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Top Academic Says Genesis is Mistranslated: The Creator is Not God
54-year-old author and Old Testament Scholar Ellen van Wolde says that the Hebrew comprising the first sentence in the book of Genesis has been mistranslated to, to say that God created more than just animals and humans on an already present Earth.
Her thesis claims that "bara" is a Hebrew verb, which means to "spatially separate" - not "to create" - which is how it is currently translated. So rather, "In the beginning God separated the Heaven and the Earth."
Other ancient Mesopotamian creation stories and the whole of the Bible were taken into context when making her conclusion. She says God made some things, but "the usual idea of creating-out-of-nothing, creatio ex nihilo, is a big misunderstanding."