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Weekend Edition, July 21, 2006
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network
is an interfaith website. Faith is a precious
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Now the earth was unformed and void, and
darkness was upon the face of the deep; and
the spirit of God hovered over the face of the
And God said: 'Let there be light' And there was
And God saw the light, that it was good; and
God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness
He called Night And there was evening and
there was morning, one day.
And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in the
midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters'.
And God made the firmament, and divided the
waters which were under the firmament from the
waters which were above the firmament; and it
And God called the firmament Heaven And there
was evening and there was morning, a second
And God said: 'Let the waters under the heaven
be gathered together unto one place, and let the
dry land appear' And it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth, and the
gathering together of the waters called He Seas;
and God saw that it was good.
the seed thereof, upon the earth' And it was so.
thereof, after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
And God said: 'Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be
for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth' And it was so.
And God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the
night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
And God said: 'Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let fowl fly above the earth in the open
firmament of heaven'.
And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that creepeth, wherewith the waters swarmed,
after its kind, and every winged fowl after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the
And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
---From the First Book of Genesis
This is the text of the public domain 1917 Jewish Publication Societies' English translation of the Jewish Bible, the Tanach.
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And now, the Last Word:
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God
bursts through everywhere.
Son of a Unitarian minister, Emerson formulated and articulated the philosophy of Transcendentalism.
What's new on the site:
1. The Speakpage
The Speakpage is a board,
for comments, stories and even
The current question is:
Do you think you've ever been
'touched' by an angel?'
By popular demand, you can now go
back in time and visit (or revisit)
past home pages. They are listed
by date and general topic.
---USA: UAC Sends A Challenge
To All Patriotic American
---USA: House votes to keep
'under God' in pledge
try to save the souls of
Pol Pot's men
religion in the news
Also new on the site:
Rabbi Chaim Mentz
discusses the Middle
Part two of Mimi
Mycroft's story about
the death of a friend.