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Concept of Universe in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament, many verses report the beliefs about the structure of the Universe. Surprisingly (well... for me!), these believes seem not to change much from the very early books to the latest ...
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Why does Genesis 3:14 say that the snake would eat dust?

We read in Genesis 3:14, of the curse given to the serpent that he would crawl on his belly and eat dust all his life. Those who watch snakes sticking out their tongue while moving on the dusty ground ...
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Where does the belief that seeds die before they turn into a living plant come from (expressed in John 12:24 and 1 Corinthians 15:36)?

Multiple times in the New Testament, it is being stated that a seed needs to die in order to be turned into a plant. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it ...
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Is this ancient explosive mixture mentioned in the Apocrypha plausible?

I recently decided to read the Apocrypha. Sounded interesting. Anyway, when I got to The Book of Bel and The Dragon, there was this verse, which struck me as particularly interesting: 1:27 Then Daniel ...
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In 1 John 1:5, is God literally "Light"?

"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5 NASB, bolls.life/NASB/62/1/5 Sorry for my English. And my ...
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why does God describe this cauldron as round all about? [duplicate]

in 1 Kings 7:23-26, God describes a cauldron as being "round all about", however this cannot be the case, as in the extract: "And he made a molten sea [cauldron], ten cubits from the one brim to the ...
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Using science, could sound vibrations & tremors be the reason for the wall of Jericho to fall? [closed]

Joshua 6 NASB 15 Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven ...
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peeled off poplar and almond rods in water for flock that mate to give birth to speckled & spotted sheep & goats

Could someone please give scientific reasoning as to why peeled off poplar and almond rods in water drank by flock that mate would give birth to speckled & spotted sheep & goats? Genesis 30:...
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What is referred to as leprous disease of clothing in Leviticus?

Leviticus 13:47-49 (NRSVCE) says: Concerning clothing: when a leprous disease appears in it, in woolen or linen cloth, in warp or woof of linen or wool, or in a skin or in anything made of skin ,...
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Plants created before the sun?

I've read Differences in Genesis creation stories but there's one aspect that's not discussed: how did plants survive without sunlight? Genesis 1:11 recounts the third day: And God said, "Let the ...
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Does Isaiah 40 indicate (along with science) that the universe is expanding?

Does this passage in Isaiah indicate that the heavens (e.g. universe) is expanding, in agreement with scientific observations? Am I interpreting this correctly? It would be pretty amazing if this is ...
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Interpretations of Revelation 16:8-11

What possible interpretations are there of the following verses? I am interested in hearing from both the scientific community and Christian community. I am wondering if my interpretation (now ...
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Was there an astronomical origin of the Star of Bethlehem in Matthew 2?

In Matthew 2:1-12, there are mentions of the Star of Bethlehem, specifically Matthew 2:2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come ...
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Is there archaeological evidence to suggest that the locust plague in Exodus 10:15 spread over a larger area?

Exodus 10:15 states: They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a ...
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Does Job 26.7 confirm the earth is floating in outer space?

Some interpretations of the bible follow a method of scientific concordism, which attempts to reconcile alleged discrepancies between the bible and modern science. One such issue is the common ...
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Natural disaster at Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24?

In Genesis 19:24, it states: Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; Does this passage suggest that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were ...
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Is there an interpretation of the blood and water that poured from Jesus' side (John 19:34) that involves, in part, some physiological component?

In reading What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?, I wondered if there is anything unusual about both blood and water flowing from the ...
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Is there external historic or scientific evidence of a particular flood that corresponds to the Genesis 7 account?

Some have posited that the flood account in Genesis 7 corresponds to the flooding of the Mediterranean basin, others have suggested it may correspond to the refilling of the black sea. My question is ...
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Are there any hermeneutic rigors that can be related to scientific rigors?

Do any rigors commonly used in the field of hermeneutics have any counterparts in scientific rigors? Is there a corollary in hermeneutics to the requirements that science demands as far as the ...
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