尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 7
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
7 / 50.
7:1 耶和华对挪亚说：“你和你全家都要进入方舟，因为在这世代中，我见只有你在我面前是个义人。7:2 洁净的牲畜，你要各带七公七母；不洁净的牲畜，你要各带一公一母；7:3 空中的飞鸟，也要各带七公七母，以便传种，活在全地上；7:4 因为再过七天，我就要一连四十昼夜降雨在地上，我把所造的一切生物都从地上除灭。”7:5 挪亚就照着耶和华吩咐他的一切作了。7:6 洪水临到地上的时候，挪亚刚好是六百岁。7:7 挪亚带着他的儿子、妻子和儿媳一同进了方舟，躲避洪水。7:8 洁净的牲畜和不洁净的牲畜，飞鸟和各种在地上爬行的动物，7:9 都是一公一母、一对一对来到挪亚那里，进入方舟，是照着 神吩咐挪亚的。7:10 那七天一过，洪水就临到地上了。7:11 挪亚六百岁那一年，二月十七日那一天，所有大渊的泉源都裂开了，天上的窗户都敞开了。7:12 大雨倾盆下在地上，一连四十昼夜。7:13 就在那一天，挪亚带着他的儿子闪、含、雅弗，以及他的妻子和三个儿媳，一同进了方舟。7:14 他们一家，所有走兽各从其类，所有牲畜各从其类，所有在地上爬行的动物各从其类，所有有羽有翼的飞禽各从其类，7:15 有生命、有气息的，都是一对一对来到挪亚那里，进入方舟。7:16 那些进去的，都是有生命的，一公一母进去，是照着 神吩咐挪亚的。耶和华跟着就把方舟关起来。7:17 洪水就临到地上四十天；水不断上涨，把方舟升起，于是方舟就从地上浮起来。7:18 水势甚大，在地上大大上涨，方舟就在水面上漂来漂去。7:19 水势在地面上越来越大，天下所有的高山都被淹没了。7:20 水势浩大，比众山高出七公尺，山岭都被淹没了。7:21 凡有生命仍在地上行动的，无论是飞鸟或是牲畜，走兽或是在地上滋生的各样小生物，以及所有的人都死了；7:22 仍在陆地上，鼻孔里有气息的生灵都死了。7:23 耶和华把地上的所有生物，从人类到牲畜，爬行的动物，以及空中的飞鸟都除灭了；于是，这一切都从地上消灭了。只留下挪亚和那些与挪亚一同在方舟里的。7:24 水势浩大，在地上共一百五十天。
7:1 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.7:2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,7:3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.7:4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”7:5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.7:6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.7:7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.7:8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,7:9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.7:10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.7:12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.7:13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.7:14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.7:15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.7:16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.7:17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.7:18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.7:19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.7:20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.(That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters),(Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered)7:21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.7:22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.7:23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.7:24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
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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