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The Hebrew word for man is אָדָם (adam) or אּישׁ (ish). The "out of man" (מֵאִ֖ישׁ meish, also transliterated me’iysh) in this passage derives from the latter form. Like in Gen 2:23, ish often carries a definite connection with males (as opposed to "mankind"), but has a variety of uses. You can explore the usage of all forms of ish here and meish here. ...
As the question implies, the Hebrew word used here, ruach can mean breath, wind or spirit. The context would enable a Hebrew reader to understand which meaning to use. We all bring preconceptions to discussions about the story of creation and, in this case my preconception ought to be in favour of 'spirit', as my Bible (KJV) uses this translation. But ...
I think that this may not have anything to do with the Sun or moon since God according to the text says of them "lights" To us humans it isn't clear since we associate light with the Sun or Moon. This must be of another dimension. The fact that God created light apart from any other thing He created.
Another way to view the two accounts of creation is to consider that the first chapter is about creation of the physical universe, while the second is about creation of relationship between God and man. (Hence a different name for God)
Yes.God created the angels.It is written," Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire"(Psalm 104:4). The heavenly host were created by God through his Spirit and Word as it is written: Psalm 148:1-5 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 148:1-5 1 ...
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