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The idea of a "son" in first century Christian writings was different than it is today. The term "son" simply signified that he came from God and bore His image. (examples) Both of these things are true of Adam: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness . . . " God created man in His own image, in the image of God He ...


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While Luke indeed points out in his Gospel that Joseph was of the house of David,1 it is curious why this was of importance to the narrative, since Jesus was conceived without the seed of Joseph. This led many early Christian Church Fathers and scholars to propose that Mary is also of the house and lineage of David.2 From here several hypotheses emerged to ...


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It cannot be deduced that Naphtali had sex with Bilhah by the Biblical texts. 1 Chronicles 7:13 is not saying that Naphtali had his children with Bilhah. Bilhah is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 7:13 because Naphtali was her second son by Jacob, according to Genesis 30:1-8. Naphtali's sons can be rightly called her sons as well. In fact, some translations render ...


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Most commentators circle around the ideas that these are either Jewish genealogies or an unknown Gnostic type of genealogies that include angels. However there seems to be strong support that the pastorals speak of a particularly Jewish disturbance, as compared to say Colossians which may have been related to a mystic type of Jewish Gnosticism, somewhat ...


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The 6th century BC is when some scholars believe the story of David and Goliath was written, not when it actually took place. For example, Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory University, has written that the most popular legends about David, including his killing of Goliath, his affair with Bathsheba, and his ruling of a United ...


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No. Only Reuven slept with Bilhah. When it says "בְּנֵ֥י בִלְהָֽה" ("[these are the] sons of Bilhah"), it is not referring only to the four sons of Naftali mentioned in verse 13, but to all of the descendants of Bilhah mentioned, from verse 1 to verse 13. This is parallel to the verses in Genesis 46:23-25: וּבְנֵי־דָ֖ן חֻשִֽׁים׃ וּבְנֵ֖י נַפְתָּלִ֑י ...


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Judah was the father of Peretz, but Tamar was known as the "mother of Peretz and Zerah" and the emphasis is on the maternal side in this verse, as in verses 5 and 7 referring respectively to the sons of the matriarchs Rahav, Ruth and Bat-Sheva. See also the wording of the genealogy in Chronicles I 2:4 where the twins are mentioned as the sons of Tamar. See ...


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Rashi cites the Midrash Bereshit Rabba (80:11) as saying that this was a son of Simeon with his sister Dena. the son of the Canaanitess: The son of Dinah, who had been possessed by a Canaanite. When they killed Shechem, Dinah did not want to leave until Simeon swore to her that he would marry her -[Gen. Rabbah (80:11)]. The Midrash Bereshit Rabba cites ...


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The problem occurs in v. 10 as well, where variant readings between "Amos" and "Amon" occur. That is, like "Asaph" and "Asa," the words are near homonyms with the respective psalmist Asaph and prophet Amos. In this regard, the late Bruce Metzger (1994) comments as follows on these verses: 1:7–8 Ἀσάφ, Ἀσάφ {B} It is clear that the name ...


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In regard to the specific request regarding background information from scripture about Abram's the mother one has to say the bible is virtually silent The Bible does not identify Abram's mother, only his father. Gen 11:26-27 Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and ...


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The Son of a ‘Canaanitish’ Woman The list of Simeon’s sons in Gen.46:10 states that the last named son, Shaul (or Saul), was “the son of a Canaanite woman”. Shaul’s designation is unique among Simeon’s sons whose mothers are not otherwise identified, unique even among Jacob’s 12 sons and many grandsons named in the family record as they arrived in Egypt ...


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The complete record of the birth of Moses has been divided into two parts. Details covering the birth are placed first (Exodus 2:1-10); his genealogy is second (Exodus 6:14-25). Each of the two records serves as a type of introduction to the two primary phases of his life. After his birth Moses lived in Pharaoh’s house as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. After ...


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In my research on the use of numerology in Genesis, I found: Shem is given as living 600 years Arphaxad lived 438 years - 35 years before the birth of Salah (11:12) and 403 after (11:13) Salah lived 433 years - 30 years before the birth of Eber and 403 years after (11:14-15). Eber lived 464 years - 34 years before the birth of Peleg and 430 years after ...


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Salmon (or Salma/Salmah) is certainly mentioned in the Old Testament as being a descendant of Judah and an ancestor of David: Nahshon was the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz - 1 Chronicles 2:11 NIV Which agrees with: ...Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz... Ruth 4:20-21 NIV Where Matthew mentions Rahab, it is ...


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In the Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 2: Genesis 16-50 by Dr. Gordon J. Wenham, the author notes: “Shaul” is the name of another man in 36:37–38. And, indeed, Genesis 36:37-3 states in a list of "kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites" (Genesis 36:31): When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the River ...


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The genealogy in Luke's gospel had better be Marys; if not we have a real problem. As the Bible tells us in Genesis the concerning the seed of the woman: there is no man involved in the birth of the savior. He is God's son. The genealogy in Matthew's gospel is a symbolic and legal matter. As the Bible records in Jeremiah 22 that the seed of Jaconiah or ...


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Luke is drawing a comparison between Adam the son of God and Jesus the son of God. He ends the genealogy with Adam as son of God and moves directly into describing the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. The point Luke is emphasizing is the difference between the actions of Jesus and Adam when they were tempted. Though the first Adam failed to obey God in ...


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Just to add. Greek does not use the word "son". Whole geneolgy goes just with genitives. "Josef of Heli, of Mathat ... etc. until of Adam, of God." In greek tou + genitive means usually "belonging to". The only time the word "son" is used here is in v. 22 where Jesus is "supposedly son of Joseph" and in v. 21 where God says to Jesus "you are my beloved son". ...


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It appears there are other references to Noah's sons which indicate that they were not triplets. Genesis 10:21 Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born. Genesis 9:24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. These verses seem to clearly indicate ...


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The question of Abram’s ethnicity is interesting from an historical perspective, but the biblical writers offered no information about his early life aside from the names of a few family members and the place they left (Gen.11:26-32). As noted by Jonathan Chell, however, the Talmud includes a great deal more information, even his mother’s name and several ...


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Leon R. Kass, author of The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis says that the line of ten generations from Adam to Noah begs to be compared to the seven generations from Cain to the sons of Lamech. Genesis chapter 4 Adam Cain Enoch Irad Mehujael Methusael Lamech Genesis chapter 5 Adam Seth Enos Cainan (Cain) Mahalaleel (Mehujael) Jared (Irad) Enoch ...



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