We saw that the content of Genesis 2 is meticulously arranged as a “social” version of Genesis 1, that is, a human temple. However, the formula is triune, which brings us to the third cycle in this literary architecture: Genesis 3. Where Genesis 1 describes “being,” and Genesis 2 describes “knowing,” Genesis 3 brings humanity to “doing.” The focus moves from the physical, to the social, to the ethical: Father, Son, Spirit.
Covenant History in Mary’s Song
In Luke 1, Mary’s song sounds nothing like Christmas as we understand it. But Mary understood Christmas in its Covenant context. Here, at last, was the firstborn of an eternal dynasty.