Why Seven is the Bible’s Magic Number

Dave Cover

Genesis 1:1-2:3 is a complex, highly sophisticated, poetic prelude to the rest of the Bible. It’s a kind of microcosm of the Bible’s bigger story; a window through which we can see God’s ultimate plan for our lives. Let’s look through that window together in this episode.Jesus seems to indicate that Genesis was part of the writings of Moses.Luke 24:27 NIVAnd beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.Luke 24:44 NIVHe said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”Jesus quoted from Genesis 1:27 and 2:24 as true.Mark 10:5–9 NIV1Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”Mentioned in this episode:The Genealogical Adam and Eve, written by Professor of Biology and Washington University, is a helpful scientific look into Genesis that also interacts intelligently with the biblical text. Unmentioned in this episode but recommended:The Lost World of Genesis One, by Old Testament Professor John H. Walton.Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodThis podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.