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Leon Kass' statements that "the second story is not just a magnified version of the human portions of the first", that "it is utterly distinct and independent", and that "we must scrupulously avoid reading into the second story any facts or notions taken from the first, and vice versa" are quite foolhardy. For if Kass would apply the same rules to ...


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Strong's concordance identifies three occurrences of the verb וַיִּטַּ֞ע ('to plant'), at Genesis 2:8, 9:20 and 21:33. In each case, it seems the reference was to living plants and not just to seeds alone. After planting the garden, God puts Adam in the garden, by which the reader will assume that there are living plants there. Genesis 2:9 repeats the ...


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We do not actually have the original Hebrew to judge the NLT by. What we have is essentially a transliteration into a later form of Hebrew that was compiled in the Middle Ages. I think others have addressed the question of whether the Masoretic Hebrew (not the original Hebrew) is correctly represented, and defer to the Masoretes to have transliterated ...


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Church Fathers who comment on Genesis 1:11-13 - Basil, Ephraim the Syrian, Gregory of Nyssa - maintain that the vegetation brought forth appeared whole and mature in one instant; it was not simply latent in seeds waiting to germinate. The translation of this passage chooses to render the underlying Hebrew word as "sprout", which implies that some kind of ...


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No, God made a prefect world, that was good, very good ! The Garden of Eden was paradise ! I believe it's been compare to what heaven may be like. Now in heaven there will be no tears , no pain, no suffering . I believe the Garden of Eden was like that until the fall ! Adam and Eve blew , probably just like anyone of us would have blow it. You after Adam and ...


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The question is conflating what are, in the view of nearly all critical scholars, two separate and independent accounts of creation. John J. Collins (The Bible After Babel, page 86) says a well-founded consensus of scholarship distinguishes two creation stories, the Priestly (P) one in Genesis 1:!-2:4a and the Yahwist (J) account in 2:4b-3:24. He says it ...


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According to an answer given by the author of this question, a couple of days had transpired: http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/23114/10231


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As noted elsewhere, Differences in Genesis creation stories the accounts in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are commonly believed to have been written by different sources and as such should be considered in that light. However, if each record of events is examined taking what is described in the other into account, then the two can be combined into a single record ...


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Backdrop to explain my answer The opening chapters of Genesis provides an interesting framework for understanding the rest of the Bible. That is, the creation narrative of chapters 1-2 includes, within its own framework, the introduction of creation, and a "new" creation. That sounds confusing so let me explain. In Genesis 1 we're given an account of the ...


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This site explains it with more biblical context for support. Namely: Abram/Abraham was currently allies with an Amorite Gen 14:14. "not yet full" Amorites increased in Idolatry = "iniquity" Amorites increased in Immorality = "iniquity" "Complete" when Israel displaces Canaan/Amorite under Joshua. The entire context of Leviticus 18 and Leviticus 20 ...


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In the view of modern scholarship this question should be restated: Was woman created on the same day as Adam? “Eve” is a name given at the end of Genesis 3. It is not part of the Genesis 2 record, “woman” is. Also the author of Genesis 2 describes the creation of “Adam.” "Man" is found in Genesis 2:24 in the context of two being one flesh. Setting ...


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agreed that the lineage of Messiah was purposed to be thru Jacob... But Esau was blessed also... but because of his sin and non pure heart he did not find repentance. The Messiah Jesus birthline could only go thru one of the twins..


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In The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, Leon R. Kass looks at whether there really are two different accounts in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. On pages 55-57, Kass discusses the main differences between chapter 1 and chapter 2, and concludes the second story is not just a magnified version of the human portions of the first. He says it is utterly distinct ...


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If this question is answered with the knowledge of God found in Scripture the answer is no, the woman was not an afterthought. An all-knowing God does not have an afterthought during His work of creation (or any other time). Genesis 1 makes clear creating man and woman was a planned action. Nevertheless, it is commonly accepted among contemporary scholars ...


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I believe Genesis 1:1 says... בראשית (In first [there is no definite article, just like John 1:1]) ברא (prepares) אלהים (the gods) את (a-z) השמים (the heavens/space) ואת (and a-z) הארץ׃ (the land/matter) This seems to say that there was something called "the first" which prepared all things. The only thing I've been able to come up with is that ...


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It is clear that the creation of Eve was an afterthought. It is only after God has taken Adam and put him in the Garden, and after he has given Adam instructions to look after the Garden, told him what he can eat but not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that God decides to create company for Adam: Genesis 2:15-18: And the LORD God ...


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This verse is actually prophetic, that is, it has an original significance and a future significance. It could be called a parable. See Matthew chapter 13 on Jesus teaching and explaining parables. Much of the stories and events of the Old Testament have a futuristic overture and are repeated. The making of man in the image of God was not the physical ...


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How do a husband and wife become one flesh? What did Moses mean when he wrote that the husband and wife "shall be one flesh"? When a man's organ called a penis enters into the woman organ called a vagina. The two bodies literally become one flesh. Paul makes a point on this. "Or do you not know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body ...


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in my understanding, the "water" was created in the beginning together with heaven and earth(heaven, earth includincluding water). Because, After this verse we did not read any verse that God said " let there be a water" or that said "God created water"


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Yes, it is possible to remove the physical pain of child birth and see the message of the LORD God for its deeper and more relevant aspects. Genesis 3:16 contains two different words describing two different types of sorrow or pain: To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your עִצְּבוֹנֵ֣ךְ pangs (6093) in childbearing; in בְּעֶ֖צֶב pain (6089) ...


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Preparing the Way: The OP asked two questions under the auspice that incest between brother and sister is a sin (Leviticus 20:17); Q1: Who did Cain marry? and Q2: How did God intend for man to "Be fruitful and multiply" without sinning? In answering these questions individually or collectively, there is no great concern if we answer them under the ...


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The Idea in Brief The BHS emendation is not justified. In this regard, the Masoretic Text contains helpful hints in understanding ambiguous words. That is, the Masoretic Text correlates the verb in Gen 8:10 and Gen 8:12, but with a different verb. Based on these Masoretic tips (discussed in the next section), the best reading of this verse would appear as ...


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It seems the story of temptation can only be explained in one of three ways: a talking snake, Satan disguised as a snake, or the whole story was a creation of man. Snakes are physically and intellectually incapable of speech, yet the biblical serpent was certainly not Satan. For Satan to have used the serpent means that Satan was able to deceive God, because ...


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The ancient Egyptian equivalent of the Hebrew תּוֹעֵבָה (tôʿēbâ) is bawut: Although bwt is sometimes still translated ‘abomination’, the consensus of contemporary Egyptologists suggests a meaning more at ‘taboo’. Specified foods (e.g. pork, fish, honey), behaviors (e.g. sexual activity, walking ‘upside-down’) and people (e.g. menstruating women, ...


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God made Adam male and female, as attested twice, so Eve is not the first woman but something else female that helps them. I suggest that Eve is the paraclete that Jesus aims to replace -- as a "new" or "another" paraclete John (14:15-27). What other helper or comforter might Jesus have been refering to, other than Eve? The etympological origin of Paraclete ...


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I would point out that the Hebrew text lends itself to the translation "rib." The text in Genesis 2:21 literally reads, "And he [the Lord God] took one ['aḥat] from his side [miṭṭela'] and he closed the flesh after them [taḥtennah]." The "one" would suggest a part of the side, and the "after them" (with a feminine plural suffix) would suggest that the 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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These appear to be Jewish assumptions, rather than historical details about Egyptian culture. The Targum Onkelos says in explanation of Genesis 43:32: Ch 41-44: And Joseph made haste, for his compassions were moved upon his brother, and he sought to weep, and he went into the chamber [JERUSALEM. Into the chamber] the house of sleep, and wept there. And ...


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I did not get much information regarding the historical interpretations that I was seeking, so I chose to do some research myself. Itemization of Historical Interpretations NOTE: I have not discovered anything that directly warrants a support for my conjectures about "Canaanitish woman" being a reference to acting like a prostitute.1 What I have found is ...


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CHRIST (ALPHA AND OMEGA): The Spirit of God from the Beginning If we are to understand what "image" means in Genesis 1:26-27, to begin, it is for us to know that the Bible's Creation is unique. Where all other creation narratives rely on allusion and allegory to establish their traditions, which is not unlike what Scripture employs. The difference in what ...


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I understand that this question is looking for an extremely complicated answer, but those have already been given, so I will just come and state an extremely obvious fact.. Dust cannot be molded, it is too dry and wont stay together, therefore it would be safe to assume that the writer (who was a genius at his time as almost all literate people of the time ...


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It seems pretty obvious that the Nephilim were men. Let us imagine for a moment that if they were the children born of the Daughters of men (humans) and the Sons of God (Angels) that the offspring would then be a kind of mix both angelic- and Human. thus Half god half man this type of thing has been mentioned in other texts and they were called Demi-gods. ...



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