Colossians 1:17 read independently could imply Jesus is before all OR before all things, depending on the context of your interpretation.
Before all things – could be before anything ever existed (possibly imply Jesus is God) Or before all created things by God Or before all authorities or possible other interpretations.
There is also the problem of ...
This is a nice video series on the subject of Genesis in general, and the importance of seeing the Genesis narratives through ancient eyes in particular: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mr9ZTZb3TUeQHe-lZZF2DTxDHA_LFxi
The video series creator brings together thoughts and ideas from various written sources which could then be further investigated.
There are only two luminaries, not three. The greater and lesser. The stars being named as one. Original text doesn't have the word and or also.
Strongs concordance H3974 maor is listed and defined as source of light. The moon's light is Or/Ar/Ur (strongs H215/216) and is light in general. It isn't a luminary. It reflects the sun's light.
The sun is the ...
"and the birds of the air, over the livestock". Genesis 1:26.
Here we have, -over the birds of the "shamayim", and over the cattle.
"and the birds of the air." Genesis 1:28 again air/shamayim.
In Gen 1:1 when God created the heavens/shamayim, plural, the birds flew in the lowest of them.
How many heavens are there? Many: "...
The purpose of allowing the flesh of animals as food is a physical parallel to a spiritual truth: For as much as our physical life now comes from the death of an animal, our spiritual life comes from the death of Christ.
You can observe that although the selection of animals was narrowed under Moses, those of us who are not under Moses are not subject to ...
Before looking at verse 17, it is essential to establish from the previous verses just who this "He" is. A few assumptions are being made, both with the question and with some of the answers (which I will not take to task; I'm simply going to answer the question).
It is assumed in the question that Jesus is the "He" who is before all ...
What does it mean that Jesus is before all things (Colossians 1:17)?
The bible is unambiguous - the origin of Jesus is stated plainly. 4 different gospel accounts, that together, provide a sound understanding in need of no interpretation.
…it seemed fitting to me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you ...
First things first, and that is the context of the verses before vs17. Vs15 begins the main theme of the letter: the preeminence or supremacy of Christ. The Apostle Paul first describes Christ as "the image of the invisible God."
The Bible is clear in stating in several locations that the essence or substance of God is invisible to human beings. (...
The syntax and grammar of this sentence unambiguously shows that the Lord Jesus Christ is not to be enlisted with "all things", the latter denoting the entire creation; like in a sentence "operation of all computers in the room are sustained by electricity" - here electricity is clearly not in the list of computers.
Now, actually, "...
What we are looking at is the word. Arche
the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader
that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause
the extremity of a thing
of the corners of a sail
the first place, ...
Found this on the internet
Erev and Boker
Erev is dark, obscure randomness; it is maximum entropy. As darkness envelopes our horizon, we lose the ability to discern order or patterns. The darkness is "without form and void."
From this term we derive the current sememe for "evening," when the encroaching darkness begins to deny us the ...