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Source of Evil in Biblical Narrative- Supernatural Intrusion or God Pulling Away? [closed]

When we see particularly evil actions in an individual or in whole cultures (barbaric practices, torture, etc.), is the preponderance of Biblical explanation for this, 1- primarily God pulling away ...
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Why are "ha-adam" and "adam" often translated inconsistently in Genesis?

The word, adam, means “man” (SH 120) and it’s also a name, Adam (SH 121), and it can mean “red” (SH 119 with the same vowel points). Ha means “the” in Hebrew, so ha-adam means “the man.” I’m not ...
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How should Genesis 3:20 be rendered?

Should it be “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she WAS the mother of all living”? Or should it be “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she WOULD BECOME the mother of all living”? ...
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Why is ‘woman’ pluralized in Genesis 3?

Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15, and 16 of Genesis 3 have “the women” הָאִשָּׁ֣ה as one of the characters included in the conversation. Both the serpent and YHWH address the women, the women reply, ...
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Why didn't God return to the dust to create woman?

I've wondered this for quite a while. In Genesis 2:7 NKJV we read: 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living ...
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How could Jesus, as one man, suffer the death penalty of multiple people? [closed]

In Genesis 2:17 God tells Adam: ”but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”‬‬ Because of Adam’s sin this rebellious ...
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Why would Paul consider Eve sinned before Adam?

In Genesis 3:6, Adam was apparently with Eve together when Eve was deceived by the serpent. 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also ...
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Let Us make man in Our Image [duplicate]

How is the creation of the physical first man an image of the spiritual God? What is the “design” of the first man that represents “Our image?” Gen 1:26, 27 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our ...
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Help in understanding Genesis 2: 19-20

In Genesis 2:1 we read (KJV) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. In Nehemiah 9:6 we read (KJV) Thou,even thou art LORD alone; thy has made heaven, the heaven of ...
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Does the structure of Gen 1:27 tell us something about the order of mankind’s creation?

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭27‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Is this set of 3 lines meant to imply the order in which he made ...
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How do we understand Youngs Translation of Gen 3:22?

Nigel J in answering a Question about Gen 3: 22 Translation said: The big question is 'How does God live ? By the knowledge of good and evil ? ' This is answered by Young's Literal Translation (see ...
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What is the main reason that God created the woman? [closed]

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He ...
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Is God worried about Adam eating once or in an on-going pattern from the Tree of Life at Genesis 3:22?

At Genesis 3:22, God says "And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever ..." This sounds like a one-and-done - Adam eats once and ...
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Who is "your first father" in Isaiah 43:27?

Your first father sinned, And your mediators have transgressed against Me. Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; I will give Jacob to the curse, And Israel to reproaches. (Isaiah 43:...
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Are the Hebrew words for ‘woman’ and ‘make’ related?

In Genesis 2, God says: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make [עָשָׂה ; strongs H6213: to fashion, bring forth, make or do] him a helper fit for him.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬ He ...
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Romans 5:12 - Did Adam cover Eve, until he didn't?

Romans 5:12 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned Romans 5:12 states sin came into the world through ...
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Hosea 6:7 Did God make a covenant with Adam? How do we know?

Is the comparison, Hosea makes between Adam and the people of Israel, that they both transgressed a covenant with God or simply that they both transgressed? Hosea 6:7 (ESV): But like Adam they ...
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Rom 5:12 - Did death come to Eve through Adam?

Was Eve's death a consequence of the sin of Adam and not a direct result of her own sin? In Romans 5:12, death is blamed as originating exclusively from Adam, and it is Adam from whom death has spread ...
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Why did death reign from Adam to Moses?

Rom. 5:14 says: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. In what way ...
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Why is Satan not mentioned again after Job 2:7?

Why is Satan not mentioned at the end of the book of Job seeing Moses gave us such a behind-the-scenes look at a meeting that took place where it is not possible for human eyes to see? The last I read ...
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In what manner did God close up flesh after removing Adam's rib in Genesis 2:21?

(Genesis 2:21) And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept, and he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its place. I always used to visualize the verse like this: God ...
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Why did God give Adam the specific task of naming the animals in Genesis 2:19-20?

When God began creating things he took it upon himself to name the things he had created. KJV Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the ...
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Why was Adam created alone?

When God created the living creatures and animals it seems they were created in pairs for multiplication purposes KJV Genesis 1:21-22 And God created great whales, and every living creature that ...
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Genesis 2:24 When does a man leave his father and mother?

Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Is this, the command here to leave father and mother, predicated on ...
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Adam was not a son, but the father of all mankind: What, then, is the significance of the "Second Adam" being "the Son of Man" not "Father of Man"?

Jesus is called the "last Adam" or "second man (Adam)": And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . . . The ...
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Why does God curse the land the second time in Genesis 4:11-12?

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her ...
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Was Adam capable of procreation in Genesis 2:7,8?

“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the ...
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Why would it take Adam and Eve 130 years to have Seth when God's command was to "be fruitful and multiply" (Gen. 1:28)?

In the first chapter of the Book of Genesis we read: Genesis 1:27-28: "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; ...
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Does Romans 5:12 say that we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

Romans 5:12 New International Version Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned It seems that we ...
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Would Adam have (spiritually) died if he merely touched the Tree of Knowledge? (Gen. 2:16-17 vs. 3:2-3)

It is hardly surprising that most believe God spoke directly to Eve concerning the Tree of the Knowledge. We tend to assume, based on Eve's own words to the serpent, that is precisely what God did. ...
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Were their eyes opened simultaneously in Genesis 3:7?

Genesis 3:6, 7 NIV 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to ...
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Is removal from the Tree of Life in Gen. 3:22 Adam and Eve's death?

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” (Gen. 3:22, ...
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In Gen. 3:5 is יֹדְעֵ֖י ט֥וֹב וָרָֽע experiential knowledge rather than intellectual knowledge?

In Gen. 3:5 is יֹדְעֵ֖י ט֥וֹב וָרָֽע (knowing good and evil) experiential knowledge rather than intellectual knowledge? Up to that time Adam and Eve only knew obedience. There was only one tree they ...
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How did Adam know that Eve had been formed out of his rib/bone in Genesis 2:23?

It is said God caused the Adam to fall into a deep sleep and during that time God formed Eve out of Adam's rib/bone . 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was ...
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What is the knowledge of good and evil, and why is it lethal (Gen. 2:17)?

Following Adam's and Eve's disobedience, something profound occurred: Genesis 3:7: "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves ...
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Why did it take Noah this long to have children in Genesis 5:32:?

Genesis 5:32 NIV 32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth. All Noah's ancestors had children when they were around one hundred years but when it came to him it is ...
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Did God Explicitly Warn Eve About the Tree of Knowledge (Gen. 2, 3)?

Many believe that God spoke directly to Eve concerning the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It is no wonder, because most assume that God explicitly spoke to Eve about it. But I believe this ...
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Did Adam know about the Tree of Life?

Scripture clearly tells us that God made the Tree of Life in Eden, that God informed Adam of the Tree of Knowledge, and that God expelled Adam from Eden so as to prevent him from eating of the Tree of ...
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Is becoming like God good thing? [closed]

Genesis 3:22. Please notice the two different translation samples below. The same scripture but different outcomes. Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and ...
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Did God ever consider animals as suitable help for man in Genesis 2?

The passages in this question are all from Genesis 2. After creation God expresses how no suitable companion could be found for the man 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. ...
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Why didn't God say to woman/Eve/Chava for what sin/sins she is judged?

In Genesis 3, we read that when God gave the judgement, HE said to the serpent and Adam in a manner such as "because you did such and such, so it shall be……" but to the woman, He didn't call ...
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Why would Adam and Eve eating again the Fruit of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden give them Eternal Life?

I was reading Genesis of the First Testament and came across the following excerpt, Genesis 3:22-23 (KJV): [22] And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
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Why is Seth said to be in likeness and image of his father in Genesis 5:3?

Genesis 5:3 NIV 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. Adam had other sons prior to Seth who were not said to be in his likeness ...
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130 years Genesis 5:3

In Genesis 5:3, where Adam's age is stated as 130 years old, is there by chance any alternative, maybe gematria-type alternative meaning for 130? I don't mean a different age, but a word that 130 ...
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How come God did not give some sign of the grave consequences for all humanity in Genesis 2:17? [closed]

Genesis 2:17 You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die." Should Adam automatically believe what God said on its face value? Did ...
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Was Adam made on day 3 or day 6? [duplicate]

In Genesis 1:27 we have the creation of Adam on the sixth day of creation. Genesis 1:27a, So God created Adam in God's own image... But in the next chapter, we have: Genesis 2:5-7, in the ...
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In Gen 3:17, why was Adam blamed for heeding the voice of Eve?

Given God said it is not good for man to be alone and created Eve for Adam, what is significant about the phrase “because you heeded the voice of your wife”?
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Does Genesis 3:22 indicate that Adam was already subject to death before he sinned?

“but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ Was Adam not subject to death prior to eating of ...
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Why did Adam and Eve risk eating the forbidden fruit even when fully aware that they will die if they eat it? [closed]

Relevant Passage: 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree ...
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What happened after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6¶And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that ...
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