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Bibil Identifier bibil:223190
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Genesis 1,28 and the Divine Imperatives for Sustainable Ecology
Author Nwaoru, Emmanuel O.
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 153)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 3-17 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The text of Genesis 1,28 contains a chain of five imperatives – pe (be fruitful), re (multiply, be many), mil’û (fill), kibšû (subdue) and re (+ be; rule over) – to which some commentators and environmentalists trace the present-day ecological problems and abuses. This article seeks to look afresh at the text vis-à-vis those imperatives and some other imperatives in biblical and non-biblical contexts. It argues that a proper interpretation and execution of the divine mandate in Gen 1,28 would lead to discovering the will of God for a healthier relationship between human beings and other creatures; and that the world’s ecosystem would be better for it.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ecology
Pericopes Genesis 1,28
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