wolde, a respected Old Testament scholar and author, claims the first sentence of Genesis "in the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth" is not a true translation of the Hebrew.
She claims she has carried out fresh textual analysis that suggests the writers of the great book never intended to suggest that God created the world -- and in fact the Earth was already there when he created humans and animals.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 11:45 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
What do you think of her claims of mis-translation?
Answer by IhartU at 7:41 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Wow...I would say that her revelation is a great one to think about. I think I agree with her. Many Hebrew translations here misinterpreted throughout the bible,amongst many other things. There is a such thing, an energy, that is known as "Heka." Many ppl believe that "heka" was misinterpreted to be known as "God," when in fact they contradict one another. I think that ppl should listen to her. She isn't saying that God does not exist or that He is not great; She is saying that there was a beginning and IN that beginning was God, but that God is not THE beginning. The truth is always hidden in plan sight.
Answer by sugahmamma at 8:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
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Answer by Amaranth361 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
generally speaking, things are lost in translation, i almost became a spanish translator.... you can never say the exact same thing with the same implications to different cultures.... i wouldnt doubt during the many transitions the bible has gone through to become one of the versions we use now... i dont know what those lost part or wrong parts are so it is also a good thing that i dont take it literally but understand that most things are metaphors in the book.
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