尺寸：70.85 x 47.28 cm
Title: Genesis 6
Dimension: 70.85 x 47.28 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
6 / 50.
6:1 人在地上开始增多，又生养女儿的时候，6:2 神的众子看见人的女子美丽，就随意挑选，娶作妻子。6:3 耶和华说：“人既然是属肉体的，我的灵就不永远住在他里面，但他的日子还有一百二十年。”6:4 在那些日子和以后的日子，有巨人在地上； 神的儿子和人的女子结合，就生了上古英武有名的人物。6:5 耶和华看见人在地上的罪恶很大，终日心里思念的，尽都是邪恶的。6:6 于是，耶和华后悔造人在地上，心中忧伤。6:7 耶和华说：“我要把我创造的人，从地上消灭；无论是人或牲畜，是爬行的动物或是天空的飞鸟，我都要消灭，因为我后悔造了他们。”6:8 只有挪亚在耶和华眼前蒙恩。6:9 以下是挪亚的后代。挪亚是个义人，是当时一个完全人。挪亚和 神同行。6:10 挪亚生了三个儿子，就是闪、含、雅弗。6:11 当时，世界在 神面前败坏了，地上满了强暴。6:12 神观看大地，看见世界已经败坏了；全人类在地上所行的都是败坏的。6:13 神对挪亚说：“在我面前全人类的尽头已经来到，因为地上由于他们的缘故满了强暴。看哪，我要把他们和世界一起毁灭。6:14 你要用歌斐木做一艘方舟。方舟里面要做一些舱房；方舟的内外都要涂上沥青。6:15 你要这样做方舟：方舟要长一百三十三公尺，宽二十二公尺，高十三公尺。6:16 方舟上面四周要做透光口，高四十四公寸；方舟的门要开在旁边；方舟要分为上中下三层建造。6:17 看哪，我要使洪水临到地上，消灭天下的生物，就是有生气的活物；在地上的都必定要死。6:18 我要和你立约。你可以进入方舟；你和你的儿子、妻子和儿媳，都可以和你一同进入方舟。6:19 所有的活物，你要把每样一对，就是一公一母，带进方舟，好和你一同保全生命。6:20 飞鸟各从其类，牲畜各从其类，地上所有爬行的动物，各从其类，每样一对，都要到你那里来，好保全生命。6:21 你要拿各种可吃的食物，积存起来，好作你和牠们的食物。”6:22 挪亚就这样作了； 神吩咐他的，他都照样作了。
6:1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.6:3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with(Or My spirit will not remain in) humans forever, for they are mortal(Or corrupt); their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.6:5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.6:6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.6:7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.6:9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.6:10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.6:11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.6:12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.6:13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.6:14 So make yourself an ark of cypress(The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.) wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.6:15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.(That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high)6:16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit(That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters) high all around.(The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.) Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.6:17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.6:19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.6:20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.6:21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
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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