Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Performative Statements and Tense/Gender/Number Change

Performative Statements and Tense/Gender/Number Change

  • Performative – Every statement of God is a performative statement leading directly to action.
  • Number – (1:26) There is the single tense change to the plural indicating some third party group.  Much debate exists on this group.
  • Number – (1:29) Second person plural pronoun is the object.  God directly addresses his creation only in the case of man.
  • Number – (1:27) Man (him → singular) is clarified to be Male and Female (them → plural)

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