Old Testament

Week 3: The Creation

Genesis 1–2; Moses 2–3; Abraham 3–4

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21 September 2017


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The Book of Abraham is an excellent example of an ancient geocentric cosmology: The celestial bodies “standeth above the earth…one planet above another, until thou come nigh unto [the star] Kolob…[which] is set nigh unto the throne of God” (Abraham 3:5, 9). This image models the cosmology of Abraham 3:1–18:


Retired BYU professor Bill Hamblin explores the meaning of the word firmament in the Genesis creation account. (This video is part of his “Biblical explorations” series on Genesis 1.)