I propose we do a new dynamic translation for many people calling themselves Baptist that (for some reason) are allowed to post here simply because they call themselves Baptist. By doing this, we could save a LOT of space and paper (just think of the trees we could save just by shortening Genesis. Here is a sample: 1. In the beginning God created the universe, including the Earth and man after millions of years of natural forces and evolution. (That should just about cover Genesis 1 and 2) Genesis 3:1 Man sinned and continued to die, but didn't get to go to heaven, although there is no hell that lasts forever. (That should just about cover Genesis 3 and 4) Genesis 5:1 There were a bunch of people, we don't know who, but a few were possibly Enosh, Kenan and others, IF they actually existed. (That should just about cover Genesis 5) Genesis 6 Myth has it there was a flood, but ince this is impossible, there is no reason to repeat that story here. The man's name was Noah, for those who wish to keep the myth alive. If there truly was a flood it was regional so please ignore any stories that all man comes from Noah and his family. (Since there is no need for details we can do the flood in chapter 6 and wrap the book up in chapter 7) Chapter 7 A Bunch of un-named people were called the Jews and wound up in Egypt where a bunch of other myths continue until they escaped and wound up in Israel where they killed all of the inhabitants and became so powerful they even somehow wound up there again in the early 1940's. (Wow, not only did I get Genesis in my new translation, I covered some more territory. Oh well, just more trees saved for the tree-huggers.) Everybody happy with this new translation and should we continue it with the entire Bible?