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Bereshit

  
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 2:4
2:4 Second Reading
These are the chronicles of heaven and earth when they were created, on the day God completed earth and heaven.
Eleh toledot hashamayim veha'arets behibare'am beyom asot Adonay Elohim erets veshamayim.



Commentary:

God
  For the rest of this chapter, the Torah uses two names, Adonoy Elohim, usually translated as 'the Lord God.' In the earlier chapters, only the name Elohim (usually translated 'God') was used. According to tradition, Elohim denoted a creation with unmitigated justice, whereas the name Adonoy denotes an admixture of mercy. Since there is no simple, contemporary way to translate Adonoy Elohim, we translate it as 'God'.

completed
  Literally 'made,' Assah in Hebrew. This word, however, is often seen denoting completion.





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