Genesis 2 in Hebrew text (part 2)

About mist and cultivating fields (Genesis 2:4-6ff)

Genesis 2:4 “turns up the focus in the microscope” to a higher intensity and zooms in on a specific portion of the “previous paragraph” (Genesis 1:1 -2:3). Genesis 2:4 is “the statement” and the verses that follow are “hooked on” to that statement with the Hebrew letter “vav” (“and”). Keep in mind that in Hebrew the noun comes first, then the adjectives that describe the noun. So as you read each sentence think “subject first” and then “description of subject.” Continue reading