尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 9
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
9 / 50.
9:1 神赐福给挪亚和他的儿子，对他们说：“你们要繁衍增多，充满大地。9:2 地上各样的走兽，空中各样的飞鸟，甚至地上各样爬行的动物，和海里各样的鱼类，都要对你们惊恐惧怕；这一切都已经交在你们手里了。9:3 所有活着的动物都可以作你们的食物，我把这一切都赐给你们，好象我把青菜赐给了你们一样。9:4 唯独带着生命的肉，就是带着血的肉，你们却不可吃。9:5 流你们的血、害你们生命的，我必向他们追偿；无论是走兽或人类，甚至各人自己的兄弟，我必要他偿命。9:6 流人血的，人也必流他的血；因为 神造人，是按着他自己的形象。9:7 你们要繁衍增多；要在地上滋生、增多。”9:8 神告诉挪亚和与他在一起的儿子说：9:9 “看哪，我现在与你们和你们的后裔立约，9:10 并且与所有跟你们在一起有生命的活物立约，包括飞鸟、牲畜和所有地上的走兽，就是与从方舟里出来的立约。9:11 我要与你们立约：凡有生命的必不再被洪水除灭，再没有洪水来毁灭大地了。”9:12 神说：“这就是我与你们，与一切跟你们同在有生命的活物所立之约的记号，直到万代；9:13 我把彩虹放在云彩中，作我与大地立约的记号。9:14 我使云彩遮盖大地时，彩虹出现云彩中，9:15 我就记念我与你们和一切有生命的活物所立的约：水不再成为洪水，来毁灭凡有生命的。9:16 彩虹在云彩中出现，我看见了就记念我与地上一切有生命的活物，所立的永约。”9:17 神对挪亚说：“这就是我与地上凡有生命的立约的记号。”9:18 挪亚的儿子，从方舟里出来的，就是闪、含、雅弗；含是迦南的父亲。9:19 这三个人是挪亚的儿子，全地的人都是从这些人播散开来的。9:20 挪亚作起农夫来，栽种葡萄园。9:21 他喝酒，喝醉了，就在帐棚里光着身子。9:22 迦南的父亲含看见了自己父亲的下体，就去告诉在外面的两个兄弟。9:23 于是，闪和雅弗二人拿了件外衣，搭在自己的肩膀上，倒退着进去，盖上他们父亲的下体；因为他们背着脸，所以没有看见他们父亲的下体。9:24 挪亚酒醒以后，知道小儿子对他所作的事，9:25 就说：“迦南应当受咒诅，他必给自己的兄弟，作奴仆的奴仆。”9:26 又说：“耶和华，闪的 神，是应当称颂的；愿迦南作他的奴仆。9:27 愿 神使雅弗扩展，使雅弗住在闪的帐棚里；愿迦南作他的奴仆。”9:28 洪水以后，挪亚又活了三百五十年。9:29 挪亚共活了九百五十岁，就死了。
9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.9:2 The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.9:3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.9:4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.9:5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.9:7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”9:8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:9:9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you9:10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.9:11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”9:12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:9:13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.9:14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,9:15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.9:16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”9:17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”9:18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)9:19 These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.9:20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded(Or soil, was the first) to plant a vineyard.9:21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside.9:23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.9:24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him,9:25 he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.”9:26 He also said, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.9:27 May God extend Japheth’s(Japheth sounds like the Hebrew for extend.) territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”9:28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.9:29 Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.
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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