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Adam was to literally die the same day he and his wife would eat that fruit. Such was the law of God. However, on the same day that Adam and Eve ate the fruit, God killed an animal (with whose furs He cloethed the couple) in the sinning's couple stead. In this manner, God showed grace towards the sinning couple and did not have to kill them immediatly as ...


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There are two Hebrew idioms at play in Genesis 2:17 that make it plain what is intended: "in the day" This idiom simply means "when". Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. Obviously the making took 6 days. "dying you shall die" ...


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I came to the same conclusion that the firmament mentioned in verses 6 through 8 are below men's feet but above a water and equally irritated by the fact that the same firmament is then later called heavens. I now believe that my concept of heaven was wrong as I somehow attributed it to a place somewhere above. If taken at face value, the passage indicates ...


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Some have claimed the plural pronouns of Genesis 1.26 refer to the trinity. But this is not an proper exegesis of the Hebrew text. The plural pronoun "us" and "our" are simply required from the Hebrew noun elohim which is plural. It is simply Hebrew grammar and cannot be used to prove the doctrine of the Trinity. Read When Critics Ask by Norman Geisler and ...


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1. Question Restatement: In Genesis 22:14 - the Hebrew text uses a the word, "יראה" - literally from, "See", or "Appear" - So, is it valid to translate this as "Provide", in this one case? Genesis 22:14 - And Abraham called the name of that place: "the Lord Will Provide / יראה" ... Or, Alternatively - ... called ... that place: "the Lord Will ...


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Look, El Sha and ddai (I'm jewish I can't put the holy name down here in one word) is actually a hebrew acronym for Shin(ש) Shomer ‎Dalet(ד) Delasot Yod(י)‎ Yisrael which means protector/keeper guardian of Israel (The Jews). In all Shin, Dalet and Yod(hebrew letters) make up the hebrew word Sha and ddai.This name is a very holy sacred name of God in ...


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The Hebrew word תָּם (tām) occurs 13 times in the Hebrew Bible, and appears to suggest peaceableness and originality related to direct and personal relationship to the LORD, since each of the 13 citations in the Bible refers to individuals in this regard. The following citations reinforce this outlook. Philo of Alexandria (1st Cent) Ἰακὼβ ...


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You are absolutely right to say that the translator of the the Pentateuch was rather conservative in his translation, often when it differs it can be found to be following a text similar to the Samaritan Pentateuch. In this instance the translator saw the same word that we have in the MT. Moreover I do not think this is an attempt to obscure the problem of ...


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If we split the name מְתוּשֶׁלַח into two parts, we have מְתוּ+שֶׁלַח Possibilities for מְתוּ From Akkadian mutu meaning husband, warrior, or man. Although מְתוּ could be related to the word for death, I would prefer the Akkadian cognate (husband, warrior, or man), especially in view of another name that shares this root in Gen 4:18: מְתוֹשָׁאֵל This ...


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Light and darkness were not one, but there had yet to be a physical separation between them. They were muddled together. We can find this interpretation in the Gospel of John. Thankfully we have a "midrashic" interpretation of Genesis 1 in John 1. 4 In it was life and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light in the darkness shines and the light ...


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Yeah - too much modern physics, not enough Hebrew Scriptures as they are. Darkness is a THING. Ex 10:21 says וְיָמֵשׁ חשֶׁךְ: darkness which may be felt. Aryeh Kaplan's translation has "God said to Moses, 'Reach out toward the sky with your hand, and there will be darkness in Egypt. The darkness will be palpable.'" Next verse: "So Moses stretched ...


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The cross reference for 'garments' may imply that the flesh nature was imputed into Adam and Eve. In this context the flesh is not evil but disobedient. This can be inferred from the verse: "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41 So taking cross references for garments ...


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The Secularization (and Yahwist Rebranding) of the House of El The purpose of translation is to render into English the intended meaning of the biblical writers. While the ancient etymology of Hebrew words is sometimes interesting, it isn’t always helpful to this task. For example, though Gen.28 tells a story of Jacob’s naming of Bethel, the toponym ...


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The text "but Abraham remained standing before the Lord" is known as a tiqqune sopherim. That is a generally minor scribal emendation created by the Masoretes for theological reasons. Page H. Kelley, Daniel S. Mynatt, Timothy G. Crawford say (The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, page 38) that the text of Genesis 18:22 originally stated that Yahweh ...


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I looked at the M-Text and the Septuagint and both say Abraham was standing before the Lord, i.e., the third man. Not sure about the scribal tradition though...


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צֹ֣הַר [tso-har] roof, noon, midday LXX: "thou shalt narrow" KJV: "a window shalt thou make" Επισυναγων [e-pi-su-NA-gone] depicts two flat planes coming together. You can consider this to be a pitched roof over the ark, or the side panels narrowing to a pointed bow/stern. I have always wondered why pictures of Noah's ark had pointed bow and stern. This ...


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The Hebrew text of Gen. 31:13 states, יג אָנֹכִי הָאֵל בֵּית אֵל אֲשֶׁר מָשַׁחְתָּ שָּׁם מַצֵּבָה אֲשֶׁר נָדַרְתָּ לִּי שָׁם נֶדֶר עַתָּה קוּם צֵא מִן הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת וְשׁוּב אֶל אֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתֶּךָ The phrase in question is הָאֵל בֵּית אֵל. As the original question mentioned, most English translations translate this phrase into English as "the God of ...


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So the question is "Vawter correct?" is perhaps difficult because all I do not have his book and can neither verify Geir's attribution to him, nor determine what context it is in. But as I see it this question can be answered in parts1) What does the Masoretic Text say. 2) What do the Septuagint say. 3) Are there text critical issues 4) What impact does this ...


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No, Vawter is not correct. The Hebrew does likely have two absolute Hebrew word forms next to one another in the construction of הָאֵל֙ בֵּֽית־אֵ֔ל ("the God Bethel"), which can mean an appositional relation ("the God, i.e., Bethel), whereas strictly speaking, "God of Bethel" would have God in a construct form. But Vawter and other such solutions posing ...


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Chapter 2 begins by describing the events of the seventh day of creation: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy (וַיְקַדֵּ֖שׁ), because on ...


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Adam was not present as Eve was deceived and ate. He was with Her when He ate and realized She was going to die and he gave himself up for her. He chose Her over God..


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"πνεύματος ἁγίου" is better stated as "Πνεύματος Ἁγίου", meaning "(the) Holy Spirit" vs any "holy spirit". This distinction is of immense importance; when Jesus says in Acts 1:8," ἀλλὰ λήμψεσθε δύναμιν ἐπελθόντος τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσεσθέ μου μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἱερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρίᾳ καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.(Nestle ...


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Before being able to understand what the LORD meant by an "everlasting possession" as it pertained to the covenant He established with Abraham. A covenant the LORD established with Abraham as it pertained to His promised in Isaac, where the LORD said: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for ...


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It means that God gave man the greater authority, the greater ruling.. Example, if I give you dominion over a farm. I just gave you authority to rule over the farm. Another example is when dominion is used in history. It means to "rule over", or "have power over"..



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