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Creatio ex nihilo
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[German Version]

I. Bible – II. Dogmatics

I. Bible

1. Hebrew Bible

Older interpretations (most recently: Copan) of Gen 1:1, 2, that God created the tohuwabohu, etc. from nothing (Creation; Chaos: II) in order subsequently to shape it in the six days of creation have been abandoned. However one assesses the syntax of Gen 1:1–3, the consensus maintains: the framework of Gen 1:1+2:4a speaks of the creation of the ordered world of life, but Gen 1:2 mentions (de-mythologizing Mesopotamia…

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Groß, Walter and Link, Christian, “Creatio ex nihilo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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