Genesis 1…Denotation or Connotation?
Tonight on New Covenant Eyes, Sam Frost and Mike Grace joined Alan Bondar and Jeremiah Thompson to talk about the upcoming New Covenant Eyes Conference.
Then Alan and Jeremiah squared off against Sam and Mike regarding the nature of and how we are to understand Genesis 1. Both sides agree that, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” However, disagreement arises over whether Genesis 1 is denotation or connotation.
Denotation: a direct specific meaning as distinct from an implied or associated idea.
Connotation: a : the suggesting of a meaning by a word apart from the thing it explicitly names or describes b :something suggested by a word or thing.