“Ruling Over” the World: Genesis 1:26
In Genesis 1:26 and again in 1:28 a word is often translated as “dominion” or “rule over.” What is that word in Hebrew? I have heard that there is a connection between that word and shepherding– is this true? And lastly, the charge to “rule over” seems to be connected to “according to the likeness of us, in image of us”– seemingly to mean to “rule over” as our Creator would “rule over”, and in the context of the Creation story: as a creator. Any comments will be appreciated. Thank you.