Passages said to imply literal Genesis

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These references are from Comment on Creation/EC/TE - Bible implications where they are cited as "examples":
"The events of early Genesis are the basis of numerous references accepting them as literally true. For example, . . "

Bruce (talk)

Is it possible even to describe a literal reading of Genesis 1:1-2:3? Here is an early failed attempt: A Literal Reading of Genesis 1:1 to 2:3.

See especially the comments by brethren C. C. Walker (Day 4) and Alan Fowler (Day 6) at Problems with Literal Readings of Genesis 1:1 to 2:3.

"The events of early Genesis are the basis of numerous references accepting them as literally true. For example,..."
Reference Presumed literal elements of the verses cited as “examples”
The assumed literality is highlighted thus: literal(?)
Problems with reading . . . Comments, links
literally non literally
Exodus 20:11 literal(?) six days no no See C. C. Walker here
Exodus 31:14-17 literal(?) six days, God literally(?) refreshed perhaps no
Deuteronomy 32:8 polytheism – literally, other gods yes no Appropriation of ANE mythology
1 Chronicles 1:1 a literal(?) adam called Adam yes no "adam" the common nounmale & female
Nehemiah 9:6 echoes of polytheism – the host of heaven yes no a proof text of creation, as believed by all Christadelphians
Job 38:4-11 The morning stars were already created and literally(?) singing when the literal(?) foundations of the earth were laid yes no Geocentrism
Psalm 8:3-6 God literally(?) made the sky with his fingers yes! no
Psalm 33:6-9 God literally(?) made the literal(?) host of heaven by the literal(?) breath of his literal(?) mouth yes no echo of ANE "creation record"
Psalm 94:9 Ears are literally(?) planted by God probably no
Psalm 95:5 God literally(?) made the dry land with his hands yes no
Psalm 96:5 One God made the heavens possibly no context (v.4) may envisage other gods
Psalm 100:3 We are literal(?) sheep, the sheep of God's literal(?) pasture. We didn't create ourselves. yes no Sufficient proof that metaphor matters in OT and NT.
Psalm 104:2,4 solid firmament supporting waters above, with heavenly palace on top. yes no original citation overlooked v.3
Psalm 104:5-9 literal(?) foundations of the earth to stop it being moved probably * no Geocentrism, Giordano Bruno
(Psalm 148) [This psalm is omitted from the list of "examples" claimed to be literal] both challenging ancient cosmology assumed
Isaiah 40:28 the earth has literal(?) ends (presumably it's flat) yes no
Isaiah 42:5 God literally(?) stretched out the heavens perhaps no
Isaiah 43:7 God created Israel, “created, formed and made” many adams – seems Genesis is allegory of Israel. perhaps no compare Eden as background to New Testament
Isaiah 44:21-24 God the creator of Jacob and Israel, echoing creation themes – seems Genesis is allegory of Israel. perhaps no
Isaiah 45:7-19 God made the land (eretz) and אָדָ֖ם upon it. Stretched out heavens with his literal(?) hands. yes no
Isaiah 54:9 Reference to God's oath that there would not be another flood: seems to take it literally. no no
Isaiah 66:1-2 God created the literal(?) world as a literal(?) throne and literal(?) footstool yes! no clearly metaphorical, surely!
Ezekiel 14:14,20 mentions Noah, Daniel, and Job as paragons of righteousness no no fictitious people would have served the same purpose — compare Jesus' parables
Zechariah 12:1 God literally(?) stretches (present tense) out the heavens and lays (present tense) the foundations of the earth. yes no Geocentrism
Matthew 10:16 serpents are wise (no obvious allusion to Genesis) no no! Job 38:36 — “wisdom in the inward parts”
Matthew 19:4-5 Jesus quoted Genesis, combining relevant passages no no Composite References
Matthew 23:35 Abel is a good example of a murder victim no no cf Ezek 14 and Michael vs. the devil, below
Matthew 24:37-39 the Flood is a good example of sudden judgement no no
Mark 10:6-8 Jesus quoted Genesis, combining relevant passages no no Composite References
Luke 3:38 Jesus' genealogy goes back to Adam and God no perhaps
Luke 11:51 Abel is a good example of a murdered prophet no no
Luke 17:26-27 The Flood and destruction of Sodom are good examples of sudden judgement no no
John 12:32 Jesus speaks of his crucifixion as "being lifted up from the earth" no yes Relevance? The earth is literal in Genesis and in John.
John 12:40 Jesus, speaking about unbelief, quotes from Isaiah irrelevant irrelevant irrelevant
John 12:45-46 Jesus is metaphorical light yes no The allusion here does not imply that light is or isn't literal in Genesis.
Acts 4:24 God made the heaven, earth and sea and all in them no irrelevant does not contradict science
Acts 14:15 God made the heaven, earth and sea no irrelevant does not contradict science
Acts 17:24 God made the world and everything in it no irrelevant does not contradict science
1 Corinthians 6:16 Paul quoted Genesis no yes Paul relates Adam and Eve to his own day
1 Corinthians 11:7-12 the woman was made for the man no no
1 Corinthians 15:45-49 humankind is earthy, Jesus was human, therefore earthy no no
2 Corinthians 4:6 God created light literally, and again metaphorically in our hearts no no
Ephesians 5:31 Paul quoted Genesis, combining relevant passages no no Composite References
Colossians 1:16 God (or his Son) created all things, the Son is the beginning of everything perhaps no John 17:5,24, 1 Peter 1:18-21,
"Before the foundation of the world"
Hebrews 4:4 Two Creations no no On-going creation — see at the verse.
Hebrews 11:4 Abel is a good example of a faithful person no no
Hebrews 11:7 Noah is a good example of a faithful person no no
Hebrews 12:24 An efficacious sacrifice is more persuasive than Abel's cry to God no no
1 Peter 3:20 the spirit of Christ preached to the people of Noah's day no no
2 Peter 2:5 the punishment of the angels that sinned, Noah's world, etc are examples of judgement perhaps no
2 Peter 3:3-6 the ungodly of the last days will suffer unexpected judgement, like the Flood but fiery no no
1 John 3:12 love is the message from the beginning, not fratricidal jealousy like Cain's no no
Jude 11 Some ungodly people didn't follow the example of Michael the archangel contending with the devil, but behaved like Cain, were greedy as Balaam and died like Korah yes no
Jude 14 Enoch is listed the seventh in the line of Adam's descendants no no See important implications argued by James Barr
Revelation 2:7 The literal(?) Tree of Life and the Garden of Eden are still to be fulfilled in the future perhaps no
Revelation 22:1-3,14 The literal(?) Tree of Life appears in a vision of the future perhaps no
* [added 14 Jan 22 – why was Psalm 148 left out?]