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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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Isaac blessing Jacob twice

In Genesis 27:23 (NASB) And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him. In Genesis 27:25 (NASB) So he said, “Bring it to me, and I will ...
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Did Reuben only have two sons in Genesis 42?

In Genesis 42:37 (NASB) Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, “You may put my two sons to death if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my care, and I will return him to you.” In Genesis 46:...
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“the people of all the earth” going to Egypt [duplicate]

In Genesis 41:57 (NASB) Then the people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth. Is this to be interpreted literally?
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Who was Pharaoh in Joseph's time?

In Genesis 40:2 Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker. Who was the Pharaoh? Note: similar question was asked about the Pharaoh of Ezekiel's time and an ...
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Did Genesis 36 happen before Genesis 32?

In Genesis 36:6-8 (NASB) 6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all his household, and his livestock and all his cattle, and all his property which he had acquired in the land of ...
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Who were Esau's wives?

In Genesis 26:34-35 (NASB) When Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite; 35 and they brought grief to Isaac and ...
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Oak near Shechem vs Oak of Moreh

In Genesis 35:4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem. Is this tree the referenced in ...
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Jacob's household had idols

In Genesis 35:2-3 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Remove the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments; 3 and let’s arise and go ...
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Is “journeyed on” meaning a “short trip with intention to come back”?

In Genesis 35:1 (NASB) Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” Then in Genesis 35:...
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Did Jacob have more than one daughter?

I thought Jacob had 13 children, being Benjamin the last one. By Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Essachar, Zebulun and Dinah Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali Zilpah: Gad and ...
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Link(s) between Jesus' Prodigal Son parable and Esau & Jacob's reunion story?

In Genesis 33:4 (NKJV): "But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept." In Luke 15:20 (NKJV): "But when he was still a great way off, ...
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Why does Bethuel seem to disappear after verse 50 in Genesis 24?

Bethuel seems strangely absent in Genesis 24. First, Rebekah "ran and told her mother’s household about these things" (Gen 24:28). Then, Laban is the one who ran out to meet Abraham's ...
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Does Hamor in Genesis 34:3 have double-meaning?

In Genesis 34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. the term "of Hamor" comes from H2544 / Chamowr ...
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Jacob's “eleven children”?

In Genesis 32:22 (NASB) Now he got up that same night and took his two wives, his two female slaves, and his eleven children, and crossed the shallow place of the Jabbok. By stating "his eleven ...
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Revelation 12:7 and there was war in heaven, is this before the creation Gen. 1:1 or is it in between Gen.1:1 and Gen. 1:2?

Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven". I am trying to understand if the war is before creation. Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." I know ...
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How can one go from Bethel to Luz?

In Genesis 28:19 Then he named that place Bethel; but previously the name of the city had been Luz. in Genesis 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and ...
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Did God give an oath to Isaac as alluded in Psalms 105:8-10?

PSALMS 105:8-10 niv 8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob ...
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Is the blessing of the father included in the birthright?

In Genesis 25:29-34 we read that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. Later, in Genesis 27, we see that Jacob has to plot with Rebekah in order to get that blessing. So, it appears as if Jacob was aware ...
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Abraham have 2 sons or only one? [duplicate]

The question is clear. Genesis 16:15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. Genesis 21:1-3. And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord ...
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Do Genesis 20 and 26 refer to the same Abimelech?

In Genesis 26:1 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines. Is this the ...
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Did God ever consider animals as suitable help for man in 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. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God brings the ...
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Who was Abraham's servant that went on the quest to find a wife for Isaac?

In Genesis 24:2 Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household who was in charge of all that he owned, “Please place your hand under my thigh, Who was this servant?
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Hiding the truth or statement of your faith?

In Genesis 22:5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the boy will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” Was Abraham hiding the truth or is it an ...
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Lot's sons-in-law reaction

From that part I've marked in Genesis 19:14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord is destroying the city.” ...
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Is Zoar like Sodom?

In the following passage in Genesis 19:2-3 i marked a specific part 2 And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then ...
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Genesis 1:3, Did God Make Light?

I'm trying to read Genesis 1 very closely and I'm noticing a thing about Genesis 1:3. God says יהי אור. Then it just says "and there was light." The form of "to be" (היה) here ...
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In 1 Corinthians 7:8, is Paul intentionally undoing Genesis 2:18?

1 Corinthians 7:8 (NIV): Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. Genesis 2:18 (NIV): The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I ...
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When Jesus states, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί (John 8:58), is he speaking of the period when Abraham was called Abram?

After Jesus took action which resulted in a man blind from birth seeing, a controversy over the man's identity ensues. Near the end of the dispute the man responds to those who are interrogating him ...
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Was Isaac aware that Jacob was fleeing Esau?

It seems only the mother was aware of the threat that Esau had issued Genesis 27:42 NIV 42 When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, “...
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In Genesis 1:9 was the earth exposed or fabricated, ותראה?

“And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ In English to say something “appeared” can give ...
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What and/or where is the smooth part of the neck?

“And the skins of the young goats she put on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭27:16‬ ‭ Where is this smooth or sometimes translated slippery חלקת part of the neck? Some ...
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Same term used for Noah's ark and Moses's basket

In Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. The term used for "an ark" is tebah. This term is also ...
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Why the conjunction from Genesis 1:2 onwards?

It seems that some choose to read into the text of Genesis 1 a title and also claim that day 1 begins in v3. Why would the text go through the trouble of connecting all the “verses” that follow to the ...
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Why do Sarah and Abraham doubt they will have children in Genesis 17 and 18 when their forefathers conceived at older ages?

We are told in Genesis 21:5 that Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born. In Genesis 17:17 Abraham doubts that a child could be born to someone of 100 years old. But we are also told that Adam was 130 ...
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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. How in verse 2 was the earth without form?

How can this be if? Our God is perfect in all His way, how then did this formless and wasted earth get like this?
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Is Noah's curse of Canaan a prophecy the LORD would become, or take on the form of a servant?

As a result of Ham's actions, Noah pronounced a curse on his grandson, Ham's fourth son: When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, he said, “Cursed be Canaan; a ...
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What is the significance of the parallels between Jacob and Moses?

Both have to flee their homes after they do something wrong and have people who want to kill them - see Genesis 27 & Exodus 2 Both then end up at wells in foreign lands, and help women when ...
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How were the lights in the firmament of the heavens be for signs? [duplicate]

How were the lights in the firmament of the heavens to be for signs as recorded in Gen 1:14?
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Is there a connection between 2 Cor 5:3 nakedness and Adam and Eve’s nakedness?

Paul in speaking of men, will in the coming age put on an outer covering “if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭ Adam an Eve were naked from the beginning ...
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What does “God said” mean in Gen. 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26?

What does “God said” mean in Gen. 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26? To ask what language God spoke during creation is absurd. God did not speak to a human before he created humans. What is the meaning of “God ...
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Question about Tree of Life

My husband is convinced that Adam and Eve were commanded not to eat of EITHER tree of the garden... The tree of Knowledge And of The Tree of Life. My husband is convinced that they never ever ate of ...
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Why did God provide a ram instead of a lamb when Abraham attempted to sacrifice Isaac?

Genesis 22:7b “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the ...
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Was Jacob's dream an answer to prayer? Genesis 35:3

How can Jacob claim that God answered him (Gen 35:3) when there is no record of Jacob petitioning or praying to God in Genesis 28? Genesis 35:3 "Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will ...
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What is the difference between of Genesis 1:24 and Genesis 2:19?

In Genesis 1:24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind....
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garden of Eden = garden of the Lord = garden of God?

Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, where He placed the man He had formed. Genesis 13:10 New International Version Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of ...
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Is Assyria more beautiful than the tree of life?

Ezekiel 31 3 Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage. Ezekiel compares Assyria to a cedar ...
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Does the equivalent of bene ha elohim in Gen. 6:2,4; Job 2:1 ever refer to Believers in the NT?

Does the equivalent of bene ha elohim (בְנֵי־הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙) in Gen. 6:2,4; Job 2:1 ever refer to Believers in the NT? When we are born of the Spirit, do we become bene ha elohim, a new creation?
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In Genesis 1:1 (a), are there any Hebrew articles?

אֱלֹהִ֑ים .... בָּרָ֣א ... בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית In the beginning ... created ... God In the Greek text of John 1:1, ('In the beginning' ... 'with God') there is no article with 'beginning' (arche) but there ...
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Do Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 point to the same identical beginning?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. As an aside, the Chinese translation ...
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Why does Genesis 6:2 describe sons of God and daughters of humans in this way?

In Genesis 6:2 (NIV), it seems as if the sons of God aren't human... Gen 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Why is it ...

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