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I've been studying some Scripture for a while, a lot of which has been Genesis. Soon after a friend took me to his Bible study, three of us were reading more and discussing different beliefs.

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17h
comment Why would Jesus ask, “the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”
@rhetorician Thanks.
2d
comment To the kingdom of God on earth
What parts of Scripture and which Bible are these coming from? Can you clarify this some? Thanks.
Apr
15
comment Regarding Jesus' arrest, why might the gospels differ so much?
@ScottS Thanks for the good suggestion, well taken; I've edited what is above and posted a separate question. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/8892/2873
Apr
4
comment Could Gen 7:6 be the same time as Gen 8:13?
That's a great, very helpful answer. Thanks.
Apr
1
comment Are the periods in Revelation a single period of 3 and 1/2 years or something else?
I don't know if this is the type of answer you're looking for, so here's a comment for now. These 3-1/2 years could be references to the 3-1/2 years of drought Elijah had, shown via Luke 4:25 "But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;" and also with James 5:17 "17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.".
Apr
1
comment Are the periods in Revelation a single period of 3 and 1/2 years or something else?
Are you also looking for anywhere else in Scripture (besides in Revelation and Daniel) when a 3-1/2 year stretch of time is mentioned, in those ways or any other?
Apr
1
comment Could Gen 7:6 be the same time as Gen 8:13?
Thanks. My remaining question would be about the flood having lasted more than one year, so his age would have changed over that stretch of time.
Mar
31
comment Could Gen 7:6 be the same time as Gen 8:13?
Yes. That's why I was also reading the YLT's Gen 7:6 with "waters hath been" upon the earth.
Mar
30
comment Who was actually at the foot of the cross?
Timing could be an explanation. 2 of the 3 or more Mary's are mentioned as being afar at one point with 3 or more at the foot of the cross per John. As for the men only the one disciple is noted.
Mar
27
comment How many times did Peter really deny Christ?
@Fred Oakman These do differ a lot. It seems that in Matthew and Mark (KJV) Peter strongly replies to statements and almost pointed fingers, to maids and then bystanders; he ends up cursing and swearing. In Luke he calmly replies to statements with just “I am not” or “I know him not”, first to a maid, then to a man, then to another man. In John he also replies calmly, but actually by answering questions; those are from a maid, then a group, then one servant.
Mar
21
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@fdb With that working from an assumption, couldn't the results change if the assumption were changed, even though he was still 500?
Mar
20
comment Calculation of date from Genesis 7:11
@Sarah I agree with the way Cohen stated the difference and how fdb replied. Combining the two you might say that the amount of time gone by, since the day of Noah's birth, has been 599 years, 1 month and 16 days. Now Noah is on to the 17th day.
Mar
11
comment Who is the woman in Revelation 12?
@Jas 3.1 Having just read Revelation again, I considered asking this type of question, but then looked for previous ones. Great, thorough answer! I guess I had already given you at +1. Thank you.
Mar
6
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@DarkHeart I don't believe we're supposed to round these particular figures, especially since the detail takes the time of events to even the day. I think there's a message within the math of this. Soldarnal sort of addressed this being so interesting via a question he had hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/4672/2873
Mar
4
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@fdb If it says somewhere above that a person's age is counted from conception forward, I agree that's a mistake. Thanks.
Feb
26
comment Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
@Soldarnal What I can say is that the extensive detail even to the day makes some points unquestionable. Those then can take us from three different directions to answer some math that couldn’t be answered otherwise. The math simply leads to facts I’m sharing. Maybe someone sees something else.
Feb
24
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
Actually, along with seeing no children left the ark, what's most important is that Noah's age went up. That's the base for the math. Thanks. icr.org/article/calendar-antiquity-genesis
Feb
21
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@ David Thanks again for your help regarding this via your input on hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/7422/2873.
Feb
20
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
@Paul Vargas What I have read is 360 days/year. Thanks.
Feb
13
comment Extents of lives only noted sometimes in Genesis
@Dennis Meng I noticed that while the extents of lives/lifetimes aren't shown for every generation, we can determine every parenthood (i.e. the fathers', along with Sarah'). I think the Genesis authors are focusing more on parenthood that extents of lives. What do you think?