6) Close this chapter by prayerfully reading Ps 104.

This psalm serves as an inspired commentary on the first two chapters of Genesis.[1]

Note the correspondence between Day 1 and verses 1–2a; Day 2 and vv. 2b–3; Day 3 and vv. 5–18; Day 4 and vv. 19–23; Day 5 and vv. 24–26; Day 6 and vv. 27–30; and Day 7 with vv. 31–32.

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What new insights have you gained by reading Gen 1–2 in its Ancient Near Eastern context?





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[1]John E. Goldingay, Psalms 90–150 (BCOTWP; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), 182.