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My simple question is:
What is the most widely accepted translation of the word ''replenish''
as it appears in the Old Testament?
Gen.1:28 And God blessed them,and God said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth, and subdue
it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl ofthe air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the
Does it mean:
''Fill'' (do it for first time) or ''Re-fill'' (do it again)
Most of the Old Testament translations I've consulted state that it
means ''fill'' not ''re-fill''. Do members of the Panel agree?