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A literal reading of Genesis 3:16 certainly seems to imply that pain (even pain associated with childbirth) pre-existed sin. However, having tagged "contradiction," it seems you have a problem with pain being described as good. So let's explore that. Pain doesn't FEEL good; so how can it BE good? Stepping beyond the shallow machismo behind pithy one-...


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"El" is essentially the word/name "god." "Elohim" was the plural ("gods" or "the gods"). "Yahweh" is the name of a particular god. This makes more sense when you know that the religion of the Old Testament evolved from polytheistic religion (somewhat like the Greek and Roman gods, for example), with El as the lead god (like Zeus/Jupiter) and Yahweh as the ...



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