Questions tagged [genesis]

The first book of the Hebrew Bible which covers events from Creation to the start of Israel's sojourn in Egypt.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Psalm 104:9 Waters will not or should not?

Does Psalm 104:9 in speaking of the waters that once covered the earth at creation say that they will not again cover the whole earth? or that the water might not cover the whole earth again? ...
-1
votes
1answer
33 views

Did Enoch resume his life in another sphere (world)?

Enoch son of Jared in Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV): When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years ...
3
votes
2answers
55 views

What does Gen 4:7 mean in the Septuagint?

Most of the translations of Gen 4:7 read something like (LEB): If you do well will I not accept you? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire is for you, ...
3
votes
2answers
125 views

Meaning of “…male and female created he them…” in Genesis 1:27

I am puzzled with the verse 1:27 from Genesis. https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Genesis%201:27 King James version reads: So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

How could Abraham change God's mind in Genesis 18:24-32?

Regarding Genesis 18:24-32. Help me understand how/why Abraham’s multiple supplications caused God to change His mind so many times in light of “I am the Lord and I change not”. Malachi 3:6
1
vote
0answers
31 views

How come Adam and Eve disobeyed God before the fruit of good and evil was bitten [closed]

If sin never occurred before the fruit was devoured, then how come Eve and Adam disobeyed God's command but sin was never a thing after the fruit of good and evil was eaten? It's like they sinned ...
7
votes
1answer
58 views

Why does God say that humanity will be capable of doing anything they imagine if they have one language?

In Genesis 11:6, as man is building the Tower of Babel, God says that,"If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them."...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Does the LXX translate חוללתי as γεννάω to create an allusion to Genesis 4?

In various places Proverbs personifies Wisdom as a woman. In one she deviates from teaching to speak about herself. She starts by announcing her "קָנָה" at the beginning: 22 “The Lord possessed me ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Genesis 41:57 the whole earth?

The text reads something to the effect “Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭41:57‬ ‭ It isn’t difficult ...
3
votes
2answers
115 views

Why is Genesis 2:18 “Let us make..” in the LXX?

Recently I noticed that Genesis 2:18 in the LXX uses plural and not singular like TM. Where the TM says "I will make....", the LXX says "let us make..." Can someone tell me what version are true and ...
2
votes
3answers
70 views

Why does the angel say “not withheld from me” in Genesis 22?

In all of the Bible versions I have looked at the angel of the Lord says “you have not withheld from me your son” or something like “you have not withheld thy son, thine only son from me”. If God is ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Who is the “possessor of heaven and earth” in Genesis 14:19. Abraham or God?

Who is the "possessor of heaven and earth" in Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 and blessed be the most high ...
4
votes
3answers
45 views

Why is “אֱלהִים” (Elohim) spelt like god ha-yam (El the sea), with no “o” sound, in Genesis and Exodus?

Shouldn't it be spelt אֱלוהִים? Is there some reason it's not? I did some googling but could only find pages on other topics. Apologies if I missed something.
2
votes
2answers
45 views

What does fruitful mean in Gen 1:28?

In Genesis 1:28, God says to Adam and Eve, "Be fruitful..." Does the term fruitful specifically refer to child-bearing, or is it used in general way to refer to the successes they were intended to ...
1
vote
3answers
119 views

Is God speaking to Jesus Christ in Genesis 1:3?

I came across this translation of the Bible, https://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/Hebrew_Index.htm, and the following phrase really jumped out at me: Genesis 1:3: and he-is-saying Elohim ...
4
votes
1answer
50 views

Why is Ishmael so Israel-like in Genesis?

In Genesis 17:20 God promises Abraham (NIV): And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of ...
3
votes
1answer
90 views

In Genesis 21:12, what does “through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned?” mean?

In Genesis 21:12, God tells Abraham: Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. Abraham seems to think of Ishmael as a potential heir of ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

What is the oldest manuscript of Genesis 1:1

I am trying to find out what is the closest to the original reading of Genesis 1:1. Or just Genesis 1:1a בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית I couldn't see from other posts what this papyrus/manuscript would be. (What ...
-2
votes
1answer
101 views

Abraham sons genesis 22:2 must have been Ishmael not Isaac

Genesis 22:2 Issac could not have been his only son must have been talking about Ishmael Genesis 17:18 - Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who ...
4
votes
1answer
29 views

How are we to understand “your mothers sons”

How are we to understand Genesis 27:29 in Isaacs blessing to his son Jacob? Didn't Isaac only have two sons, Jacob and Esau? In Jewish tradition, were there other children between Isaac and Rebekah? ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

Types of animals in Genesis

Please I don't really understand what the Bible means by clean and unclean animals so please can I get some examples of such animals
6
votes
6answers
106 views

How can the verses which say no one has seen God be reconciled with those that say the Lord appeared to people such as Abram?

At John 1:18 it says, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." Also, John 4:24 states, "God is spirit, and those who ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Why God fought Jacob?

From reading Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. We see Jacob came crippled from this fight; he was injured at the point of ...
2
votes
2answers
147 views

Why does Rebekah want Jacob to get Esau’s blessing?

From reading Genesis 27:1-40 we see Rebekah overhearing a conversation between Isaac and Esau and, from there, plotting a theft in order for Jacob to receive the blessing meant for his brother, and ...
-3
votes
1answer
47 views

Question pertains to Cain's wife in book of genesis [duplicate]

Where did cain's wife come from and what was her generations?and
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Hebrew for “desire [to be] for [io]”

What is the relationship between the phrases translated (NRSV) "your desire shall be for your husband" (Gen. 3:16) spoken by God to Eve and "its desire is for you" (Gen. 4:7) spoken by God to Cain?
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Why were the Matriarchs Barren? [closed]

The four matriarchs, Sara, Rivca, Rachel and Lea, were barren to demonstrate that their children, the ancestors of the Jewish people-forming tribes, were not born naturally, but by the power of the ...
2
votes
3answers
359 views

Why did Noah Curse Canaan and not Ham?

Genesis 9:20-27 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw ...
4
votes
3answers
105 views

Why are there 5 mentions of “I will” in Genesis?

In a covenant God makes promises and in exchange asks the other party (Abram) to fulfill certain commitments. Within the whole bible, God makes a total of 5 covenants God (Noah, Abraham, nation of ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

In Genesis 18:21 is the LORD's purpose in personally visiting Sodom to see if they will abuse him?

[Gen 18:21 YLT] (21) I go down now, and see whether according to its cry which is coming unto Me they have done completely -- and if not -- I know;' We know that the men of Sodom did in fact attempt ...
6
votes
3answers
193 views

“clean” and “unclean” animals in both Genesis and Leviticus

In Genesis 7:2 we read Of every clean beast thou shall take... Up until this point God never revealed in the scriptures the basis for His distinction between clean and unclean animals (or at least ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Is Isaiah 9:6-7 relating to Jesus the covenant promises of Abraham from Genesis 17:1-8?

I have often heard it suggested that by Isaiah referring to the Messiah as "Everlasting Father" as a name, or part of his name, Isaiah is saying that the Messiah was to be "fully God" or something to ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

How could the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil be effective even before being eaten?

In Genesis 3:6, how could the woman see that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was good when she hadn't yet had its fruit and she was therefore still ignorant about good and evil? [Gen 3:...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

What did Abraham give in his tithe?

Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people .... //cut Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Is the reference to “a name that doesn't disappear” in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4?

Is the reference to "a name that doesn't disappear" in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4? What does it promise to new covenant believers?: [Gen 11:4 NIV] (4) Then they said, "...
2
votes
0answers
124 views

Does Genesis 2:24 speak exclusively to male-female copulation?

This answer to another question makes a strong case that Genesis 2:24 refers to conception as the thing that makes two into "one flesh". If so, then it seems same-sex activities would not result in "...
3
votes
5answers
202 views

Did the serpent lie in Genesis 3:5?

Genesis 3:5 NIV 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Down a few verses it seems actually God confirms what the ...
3
votes
1answer
378 views

Why did Esau marry Mahalath?

Genesis 28:6–9: 6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Why did God curse Canaan? [duplicate]

Gen 9:22(Kjv) And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

How did Noah know about his youngest sons sin?

Genesis 9:24 AKJV And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. ASV And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his noteyoungest son had done unto him. BBE And, ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Why is the second day of creation in Genesis 1:6-8 not “seen” or called “good”? [duplicate]

What makes the second day of creation different from the other 5 days? God calls all other creation "good", why not here? NASB Gen 1:6-8: 6 Then God said, “Let there be [e]an expanse in the ...
5
votes
1answer
99 views

Why didn't Jacob burn or destroy the items in Genesis 35:4?

Genesis 35:4 says: "So they gave Jacob all the foreign [a]gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem....
4
votes
1answer
96 views

The meaning of Gen. 20:16 AV

I cannot understand the meaning of the word reproved in the following verse of the King James Bible: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, ...
5
votes
2answers
178 views

What is the proper translation of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8?

I recently discovered during the initial stage of study of the word “spirit” that the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8 is translated into English as “cool.” 8 And they heard the voice of ...
7
votes
3answers
376 views

Why does Pharaoh ask Jacob his age?

In Genesis 47, Jacob is presented before Pharaoh: Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Pharaoh asked him, "How old are you?" ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Are the Nephilim one and the same as the Gibborim? Genesis 6:4 Onkelos Targum

According to the Onkelos Targum which is considered an authoritative translation of the Pentateuch Onkelos Targum Nephilim = Gibborim; they are one and the same. גִּבָּרַיָּא הֲווֹ בְאַרְעָא ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Who were before and afterwards, the mighty men or the sons of God? Genesis 6:4

What I am not asking I am not asking who the giants are, nor, who the sons of God are. Nor am I asking what the event was that marks the before and afterwards. Question In view of this passage ...
2
votes
2answers
77 views

Why is favour said to be “found” in the Bible?

Why is favour said to be “found,” although people were not searching for it? Why does it not instead say, “favour found Noah” in Genesis 6:8? 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. NKJV, ©...
1
vote
3answers
93 views

When God said remember in Exodus 20:8 was he referring to Genesis 2:2 or Exodus 16:23?

Exodus 20:8 NASB 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, God had made reference to the rest on the seventh day earlier on during creation ...
-1
votes
1answer
35 views

Why was Jacob's family segregated into large tents?

In Genesis 31:33, when Laban went to look for his stolen teraphim, the author notes: And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, into Leah’s tent, and into the two maids’ tents, but he did not find them. ...

1
2 3 4 5
15