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Creation
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The divine act of bringing the universe and all that inhabits it into existence. The biblical presentation of creation is neither scientific nor monolithic, but testifies to the beauty and complexity of this foundational event in ancient Israel’s consciousness.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Creation
Creation The divine act of bringing the universe and all that inhabits it into existence. The biblical presentation of creation is neither scientific nor monolithic, but testifies to the beauty and complexity of this foundational event in ancient Israel’s consciousness.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Creation
CREATION The divine act of making something out of nothing; the divine act of bringing the world into ordered existence. Human beings unaided by divine revelation cannot arrive at the biblical doctrine of Creation by theological, philosophical, or scientific speculation. According to the Bible, knowledge
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Creation
creation, the act of God by which the universe came into being. The Bible’s first account of creation is provided in Gen. 1:1–2:3 (or 2:4a). This text is generally attributed to a sixth-century bce priestly author (designated by the siglum P), who wanted to challenge other versions of the origin of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Creation
CREATION. The work of God in bringing all things into existence. The definitive passage is Gen 1:1, upon which must rest all biblical theology. God the Creator is a personal trinity, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. God alone is eternal, and is both immanent and transcendent with respect to His
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Creation
CreationThe concept of creation in the OT and NT exhibits at least two distinct yet interrelated meanings. Creation can refer to the primordial origination of the world, the beginning of history (e.g., creatio ex nihil.). In addition, biblical creation can connote the continuing order and maintenance
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Creation
Creation. †A divine act in which God called into being “heaven and earth”—or all of reality—out of “nothing” or without resorting to any preexisting matter.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Creation
CREATION The formation of the universe out of nothing by the action of God.The creation account in Genesis may use figurative language (see “Truth of the Creation Account” below), but it is very different from the creation myths of Israel’s pagan neighbors. In those myths, creation was the result of
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Creation, Cosmology
Creation, CosmologyBecause the world and its origin, structure and destiny (cosmology) are not treated systematically in the works under consideration, gaps must be filled in from what we suppose was commonly known. Several words impinge on this semantic area: kosmos (“world”), aiōn (“age”), (“earth”),
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Creation
Creation. In theology, the notion that the Universe was brought into being out of nothing by the free act of God, hence termed the Creator.This doctrine, esp. characteristic of the Judaeo-Christian tradition, is to be contrasted with such theories as *pantheism and emanationism on the one hand and *dualism
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Creation
Creation. (The creation of all things is ascribed in the Bible to God, and is the only reasonable account of the origin of the world. The method of creation is not stated in Genesis, and as far as the account there is concerned, each part of it may be, after the first acts of creation, by evolution,
Key passages
Ge 1:1–2:25

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth— Now the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. And God saw …