This quantity discusses the narrative of the construction of heaven, earth and light-weight within the first bankruptcy of Genesis and focuses generally on its later interpretations in several cultural and non secular contexts. After an introductory paper at the textual content of Genesis itself, the authors take care of receptions of this subject matter within the Prophet Jeremiah, Early Judaism, and the useless Sea Scrolls. They touch upon production debts within the old close to East, old Greece and old philosophy, reconstructing the earliest identified receptions of Genesis 1 in old philosophers like Numenius and Galen. They hint its impression within the Johannine, Petrine and Pauline traditions of Early Christianity, and stick with it all over the center a long time up until the present-day dialogue of layout in Nature.

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