Creation and Commission: Genesis 1 to 3 – Translation and Commentary

Nowhere in the Genesis narrative is the process of geological stratification referred to as such (although it may possibly be presupposed in Genesis 1:1 or 1:2 or 1:9bc or in 7:10- 19, or partially or wholly or successively on all of these different occasions).   Cf., however, Job 38:1-7 & Psalms 90:1-4 & 104:1-8 & Hebrews 11:3 & Second Peter 3:4-6.

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On the process of fossilization of once-living creatures (assuming all or some fossils are indeed remnants of such and not merely analogous artifacts of never-alive creatures), cf. the notes below at Genesis 1:11h & 1:21e.