God created the dry land. He also calls himself and Christ “the Rock” over and over again in Scripture. Rocks feature in many prominent and important ways, and we must pay attention.
Eden especially contained special “glorified” rocks such a gold and precious gems. The temple/tabernacle employs these as symbols; the priest is clothed with them; the prophets (Ezekiel 1, 28) refer to them; God appears like them; “wisdom” excels them; and in the end, God’s people are refined like precious metal, and God’s apostles are gemstone foundations in golden city.
Pay attention, because this is talking about your God and his people!
This is the first of two discussions on the theological use of rock, precious metals, and gems in Scripture.