First Things First - In the Creation of the Universe: A Conciliatory Translation of Genesis

8 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2009

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Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Institute of World Politics; International Program in Bioethics, U. of Porto; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

Date Written: August 4, 2009

Abstract

A proposed translation of the inception of The Genesis, compatible with modern knowledge and current scientific understanding is submitted, along with the methodology used to compose the rendition. The exercise is not an attempt to prove - or disprove - the existence of God, but is meant to present a literal translation of the Bible that is not anachronistic, nor one forced to rely on allegory or analogy to reconcile it with modern thought.

Keywords: genesis, science and religion, law and science, creation, evolution, intelligent design, mathematics and religion, biblical interpretation, science education, biblical exigesis

JEL Classification: B3, B31, B30, D8, D83, D84, C12, K29, Z00

Suggested Citation

Billauer, Barbara P., First Things First - In the Creation of the Universe: A Conciliatory Translation of Genesis (August 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1443996 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443996

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