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God is referred as "Elohim" which means Gods. Two God Why god said Let "Us" make man in our own likeness and own image? If there is Only one God, god the father then Why god Used plural form?? God the father, God the son and Holy spirit are one God the Father. God created in his own image male and female. If in the image of god the father male was created ...


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The writer of Hebrews analyses why Abel's sacrifice was accepted and Cain's wasn't. Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. The difference between the two sacrifices was that Abel brought ...


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Jews reject the argument that Cain's sacrifice was insufficient because it did not involve blood, and they have some good arguments. Leviticus clearly spells out various "grain offerings," and there is even one example of a "sin offering" where the poor people were allowed to offer grain instead of an animal sacrifice. (See Lev. 5:11-13.) The traditional ...


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I read this question posed a few months ago. I was doing a study on Joseph's dream, actually identifying the constellations to the brothers. I prayed about your question, and was puzzled over this for three weeks. As God had revealed to me the meanings of Jacob's blessing, which I might add were in odd ways, he revealed to methe answer at a skating party. ...


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This issue is addressed in detail in Richard Bauckham's commentary onmJude and II Peter, published by Thomas Nelson in its Word Biblical Commentary series. The literary link that you hypothesize is "The Book of Enoch," which is a very real work, and which is still accepted as canon by the Ethiopian Coptic Church. You can find the full text of the book of ...


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In the Hebrew Bible, a marriage ceremony is never actually described. True...hm...let me edit that...Song of Solomon might be one such description (if very poetic...but still might be or have a description of a wedding). Priests and their attendants (Kohanim and Levites) are responsible for work in the sanctuary, such as sacrifices and offerings, ...


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Sarah and Abraham were both old. Sarah was no longer menstruating and Abraham was not able to have an erection, see Gen 18:11, 12. However the Bible says in Gen 18:14 "Is anything too difficult for Jehovah? At the appointed time I will return to you, at the time of life, and there will be a son to Sarah." It seems to me that God restored the bodies of ...


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The bible did not specifically say why Sarah did not refuse Abimelech, but I believe that she counted on God to help her out of the situation. She just completely submitted her will to her husband as a loyal wife, even though she must have had her reservations about some of his decisions. That was why she could say "God will judge between you and me!" when ...


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The term "בראשית" (B'reishit) is used Jeremiah 26:1, Jeremiah 27:1, Jeremiah 28:1 and Jeremiah 49:34. If we are to be grammatically consistent, we would need to translate these as "In the initial period of the rain of Jehoiakim" Since this seems to be more awkward than "In the beginning", "In the beginning" is probably the best translation unless there is ...


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The question of interpretation here is the meaning of the Hebrew phrase בְּשַׁגַּם. This phrase is the key determinant for interpreting this verse. On the one hand, early Rabbinic Bibles (published in the 18th Cent by Kennicott et al.) and other versions of the Hebrew Bible (Syriac, Targumim, and LXX) seem to understand this Hebrew as the infinitive ...


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The very idea that they did not know that they were naked, implies childlike innocence. I think this points away from the idea that they had sex. They did not know good or evil. Sex is good as long as it is not misused, and they did not know about it until after the Fall. God provided two commandments which were based on a divine standard. Only ...


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As noted in an earlier answer (@ Alan Fuller),The similarities between Joseph's vision and the one in the Apocalypse are often noted. When i read in Genesis 37:9-10 about the sun moon and eleven stars, i see this scripture being reflected in the book of Revelation Chapter 12:1-2.There we also see a reference to the sun,moon and stars.The woman in the ...


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Jewish oral tradition suggests that Isaac was thirty-seven when Abraham offered him on Mount Moriah. The following summary by Ryle (1921) provides the findings and general conclusions of rabbinic tradition in regard to this very question - Jewish Tradition found a fertile subject in the ‘aḳêdah, or binding, of Isaac. The following passage from the ...


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http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H113&cscs=Zec From the above link, we can learn that "lord" Strong's Hebrew 113, אָדוֹן, comes from an older, unused root which means "to rule". From Gesenius's Lexicon at the same link, we can learn further that in addition to ruling is added the meanings of; to judge, to command, to lead, ...


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Gen 22: 5 calls Isaac, "na'ar" in Hebrew, (English transl. for 'lad') "From na'ar; (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. Of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) -- babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man)." http://biblehub.com/hebrew/5289.htm ...


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The Garden of Eden is said to be eastward, in Eden Genesis (2:8); Eastward appears to be either the direction toward the garden, from where the writer of the text was, at the time he wrote it, or the direction God moved from, when he placed Adam into the garden, after creating him. We might assume, God was in Eden, when He created Adam, and could assume He ...


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מָה הַחֲלוֹם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁ[ר חָלָמְתָּ הֲ]בוֹא נָבוֹא, אֲנִי וְאִמְּךָ וְאַחֶיךָ, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲו‍ֹת לְךָ אָרְצָה “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall we really come, I and your mother and your brothers, to bow before you to the ground?” (Genesis 37:10). “Rabbi Levi said in the name of Rabbi Hama son of Rabbi Hanina: Jacob thought that revival of ...


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As noted above, Rachel was deceased so it is a little hard to understand what Abraham was getting at. In the early church the OT stories were seen as types of Christ and the church. The similarities between Joseph's vision and the one in the Apocalypse are often noted. Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, ...


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John Gill (1) says about two places, a field near Damascus and the Mount Moriah: some say it was a field near Damascus; the Targum of Jonathan is, “he went and dwelt in Mount Moriah, to till the ground out of which he was created;” and so other Jewish writers say (F16), the gate of paradise was near Mount Moriah, and there Adam dwelt ...


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I would argue that the word  אֲנָשִׁים can only be translated in two ways.  We can translate the word as "men," meaning a group of individuals, or as "man," in the sense of "mankind" or "humans."  I would probably use "men" as the translation since  אֲנָשִׁים is the plural of the word  אִישׁ which is the general term for an ...


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Bible translators for any given version of the Bible (e.g., NIV, NASB, NKJV, RSV, NRSV, and so on) differ on how to translate a given word. Rather than being a reason for perplexity, these differences can potentially become a reason for gratitude. Why? Because they often give us a depth of meaning we could not otherwise appreciate. You're wondering which ...


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Rashi on Genesis 37:10 states the following: Will we come: Isn’t your mother (Rachel) already dead? But he (Jacob) did not know that the matters referred to Bilhah, who had raised him (Joseph) as [if she were] his mother (Gen. Rabbah 84:11). Our Rabbis, however, derived from here that there is no dream without meaningless components (Ber. 55a/b). Jacob, ...


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Short Answer No, the Bible does not teach that the earth is flat. Authorial Intent If we want to understand what the Bible teaches, we have to start by asking what the authors were trying to communicate to their original intended audiences. We can not start with our own questions and try to "see what the Bible says about it". This is something you learn ...


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1 John 1:5 (KJV) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. John 8:12 KJV Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. It was at this point God ...


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As a literary construction, there are three short stories which justify resentment on the part of the brothers, followed by the decision of the brothers to get rid of Joseph. First, in Genesis 37:3-4, Jacob gives Joseph a coat of many colours, demonstrating to the brothers that he loved Joseph more than he loved them. In the first of two dreams reported ...


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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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Gen 46:27 indicates that 66 biological descendants of Jacob had traveled to Egypt. That is, when Joseph and his two sons are not counted from the genealogy (along with Er and Onan, who had died previously in Canaan), the number is 66 people according to the Masoretic Text. Thus 66 biological descendants of Jacob traveled to Egypt. This number did not include ...


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Since the 11 stars were his brothers, doesn't it stand to reason the sun and moon was his father and mother. I am not sure about your conclusion that his father didn't bow. It would not have been hard to once he realized what Joseph had been through and that he was yet alive. I do know that his mother didn't bow as she died. However, if we look at the ...


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The following citations provide some very noteworthy commentaries of the last several decades, if not centuries, concerning this age-old question. The most salient answers appear to be related to the grace of God to the (unpentitent) sinner and/or providing to others the testimony of sin and its ultimate consequence (that is, final exclusion from God's ...



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