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comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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comment Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
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asked Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
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comment What does “the assembly of the LORD” refer to?
Interesting article. My naive assumption was that the assembly had something to do with public worship.
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comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
And I'm curious about the parallel story in 2 Samuel 24, which says God " incited David" rather than Satan. (But that's a whole separate question.)
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comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
Oh. A fifth option is that the Adversary is not to be taken literally.
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comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
My comment was putting two of your exegetical suggestions in a particular doctrinal context. (My own. ;-) I notice you didn't argue for the connection, but argued that the objections are not deadly to the connection. I think that's fair, but it's not the whole story. (And perhaps the texts don't address my question at all. That seems likely if the authors of Job and Genesis didn't know the other text.)
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comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
From a Christian perspective, your 3rd and 4th options make sense as a sort of "anti-Incarnation." And of course, we are cursed as men and women because of the sins of Adam and Eve--things we have no control over.
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revised How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Fiddling with the tagging a bit. This is a translation question.
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comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Excellent analysis! It's fascinating to me that the word for pitch in Hebrew also means a bribe. I wonder what the etymology of that could be?
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answered Did Jephthah have pets?
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answered What is meant in the NT by the “laying on of hands”?
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comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
See also: Translation philosophy for tachash skins in Exodus?.