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

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What is your highest conception of true love? [closed]

Eduokology 3.0 "And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Abasi-Usoro, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21) Abas Eduok
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Did the raven return back after being sent by Noah Genesis 8:6-7?

Genesis 8:6-7 ESV 6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made 7 and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. In the ...
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What did the seven day reprieve signify in Genesis 7:4?

After having shut Noah in the ark God waits for another seven days before the flood begins,nothing significant seems to take place during those seven days. 4 For in seven days I will send rain on the ...
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The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. How can a father regret begetting his own children?

NIV Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you ...
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Why emphasize angels in heaven, why not just angels?

Two passages both emphasize the angels as being in Heaven “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭ ‭ “For when they ...
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Is second Peter making two, three or four illustrations in chapter 2?

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a ...
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Was God's Kingdom (Biological Taxonomy) Violated?

If we use Scripture's taxonomy for the animal kingdom (4 kinds): 1 Corinthians 15:39 (KJV): All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of ...
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Does 666 allude to the fact that man was created on the 6th day?

Revelation 13: 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Does it allude to the following?: ...
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How to translate Genesis 15:1?

New International Version After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” English Standard Version After these ...
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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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Based on Genesis 6:15-16, Could an adult male Giraffe (18-feet tall) actually stand in the 15-ft tall decks of the multi leveled 30-Cubit Ark?

Male Giraffes are kosher land animals (chew cud, split hooves) whose height reaches 18-ft height (above a Female Giraffe's 15-ft height). [https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/blog/giraffe-fact-sheet/#] If ...
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Were animals not afraid of people before the flood?

Gen 9:2 All the animals . . . will look on you with fear and terror. (NLT) This seems to indicate to me that there was a different relationship between people and animals after the flood.
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How does the prophet say they are daughters of one mother in Ezekiel 23:2?

Ezekiel 23:1-2 NASB The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother; It is clear in the above text that the prophet is referring to ...
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Based on Genesis 7 verse 20 - Did 29,054.2 Feet (29,031.7 Feet + 22.5 Feet) of גֶּ֖שֶׁם "Rain" fall during הַמַּבּ֣וּל The-Flood?

Genesis 7:14 tells us Ha-Geshem הַגֶּ֖שֶׁם "The-Rain" was on the earth forty days and nights (וַיְהִ֥י הַגֶּ֖שֶׁם עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ אַרְבָּעִ֣ים י֔וֹם וְאַרְבָּעִ֖ים לָֽיְלָה), and the sea level ...
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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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How to understand 1 Corinthians 13:2 in light of Genesis 15:6 and Hebrews 11:6?

According to 1 Corinthians 13 it seems other gifts combined with faith cannot qualify one to be recognized as pleasing to God outside of love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-2 ESV 13 If I speak in the tongues of ...
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Genesis 8:22 vs Revelation 22:5

How do we interpret Genesis 8:22 with Revelation 22:5? Does Genesis 8:22 only apply to the old created order by contrast to the New Heavens & New Earth? Gen 8:22 - As long as the earth endures, ...
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Do Angels reproduce? [closed]

It seems that Angels were created in finite numbers without the ability to reproduce. The Genesis 6 wives were earth women. For the fallen angels to have children with them would mean possessing an ...
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Does the word "God" actually mean : Luck ? (Referencing the fortunate Ivri term גד from Genesis 30:11)

Instead of transliterating the Ivri term : אֱלֹהִ֑ים , English bibles prefer to use the term : גד "God" - in reference to the Creator "Elohim". In Genesis 30:11, the term גד "...
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Definitive distinction between Greek Heir κληρονόμον ("klēronómos") in Hebrews 1:2 versus an Ivri Heir יוֹרֵ֥שׁ ("Yoresh") in Genesis 15:3?

Was the Greek term for [Heir] : κληρονόμον ("klēronómos") - always associated with divine inheritance, similar to the Ivri term for [The Heir] : הַיֹּרֵשׁ֙ ("Ha-Yoresh") | [Heir] ...
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How long does Rachel remain barren?

Genesis 29 28And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. ...
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Did Abraham really lie about Sarah being his sister (Gen. 20:2, 4, 11)?

We are often told that Abraham and Sarah lied to Pharaoh about being brother and sister: Genesis 20:2, 4: "Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 'She is my sister.'... 4Now Abimelech had not come near ...
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Was it the action of the men of Sodom that precipitated its destruction in Genesis 19?

Initial the Lord had told Abraham that they had come to see if the cry that came out of Sodom and Gomorrah if it was true Genesis 18:20-21 ESV So the Lord told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry ...
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Was Lot aware of how wicked Sodom and Gomorrah were when he chose the Jordan valley?

In the narrative in Genesis 13 we are told of how after a conflict between Lot and Abraham's herdmen the two decided to go separate ways.Lot is said to have chosen the Jordan valley while Abraham went ...
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What was the source of the light in Genesis 1:3-4 (cf. Gen. 1:14-19)?

At the outset of the Book of Genesis, we read: Genesis 1:3-4: "Then God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from 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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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In the Gospel of Luke, Christ asks a curious question: Luke 18:8b: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" It is as if Christ is predicting that faith in God ...
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Hosea 6.9: KJV "by consent" or ESV/LEB "by Shechem"

In Hosea 6.9: KJV reads: And as troops of robbers wait for a man, So the company of priests murder in the way by consent: For they commit lewdness. Whereas ESV has: As robbers lie in wait for a man,...
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How likely was the first day a 24-hour period?

Genesis 1 New International Version: 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Darkness was first. 3And ...
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Is Rebecca's well the same as Rachel's well?

Abraham's servant meets Rebecca at a well. Genesis 24 10Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram ...
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Why did God react to Abraham and Sarah's laughter concerning the promised son so differently?

Genesis 17: 15God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless ...
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Did Jacob acquire all his wealth in Paddan Aram in the last 6 years of working for Laban?

Genesis 29: 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. At the end of this 7 years period, Jacob worked for another 7 years:...
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Is it reasonable that 2 men were able to kill all the men in a city?

Genesis 34 20So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city: 21“These men are at peace with us. Let them live and trade in our land; indeed, it is ...
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Does Isaac struggle on the altar when Abraham is about to slaughter him?

Genesis 22 7 Then Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” “Here I am, my son,” he replied. “The fire and the wood are here,” said Isaac, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 ...
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Does Genesis 3 suggest that Adam and Eve's fig-leaf loincloths (v. 7) were unable to cover nakedness, unlike the tunics of skin (v. 21)?

In Genesis 3:6-10, the first recorded effect of Adam and Eve's sin is that they realized they were naked. Because of this, they sewed fig leaves together to make loincloths, but this isn't considered ...
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Is Ishmael the father of many Arab nations?

Genesis 21: 12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed about the boy and your maidservant. Listen to everything that Sarah tells you, for through Isaac your offspring will be reckoned. 13 But ...
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Is Mahalath the same as Basemath?

Genesis 28:9 NIV 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had. Genesis 36:2-3 NIV 2 Esau took ...
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Why does NKJB change the translation of KJV in Genesis 29:31?

KJB Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. NKJB When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. Why do ...
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Is one generation equal to 100 years?

Genesis 15 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And ...
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Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)?

God instructed His faithful servant, Noah to build the ark as follows: Genesis 6:14-16, NASB: "Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it ...
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Parallels between story of Abraham handing his wife Sara over to the Pharaoh (Gen 12) and Israel then spending 400 years slavery in Egypt [closed]

In my study of the books of Genesis and Exodus, I have noted what appear to be clear parallels between the events which take place between Abraham and his wife Sara and the future events which take ...
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What exactly did Abraham mean by "righteous" when he bargained with God?

New International Version Genesis 18: 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you ...
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Why is Jacob so harsh in saying “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” in Genesis 42:1?

New International Version Genesis 42: 1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” 2He continued, “I have heard that there is ...
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If Galatians 5:21 removes righteousness from Noah due to drunkenness (Genesis 9:21) - how does drunk Noah maintain heavenly authority to curse Canaan? [closed]

Since Genesis 9:21 refers to the drunkenness of נֹ֖חַ Noach: "And he drank of the wine and became drunk " ( וַיֵּ֥שְׁתְּ מִן הַיַּ֖יִן וַיִּשְׁכָּ֑ר ) and Galatians 5:21 established ...
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Did Jacob continue wrestling all night to receive a blessing to save he and his family from Esau, or something else (Gen. 32:24-29)?

In the Book of Genesis (32:24ff), I get the impression that Jacob was at his wits end. He was alone in the wilderness, having sent all that he had in the world away from him. He felt his brother Esau ...
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Why does Abraham get rid of Ishmael and Jacob does not get rid of Naphtali?

Genesis 21 9Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking Isaac. 10Therefore she said to Abraham, “Drive out this slave woman and her son, for the son of this ...
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Did Laban disobey God when he talked to Jacob in Genesis 31:26-30?

Jacob fled from Laban secretly. Laban caught up with him in Genesis 31: 25 Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead when Laban overtook him, and Laban and his relatives camped there ...
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In Genesis 6:7, God states that He will destroy both man and beast from the face of the earth. Why were ocean creatures omitted?

I have wondered this for a long time. Early in the Book of Genesis we read: Genesis 6:7: "And the LORD said, 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to ...
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What is the significance that Lot serves the angels unleavened bread?

Genesis 19 1The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth 2and said, “My ...
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Do we know what God meant in Gen. 11:5-6: "Nothing will be impossible for the people"?

In the Book of Genesis, we read of the Tower of Babel and of the great number of people gathered in one city: Genesis 11:5-6: "The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of ...

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