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Questions about biblical texts relating to a serpent (most commonly Genesis, Exodus and Revelation)

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Can σπέρματος in Gen 3:15 be used in the figurative sense?

According to Gottingen's eclectic edition of the LXX, Genesis 3:15 in the English translation says, "I will place enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he will ...
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Does the phrase 'strike the heel' in Gen 3:15 have a deeper meaning?

We read in Gen 3:15 how God curses the serpent: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. A snake ...
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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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The personification of sin

Why did God warn Cain in Genesis 4:7 against sin and not the devil. The devil tempted Cain's mother in the Garden. Wouldnt it have made more sense for God to warn Cain against the devil? Unless this ...
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The serpent told Eve she would not die from eating the forbidden fruit; How does Eve know what death is?

Genesis 3:4 CSB “No! You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman. How would Eve know what death was?
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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 special significance of the curse imposed on the serpent in Gen 3:15?

We read in Genesis 3:15 (KJV) : And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. But almost all through ...
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Does a word deceived in Genesis 3:13 mean that the serpent lied to Eve? Some translations say,"the serpent caused me to forget"

I'm doing the study and I just had the question because we're talking about God's calling for remembrance by his people. God's constantly telling us to remember the things he's done because we tend as ...
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Can wars take place in the Presence of Almighty God (Rev. 12:7-9)?

A passage from the Book of Revelation declares that a war took place before God in heaven: Revelation 12:7-9: "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The ...
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Is the devil a cherub or seraphim?

The look of the devil is confusing. In Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; The devil is described as an ...
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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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Serpent and divination

Genesis 3:1 uses the noun nachash for 'serpent'. It comes from a root word that means 'to hiss or whisper', which is also used for divination (Gen 30:27). Can we thus infer that in Eve's considering ...
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How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? [closed]

How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? Numbers 21:1-9 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of ...
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(2 Kings 18:4, Genesis 3) Serpent worship and reading Genesis/Exodus

I'm reading 2 Kings 18:4 which references Numbers 21, [Hezekiah] removed the high places, broke down the pillars, and cut down the ashera pole. He broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had ...
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(John 15:22) No sin without Jesus?

I am really scratching my head on this verse. John 15:22, “If I [Jesus] had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.” It seems from the ...
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Enmity between the serpent and the woman

What might God have meant when He told the serpent the first of the things recorded in Genesis 3:15? He says "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He ...
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(John 3:14-15) Is Jesus Christ an idol? [closed]

Yeah, I know it is a provocative title, but I honestly think this is a very important question and I'd like some serious exploration. The question is "has Jesus become an idol like the serpent from ...
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