The Structure of Genesis

The Book of Genesis is divided into 10 separate sections, each basically beginning with the phrase “These are the generations of.”  A careful analysis shows that in each of these literary units there is a form of symmetry in the various stories and the way they are told. This symmetry is barely perceptible in the first few units and slowly evolves as one proceeds into the book. The last section, the Joseph saga, is beautifully arranged in terms of large literary units, intermediate ones, and right down to individual verses. In other words, structure evolves from chaos just as God created order out of disorder.

Conquering Chaos (2009) (32″ x 16 1/2″)
construction in type case´╗┐

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