Monday, February 17, 2020

Humans: Created to Have Dominion By Acting Together to Do Good

Then God blessed them, and God said to them,
“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it;
have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air,
and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
(1769 King James Version Genesis 1:28)

The English word “dominion” is associated with two other meanings -- “to tread on” and “to rule.” All three English words are “power” words.  

The Creator empowered the two humans to have power
over every living thing that moves on the earth.

But, The Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Volume 3 (p. 1190) contains a very important note about the Hebrew word translated “dominion”:

The basic meaning of the verb is not to rule;
the word actually denotes the traveling around of the shepherd with his flock.

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