“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
King James Version (KJV)
Mike's comment on 2020-06-28 07:41:13:
God created great whales (Hebrew: tannyn). The "tanniyn" swallow as illustrated in Jer 51:34 where it shows the king of Babylon swallowing like a dragon (tanniyn).
Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
But in the case of Genesis 1:21,it speaks of the "swallowing up of death" by life which becomes a source of the praise of God by His people among the nations of this world. The "saying"the praise of Godcomes to pass: "death is swallowed up in victory".
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.(55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Death is swallowed up of life.
2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
In Isaiah ch 25,it opens with the praise of God.
Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
And tells us that He will swallow up death in victory and we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.(8) He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.(9) And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
Riley's comment on 2011-11-24 10:14:27:
which the waters brought forth aboundantly; is this in some way stating the life did indeed come from the waters?
Pachomius's comment on 2011-06-26 22:37:55:
"... and every winged fowl after its kind..."
So, the insoluble question which comes first, the chicken or the egg, follow the lead in the Bible, it's the chicken.
That is also what any engineer will do, first make the chicken with an egg inside, which chicken will lay the egg and hatch it at the same time protecting it while hatching it.
If an engineer contrives the egg first, how is it going to survive without a chicken to protect it?
See, the Lord is pretty smart, he made the chicken first with an egg already inside; what a terrific package, only the Lord could and did do that.
All praise to the Lord!