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The Hebrew word for man is אָדָם (adam) or אּישׁ (ish). The "out of man" (מֵאִ֖ישׁ meish, also transliterated me’iysh) in this passage derives from the latter form. Like in Gen 2:23, ish often carries a definite connection with males (as opposed to "mankind"), but has a variety of uses. You can explore the usage of all forms of ish here and meish here. ...


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I think the key to translating Genesis 1:2 is not וְר֣וּחַ (we·ruach, "spirit"), but rather מְרַחֶ֖פֶת (me·rachepheth, "moved"). Better understanding the verb will help us better understand the subject. rachaph (the root) is a rare verb. It occurs just three times in the Old Testament: here, Deuteronomy 32:11: Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, ...


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Yes.God created the angels.It is written," Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire"(Psalm 104:4). The heavenly host were created by God through his Spirit and Word as it is written: Psalm 148:1-5 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 148:1-5 1 ...



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