1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
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 of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Comment by Ken:
From above we stress this point: Mankind to have DOMINION:
“let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth;” and again, MORE DOMINION:
“Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
SO, here we have it: MANKIND was to have DOMINION over all the Planet Earth
Well here is where I beg to differ. Mankind was NOT to have DOMINION over all the earth. It was the Biblical NEFILIM (the Nibiru olden “gods) who wanted DOMINION over all the earth, and accomplishing this by USING Mankind who had to follow their orders/commands. The Sumerian clay TABLETS and cylinder SEALs as well as the Old Testament bear witness to what is here proposed.
A scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls, titled The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness relates many of the numerous wars between humans, who were frequently led by their Nibiruan “gods” which are also confirmed by Old Testament writings. Another text, The Legend of Naram-Sin, provides even more prehistorical information. II Kings chapters 18 and 19 is an example of Biblical support. There is also the Prism of Sennacherib which offers a different viewpoint. An inscription of Esarhaddon known as PrismB adds more info.
Basically, one needs to thoroughly read Chp 1, The Wars of Men in Sitchin’s The Wars of Gods and Men (pp. 1-23) to FULLY appreciate the prehistory of what happened in Israel, Babylon, Assyria, Hittites, Akkadians, Chaldeans, but ESPECIALLY the rivalry between Babylon and Assyria. ALL OF THIS IS QUITE AN EYE OPENER!
And all this will lead to a VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION: WHO, in reality, was this GOD speaking above in Genesis???
The SHORT answer, I think: Enlil of Nibiru. The LONG answer: The 12th Planet; and, The Wars of Gods and Men, both by Zecharia Sitchin.
However, PLEASE do not take my word, read the books thoroughly FOR YOURSELF and THEN decide.