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date: 07 April 2020

hexaemeron (Gk. six days) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Marco ContiMarco Conti

The period of six days in which God created the world according to the account in Genesis 1:1–31. From the very beginning of Christianity, this section of the Bible aroused interest among Christian exegetes who tried to explain the nature and development of God’s act of creation. In their analysis, they were influenced not only by Christian tradition and doctrine, but also by secular philosophy and ... ...

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