© 2019 by Rabbi Dr Zvi Aviner
Genesis Vs Evolution: How did Moses know all this?
The Classes’ List
Dr. Zvi Aviner 2019
Welcome to our class. We could have made it short – just compare the History of the World as shown on the History Channel to Moses’ Genesis, and be impressed how well they match. But doing so that would leave you with no permanent impact. My wish, however, is to show how miraculous Moses’ story is – a living miracle in our hands.
We all look for miracles, in our lives as well in history. The Bible seems to be full of them- from the story of the Exodus to the Splitting of the Reed Sea to the Mana to the miracles performed by the prophets. But their impact has been short living and their magic quickly forgotten. Why? Because Man can always find natural explanations to these miracles. Maimonides actually says that Israel has remain faithful to God not because of the miracles, such as the Exodus, but rather because of one miracle – the Torah (Bible) itself. Studying it would fil your heart and mind with awe. .
My goal In the following four classes is to leave you with such an awe- how could Moses, living 3500 years ago, write such a story of CREATION that CAN be validated TODAY by OUR Science? Who told him the story?
We’ll present the material in the following five classes – .
Class 1: Is Moses’ account another ancient myth?
Posing the dilemma
- Biblical Fundamentalists Vs Secular Scholars
- Why did Moses choose to begin with a controversial story as Genesis?
The stakes are high
- If the story is untrue, so are the rest of his worlds
- If the story is true- who told it to him. 3500 years ago?
The ancient myths about CREATION
- The Egyptian narrative in Moses time
- The Greek narrative in Moses time
- The Indian narrative in Moses time
- The Japanese narrative in Moses time
Moses’ story comarred to the myths of his time
- No sexual perversions, rivalry or power struggle
- Factual clean story
- An order seen in CREATION
Moses story compared to Science
How old is the Universe?
- Kabala –
Class 2: The CREATOR
Does Science recognize a CREATOR?
The CREATOR according to Moses
- The Builder
- The Judge
- The Artist
Class 3: The Evolution Vs Genesis
The History Channel’s series on the History of Earth can be uses as a platform for the comparison between Moses and Science. CAN those two narratives be matched?
Class 4: Adam
What does Science say about Man’s evolution on Earth?
what does Moses say about the creation of Adam?
Can those two narratives be matched?
Class 5: What Does Moses add on Adam?
Since Moses is so credible, what does he add on Adam’s creation that Science would never say?