Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

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. ...


0

I think that it can be considered established that although there might be no direct reference to the resurrection or afterlife, it nevertheless is a substratum of the meaning. For instance, in Genesis 3:15, a promise is given to Adam and Eve about a seed that would not appear for another circa 4000 years. It is therefore in expectation of the seed that the ...


0

In Genesis 1 God declares He is going to make man giving him certain authority: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26 NKJV) God's ...


0

The commands you point are regards to food. Gen 2:17 "Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying,`You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life." (Gen 3:17 NKJ) And Gen 3:23 ...


0

In regard to the first question: "What, if anything does the text say that Onan did wrong?" The answer to that is in Genesis 38:9.10 which states "And Onan knew that the seed should not be his......he spilled his seed on the ground lest that he should give seed to his brother." He refused to fulfill the so-called Law of The Manchild, to give his seed to his ...


-3

As the question implies, the Hebrew word used here, ruach can mean breath, wind or spirit. The context would enable a Hebrew reader to understand which meaning to use. We all bring preconceptions to discussions about the story of creation and, in this case my preconception ought to be in favour of 'spirit', as my Bible (KJV) uses this translation. But ...


-2

A seal is a stamp of one's identity/association, an endorsement of one's true allegiance. A cord is a bond of one to another, e.g. an umbilical cord, etc. A staff is for protection: in ancient Israel a staff was (and still is) used by men from a young age of about 13; they carry it around walking in the village to wave away dogs and stray wild animals, as ...


1

Leon R. Kass has examined this text and sees the Ishmaelites and Midianites as quite separate ethnic groups, as do most other commentators. In The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis at page 523, Kass says that Verse 28 is somewhat ambiguous and that later verses seem to disagree on who – the Midianites or the Ishmaelites – actually sold Joseph into Egypt: ...


1

Yes, there is likely an allusion here. I had trouble finding many commentators who discuss even the possibility of an allusion. In fact, the sole mention I could find came from Luke Timothy Johnson's volume on Luke in the Sacra Pagina series. Almost in passing he writes: The phrase echoes the biblical language used of Adam and Eve in Gen 3:7, "the eyes ...


-2

I think that this may not have anything to do with the Sun or moon since God according to the text says of them "lights" To us humans it isn't clear since we associate light with the Sun or Moon. This must be of another dimension. The fact that God created light apart from any other thing He created.


0

Another way to view the two accounts of creation is to consider that the first chapter is about creation of the physical universe, while the second is about creation of relationship between God and man. (Hence a different name for God)


2

ותצחק שרה and laughing Sarah בקרבה within herself לאמר to say אחרי בלתי after I am without/lack היתה לי her-exist/become of me עדנה her-make-pleasure ואדני זקן and my lord-husband is bearded/old You should simply read the passage at its face value. Sarah laughing within herself to say, after I lack/lose my liveliness, have pleasure and my ...


-3

In my observation , I believe the man and woman created to have dominion over the earth , were not Adam and Eve . The male and female , in my observation , were made in the image of god and had the knowledge of good and evil and there for had the carnal knowledge of desire for Intimacy. Furthermore , in that male and female (them ) had to be on the earth at ...


-2

Septuagint 2242am Flood connects Methuselah to Menes (Men) as year 955 (167+188+600) This is Noah's year 950 (600+350) in 360-day post-Flood 600+355 = 955 when Narmer (Nar Merod or Narmer Rod) is given the name Men or Menes to replace Noah with a house of kings in Egypt. 42 kings of 42 cities, perhaps all the kings (elders) meeting with them. The 1st sole ...


2

As several of the comments have already noted, there are parallels for this in other languages, including English. When we talk (figuratively) to ourselves we do say things like “let’s go”, “allons-y”, “gehen wir”. The underlying idea is that when we talk to ourselves we are in effect splitting ourselves in half, with one of our two personae addressing the ...


0

From Keil and Delitzsch's Commentary:(From here) By the firm establishment of an ungodly unity, the wickedness and audacity of men would have led to fearful enterprises. But God determined, by confusing their language, to prevent the heightening of sin through ungodly association, and to frustrate their design. "Up" (הבה "go to," an ironical ...



Top 50 recent answers are included