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comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
My guess is that this is just an example of obsolete English usage that hasn't been transliterated into the modern equivalent. If you go to the "sure" Wiktionary entry, the fourth definition (listed as obsolete) reads, "Free from danger; safe; secure". So perhaps the editors of the ESV are not without some justification for this translation decision, but it does seem odd given how recently it was published.
Aug
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comment Written language during the time of Moses?
There's not much of an answer to your first question beyond speculation, but you might find this to be interesting starting point: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Sinaitic_script
Aug
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comment What biblical figure was present during the dinosaurs?
While all biblical figures indeed would have been contemporaneous with crocodiles, very few likely ever saw one. The only characters who would have lived anywhere near crocodiles would be those who spent time near the Nile in Egypt, like Moses. Even then they crocodiles would have somewhat exotic. (Pardon my pedantry :) )
Jul
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comment Was Jesus too young at 12 years old to go about His Father's business?
Apprenticeships began anywhere from age 7 to 14, with 12 being a rough average. This practice might seem odd to us now, but ask yourself what do you think children did all day?
Jun
17
comment Is “stars” the object of “made” or “rule” in Genesis 1:16?
I thought you were asking how to interpret the English translation you quoted. I was merely making the point that the translators definitely thought that 'stars' was the object of 'made'. I can't speak to the reasons the original Hebrew was parsed that way, or if it is ultimately correct.
Jun
17
comment Is “stars” the object of “made” or “rule” in Genesis 1:16?
The dashes before and after the phrase "the larger light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night" are clearly being used to block off the phrase as a parenthetical. The first dash indicates that the grammatical structure of the main sentence is being interrupted and will continue after the next dash. So the clause that begins "God made the two great lights..." continues with "...*and the stars.*"
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comment The Pharaoh of the Exodus
There isn't any real consensus on the identity of this pharaoh. The most popular choice in popular culture seems to be Ramesses II for some reason, but I don't think there's actually that much evidence supporting him over other choices.
Feb
24
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@PaulVargas I agree, some references would be wonderful! :) But my speculation that Moses would have used Egyptian calendars is based on nothing more than me thinking "If I were Moses, what would I have done?"
Feb
24
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@PaulVargas Since Moses was allegedly raised as an adopted member of the Egyptian royal family, it seems reasonable to conclude that the Egyptian calendar systems would be what Moses was most familiar with.
Jan
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comment Does the Bible say the Earth is flat?
+1 for a great answer with excellent annotations.
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accepted When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
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asked When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
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