Let the Land Produce Vegetation – Genesis 1:11

As we see God let the land produce vegetation, we get a few new pictograms, and see the use of our new pictogram that shows land, seas and sky in context. Let’s get to the verse!

Let the land produce vegetation
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.

As we so often have in Genesis, we start with God and his speech bubble. Here we see Him suggesting that the land produce vegetation. Land is depicted by the land/sea/sky pictogram with the land portion shaded. An arrow leads us to another new pictogram, although one that should look familiar. We used a similar starburst to represent creation previously. The difference is subtle, but if you look at the two together, you’ll see that divine creation as carried out directly by God has more points on the starburst. This is intended to indicate the difference between creation that is directly carried out by God, and creation that occurs secondarily.

In that secondary act of creation, we see plants that with seeds, and a tree bearing fruit. A cutaway version of one of these fruits depicts the seeds contained inside. God commands the land to produce these two categories of vegetation.

Next we see a “+” sign, indicating the close connection between the first and second part of the verse. This time we see the land pictogram outside of the suggestion bubble. The land carries out the process of creation as commanded by God.

He Let the Land Produce Vegetation…

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