Chapter One: Myth. <I> In the Beginning (Genesis 1-11)</I>

From Faith to Faith -- Essays on Old Testament Literature
by B. Davie Napier

Chapter One: Myth. <I> In the Beginning (Genesis 1-11)</I>

The earth is full of thy creatures. . .

These all look to thee,

to give them their food in due season.

When thou givest to them, they gather it up;

when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with

good things.

When thou hidest thy face, they are dismayed;

when thou takest away their breath, they die

and return to their dust.

When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created;

and thou renewest the face of the ground.

Ps. 104:24c, 27-30