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AN ALTERNATIVE GENESIS

GEN 1:24

JERUSALEM BIBLE (ALTERNATIVE GENESIS)

God said 'Let the earth produce every kind of living creature, cattle, reptiles, and every kind of wild beast.' And it was so.

The Shining Onessaid, 'Let the land be a sanctuary for all living things - all domestic animals, reptiles, and every kind of wild beast'. And it was so.

Despite the biblical translation, the text does not include a word meaning 'produce'; instead, it uses = tosewhich meant 'escape'; presumably an escape for the animals from their predators, and particularly, exploitation by Man. For this reason, we have chosen the term 'sanctuary' in the belief that the Shining Onesforbade any indiscriminate killing by Man.

 


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