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HEXAMERON

The biblical six days of creation, expressed in this way by the sacred writer to declare the essential fact of faith that the whole world was created by God, and to imply two consequences of this faith for believers. They are to imitate God in working six days and resting on the seventh, and they are to work now, in co-operating with the Creator, to embellish the earth, since God made the world and now wants man to develop what has been made. (Etym. Greek hexameron, six days' work; of or in six days.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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