尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 5
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
5 / 50.
5:1 以下是亚当后代的记录。 神创造人的时候，是按着自己的样式造的；5:2 他创造了一男一女。在创造他们的时候， 神赐福给他们，称他们为人。5:3 亚当一百三十岁的时候，生了一个儿子，样式和形象都和自己相似，就给他起名叫塞特。5:4 亚当生塞特以后，还活了八百年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:5 亚当共活了九百三十岁，就死了。5:6 塞特一百零五岁的时候，生了以挪士。5:7 塞特生以挪士以后，还活了八百零七年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:8 塞特共活了九百一十二岁，就死了。5:9 以挪士九十岁的时候，生了该南。5:10 以挪士生该南以后，还活了八百一十五年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:11 以挪士共活了九百零五岁，就死了。5:12 该南七十岁的时候，生了玛勒列。5:13 该南生玛勒列以后，还活了八百四十年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:14 该南共活了九百一十岁，就死了。5:15 玛勒列六十五岁的时候，生了雅列。5:16 玛勒列生雅列以后，还活了八百三十年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:17 玛勒列共活了八百九十五岁，就死了。5:18 雅列一百六十二岁的时候，生了以诺。5:19 雅列生以诺以后，还活了八百年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:20 雅列共活了九百六十二岁，就死了。5:21 以诺六十五岁的时候，生了玛土撒拉。5:22 以诺生玛土撒拉以后，和 神同行三百年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:23 以诺共活了三百六十五岁。5:24 以诺和 神同行，所以 神把他取去，他就不在了。5:25 玛土撒拉一百八十七岁的时候，生了拉麦。5:26 玛土撒拉生拉麦以后，还活了七百八十二年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:27 玛土撒拉共活了九百六十九岁，就死了。5:28 拉麦一百八十二岁的时候，生了一个儿子，5:29 就给他起名叫挪亚，说：“这儿子必使我们从地上的操作和手中的劳苦得着安慰，因为耶和华曾经咒诅这地。”5:30 拉麦生挪亚以后，还活了五百九十五年，并且生了其他的儿女。5:31 拉麦共活了七百七十七岁，就死了。5:32 挪亚五百岁的时候，就生了闪、含和雅弗。
5:1 This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.5:2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind”(Hebrew adam) when they were created.5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.5:4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.5:5 Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.5:6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father(Father may mean ancestor; also in verses 7-26.) of Enosh.5:7 After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters.5:8 Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.5:9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.5:10 After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters.5:11 Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.5:12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.5:13 After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters.5:14 Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.5:15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.5:16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters.5:17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.5:18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.5:19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.5:20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.5:21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.5:22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.5:23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years.5:24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.5:25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.5:26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.5:27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.5:28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son.5:29 He named him Noah(Noah sounds like the Hebrew for comfort.) and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”5:30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters.5:31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
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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