Creation myth

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The Creation (c. 1896–1902) by James Tissot. An interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative from the first book of the Torah (commonly known as the Book of Genesis)

A creation myth is a symbolic narrative of how the world began.


  • The Biblical words about the genesis of heaven and earth are not words of information but words of appreciation. The story of creation is not a description of how the world came into being but a song about the glory of the world's having come into being.

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