尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 46
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
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46:1 以色列带着他所有的一切起程，到了别是巴，就向他父亲以撒的 神献祭。46:2 神在夜间的异象中对以色列说：“雅各，雅各。”雅各说：“我在这里。”46:3 神说：“我是 神，就是你父亲的 神；你不要怕下埃及去，因为我必使你在那里成为大国。46:4 我要亲自与你一同下到埃及去，也必把你带上来。约瑟要亲手合上你的眼给你送终。”46:5 雅各就从别是巴起程。以色列的众子，用法老为雅各送来的车辆，接载他们的父亲雅各，以及他们的孩子和妻子。46:6 他们又带着牲畜，和他们在迦南地所得的财物，来到埃及。这样，雅各和他所有的子孙，都一同来了。46:7 雅各把他的众儿子、孙子、女儿、孙女和他所有的后裔，都一同带到埃及去了。46:8 来到埃及的以色列人，就是雅各和他的子孙，名单记在下面：雅各的长子是流本。46:9 流本的儿子是哈诺、法路、希斯仑和迦米。46:10 西缅的儿子是耶母利、雅悯、阿辖、雅斤、琐辖和迦南女子所生的扫罗。46:11 利未的儿子是革顺、哥辖和米拉利。46:12 犹大的儿子是珥、俄南、示拉、法勒斯和谢拉，但是珥和俄南都在迦南地死了。法勒斯的儿子是希斯伦和哈母勒。46:13 以萨迦的儿子是陀拉、普瓦、雅述（按照《按照马拉文本》，“雅述”作“哟伯”；现参照《撒玛利亚五经》和《七十士译本》翻译；参民26:24及代上7:1）和伸仑。46:14 西布伦的儿子是西烈、以伦和雅利。46:15 以上这些人是利亚在巴旦．亚兰给雅各生的儿子，另外还有女儿底拿。这些子孙一共三十三人。46:16 迦得的儿子是洗非芸、哈基、书尼、以斯本、以利、亚罗底和亚列利。46:17 亚设的儿子是音拿、亦施瓦、亦施韦和比利亚，还有他们的姊妹西拉。比利亚的儿子是希别和玛结。46:18 以上这些人是拉班给女儿利亚作婢女的悉帕给雅各生的子孙，一共十六人。46:19 雅各的妻子拉结，生了约瑟和便雅悯。46:20 约瑟在埃及地生了玛拿西和以法莲，就是安城的祭司波提非拉的女儿亚西纳给约瑟生的。46:21 便雅悯的儿子是比拉、比结、亚实别、基拉、乃幔、以希、罗实、母平、户平和亚勒。46:22 以上这些人是拉结给雅各生的子孙，一共十四人。46:23 但的儿子是户伸。46:24 拿弗他利的儿子是雅薛、沽尼、耶色和示冷。46:25 以上这些人是拉班给女儿拉结作婢女的辟拉给雅各生的子孙，一共七人。46:26 所有从雅各所生、与雅各一同来到埃及的人，除了他的儿妇之外，一共六十六人。46:27 另外还有约瑟在埃及所生的两个儿子。雅各家来到埃及的所有成员，一共七十人。46:28 雅各派犹大先到约瑟那里去，请约瑟指教他去歌珊的路。于是他们来到歌珊地。46:29 约瑟预备了车，上去歌珊迎接他的父亲以色列。约瑟一看见他，就伏在他的颈项上，在他的颈项上哭了很久。46:30 以色列对约瑟说：“这一次我看见了你的面，知道你还在，我死了也甘心。”46:31 约瑟对他的兄弟们和他的父家说：“我要上去告诉法老，对他说：‘我在迦南地的兄弟们和我的父家，都到我这里来了。46:32 这些人都是牧羊人，以牧养牲畜为生。他们把自己的牛羊和一切所有的，都带来了。’46:33 法老召见你们的时候，如果问你们：‘你们是作甚么的？’46:34 你们就要回答：‘仆人们从幼年直到现在，都是以牧养牲畜为生。我们和我们的祖先都是一样。’这样，你们就可以住在歌珊地，因为埃及人厌恶所有牧羊的人。”
46:1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.46:2 And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied.46:3 “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.46:4 I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”46:5 Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.46:6 So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan.46:7 Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring.46:8 These are the names of the sons of Israel (Jacob and his descendants) who went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn of Jacob.46:9 The sons of Reuben: Hanok, Pallu, Hezron and Karmi.46:10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.46:12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.46:13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah,(Samaritan Pentateuch and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Puvah) Jashub(Samaritan Pentateuch and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Num. 26:24 and 1 Chron. 7:1); Masoretic Text Iob) and Shimron.46:14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon and Jahleel.46:15 These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,(That is, Northwest Mesopotamia) besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.46:16 The sons of Gad: Zephon,(Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Num. 26:15); Masoretic Text Ziphion) Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli.46:17 The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel.46:18 These were the children born to Jacob by Zilpah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.46:19 The sons of Jacob’s wife Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.46:20 In Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.(That is, Heliopolis)46:21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.46:22 These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—fourteen in all.46:23 The son of Dan: Hushim.46:24 The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.46:25 These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—seven in all.46:26 All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons.46:27 With the two sons(Hebrew; Septuagint the nine children) who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy(Hebrew (see also Exodus 1:5 and note); Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14) seventy-five) in all.46:28 Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen,46:29 Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father(Hebrew around him) and wept for a long time.46:30 Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”46:31 Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan, have come to me.46:32 The men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’46:33 When Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’46:34 you should answer, ‘Your servants have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the region of Goshen, for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.”
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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