Translations of Genesis

© 2007 Laurence H. Kant

Genesis 1:1-3: While THE ALL was beginning to shape boundless space and matter, the earth was topsy-turvy, darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the breath of THE ALL lovingly hovered over the face of the waters, THE ALL said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”

Genesis 2:4-7: On the day that ALL THAT IS shaped substance and boundless space—when no seedlings of the field were yet on the earth and no plants of the field had yet sprouted, and there was no human to work the soil, because ALL THAT IS had not soaked the earth with moisture, a river would gush up from the earth and water all the face of the soil. ALL THAT IS formed the human from clay in the soil, blowing into its airways the burning breath of life, and the human became a person.”

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For discussion of my translations of “God” and “The Lord God,” see the category, “Definitions”: http://mysticscholar.org/2010/12/07/translating-god-and-lord/

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DR. LAURENCE H. KANT (LARRY KANT), MYSTIC SCHOLAR: Engaged Mysticism and Scholarship in the Pursuit of Wisdom; Discovering meaning in every issue and facet of life; Integrating scholarship, spirituality, mysticism, poetry, community, economics, and politics seamlessly. Historian of Religion: Ph.D., Yale University, 1993 (Department of Religious Studies); Exchange Scholar, Harvard University, Rabbinics, 1983-84; M.A., 1982, Yale, 1982 (Department of Religious Studies); M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1981; B.A., Classics (Greek and Latin), Tufts University, 1978; Wayland High School (Wayland, MA), 1974. Served on the faculty of Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), York University (Toronto), and Lexington Theological Seminary (Lexington, KY). Works in many languages: Ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, English, French, Italian, German, Modern Greek (some Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish). Holder of numerous honors and awards, including The Rome Prize in Classics (Prix de Rome) and Fellow of the American Academy of Rome.
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