尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 25
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
25 / 50.
25:1 亚伯拉罕又娶了一个妻子，名叫基土拉。25:2 基土拉给他生了心兰、约珊、米但、米甸、伊施巴和书亚。25:3 约珊生了示巴和底但，而底但的子孙是亚书利人、利都示人和利乌米人。25:4 米甸的儿子是以法、以弗、哈诺、亚比大和以勒大。这些人都是基土拉的子孙。25:5 亚伯拉罕把自己一切所有的都给了以撒。25:6 亚伯拉罕把礼物分给他庶出的众子，在自己还活着的时候，就打发他们离开他的儿子以撒，向东面行，往东方的地去。25:7 亚伯拉罕一生的年日是一百七十五岁。25:8 亚伯拉罕寿高年老，享尽天年，气绝而死，归到他的先人那里去了。25:9 他的儿子以撒和以实玛利把他埋葬在麦比拉洞里。这洞是在幔利前面，赫人琐辖的儿子以弗仑的田间，25:10 就是亚伯拉罕从赫人那里买来的那块田。亚伯拉罕和他的妻子撒拉都埋葬在那里。25:11 亚伯拉罕死后， 神赐福给他的儿子以撒；那时，以撒住在庇耳．拉海．莱附近。25:12 以下是撒拉的婢女埃及人夏甲，给亚伯拉罕所生的儿子以实玛利的后代。25:13 以实玛利的众子，按着他们的家谱，名字如下：以实玛利的长子是尼拜约，其次是基达、押德别、米比衫、25:14 米施玛、度玛、玛撒、25:15 哈达、提玛、伊突、拿非施和基底玛。25:16 这些都是以实玛利的儿子。他们的村庄和营地都按着他们的名字命名；他们作了十二族的族长。25:17 以实玛利一生的岁数，是一百三十七岁；他气绝而死，归到他的先人那里去了。25:18 他的子孙住在哈腓拉直到埃及东面的书珥，通往亚述的道上。以实玛利却住在自己众兄弟的东面。25:19 以下是亚伯拉罕的儿子以撒的后代。亚伯拉罕生以撒。25:20 以撒娶利百加为妻的时候，正四十岁。利百加是巴旦．亚兰地、亚兰人彼土利的女儿，是亚兰人拉班的妹妹。25:21 以撒因为自己的妻子不生育，就为她恳求耶和华。耶和华应允了他，他的妻子利百加就怀了孕。25:22 双胎在她腹中彼此碰撞，她就说：“若是这样，我为甚么活着呢？”她就去求问耶和华。25:23 耶和华回答她：“两国在你肚里，两族从你腹中要分出来；将来这族必强过那族，大的要服事小的。”25:24 到了生产的时候，她肚腹中果然是一对双生子。25:25 先出来的，全身赤红有毛，像毛衣一样，他们就给他起名叫以扫。25:26 随后，他的弟弟也出来了，他的手抓住以扫的脚跟，因此就给他起名叫雅各。利百加生下两个儿子的时候，以撒年正六十岁。25:27 两个孩子渐渐长大；以扫善于打猎，喜欢生活在田野；雅各为人安静，常常住在帐棚里。25:28 以撒爱以扫，因为他常吃以扫的野味；利百加却爱雅各。25:29 有一次，雅各正在煮豆汤的时候，以扫从田野回来，疲乏得很。25:30 以扫对雅各说：“求你把这红豆汤给我喝吧，因为我疲乏得很。”因此，以扫的名字又叫以东。25:31 雅各说：“你要先把你的长子名分卖给我。”25:32 以扫说：“我快要死了，这长子名分对我有甚么益处呢？”25:33 雅各说：“你先向我起誓吧。”以扫就向他起了誓，把自己的长子名分卖给雅各。25:34 于是，雅各把饼和红豆汤给了以扫；以扫吃了，喝了，就起来走了。以扫就这样轻看了他的长子名分。
25:1 Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah.25:2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.25:3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.25:4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.25:5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.25:6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.25:7 Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.25:8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.25:9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite,25:10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites.(Or the descendants of Heth) There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.25:11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.25:12 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.25:13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,25:14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,25:15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.25:16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.25:17 Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.25:18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward(Or lived to the east of) all the tribes related to them.25:19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,25:20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram(That is, Northwest Mesopotamia) and sister of Laban the Aramean.25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.25:22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.25:23 The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”25:24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.25:25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.(Esau may mean hairy.)25:26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.(Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.) Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.25:27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.25:29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.25:30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.(Edom means red.))25:31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”25:32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”25:33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.
宇宙为何以及如何诞生？为何宇宙大爆炸有一个从无到有的“开始”？为何生命会从“无”诞生到“有”？为何会有复杂、精密的生命的存在？为什么人体内的 DNA 和细胞像微观世界一样复杂而精确，却以高度有序的方式完成其工作，就像被设计和编程的另一个宇宙一样？
In an era where science can nearly explain everything, we have become accustomed to everything that happens in this world and everything around us, no matter how incredible it is, or even accustomed to stop thinking about its incredibility.
Why and how did the universe come from? Why does the universe's big bang have a "start" from nothing? Why is life born from "nothing" to "life"? Why is there complex, sophisticated creatures? Why is the DNA and cells in our body as complex and precise as a microcosm, but complete its work in a highly orderly manner, just like another universe designed and programmed?
Whether it is the elliptical orbit of Comet Halley, the romantic heart-shaped function of Descartes, the graceful golden section of the human body, the Six-sided snowflake falling from the sky, or even a leaf falling, all are wonderful function equations. As big as the universe and as small as snowflakes, divine order can be seen in these formulas.
The explosion brought about destruction. Originally, there was nothing, but the "Big Bang" produced time, matter, and space. There was no gradual development, no transitional forms, but a binary flip, from "non-existence" to "existence." The universe is complex and vast, but it can be described by highly ordered mathematical formulas, gave birth to order and even life. This alone is unbelievable enough to let people explore the truth throughout their lives.
What is the evidence for the "abiogenesis", which is "something can come from nothing"? How to get life from non-life? Why do we still not know how to actually create life from dead stuff, but frankly assume that life can be born from non-life?
The truth behind the universe is so incredible and mysterious, life is so incredible, we are so accustomed to it, we are no longer lamenting the incredibility of all this.
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20
"The end of science is theology." I believe that although science has its limitations and theology provides the answer, theology is not to explain the deficiency of science, and science alone cannot reach the core of theology. However, science and theology are not opposites, and they do not prevent us from remaining awed on the road to exploring knowledge.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1
The magnificent scenery of nature can easily make people awe-inspiring, but I find that even the most slight sceneries that are most overlooked in daily life are also part of the "skies". You can think of "big" naturally from "big", but if you can also see "big" from "small", "big" is even more glorious.
In this series, I am not trying to answer the above questions or to express my views and positions on the above questions. I just saw the "traces" and "majesty" left by the "creator" in some slight scenes that we are accustomed to and even ignore.
Therefore, I created a rule: trying to see "big" from "small" - with awe and curiosity, through daily neglected slight scenes, with “small scale” as the window, to explore and think about the relationship between the universe, life, eternity and creation.
- Boshan Zhou
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