It’s Friday and here is the latest installment from this great series on Genesis by KD Manes. Enjoy. Comments disabled here, so head over and share your thoughts with KD.
In my last post, Chiastic Structures, I shared my discovery of Chiasms in the Bible.
A quick review of a chiasm: Repetition of similar ideas in the reverse sequence, put together much like a sandwich with the meat (main idea) in the middle.
You may view this chiasm in a Word document here: Chiastic Structure of Gen. 8:15-9:7.
Okay, I’m reverting back to the American linear approach with the main idea first (meat of the sandwich); the bread second, and the condiments last.
The Meat/Main Idea:
God smelled the soothing aroma of Noah’s sacrifice and declared three promises (8:21-22). In response to Noah’s obedience and grateful sacrifice, God speaks openly to Noah (9:1-17), which includes the great Noahic covenant for post-flood mankind.
Covenant—a binding promise—is a common theme throughout Scripture, initiated by God with His people…
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