User:RekonDog/Abrahamic Philosophy & Science/The Fall of Man
Biblical Viewpoints: 
The Re-creation (Gap) Theory 
It also views that ha-Satan's fall is the 'gap' explained, between the verses contained in the first chapter of B'reshit, verse 1 and 2 of the Torah.
It however must explain the time period contained within the gap thereof, to help harmonize the creation account with modern scientific theoryb.
Initial Chaos Theory 
This argument briefly holds that the accounts portrayed in B'reshit (or Genesis), verse 1, would be an 'independent' introductory statement, set aside differently from verse 2. Verse 2 would describe the state of the initial creation as unformed and unfilled.
In other words, the universe is like untouched potter's clay, before the sculptor begins to fashion it.
The creation is not in an evil state, as the result of catastrophic fall, but merely in its initial unformed state, like a lump of clay in the potter's hands.
Verse 3 of the first chapter of B'reshit, and the following, begin to describe GOD's working and fashioning of the mass, transforming it from "chaos to cosmos".c
Procreation Chaos Theory 
This argument holds the view that verse 1 is understood either as a 'dependent' clause ("When GOD began to create...") or as an 'independent' introductory summary statement ("In the beginning GOD created...").
The creation account summarized in verse 1, begins in verse 2. This "creation" is not ex nihilo, but out of the stuff existing in verse 2. Where this comes from is not explained in these verses.
In effect, this view holds that the chaotic state does not occur between verses 1 and 2, but before verse 1 of an unspecified time. The absolute origin of matter is, then, not the subject of the "creation" account of the first chapter of B'reshit (or Genesis), but only the relative beginning of the world and civilization as we know it today.b
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