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One view (and the view I hold to) of the Genesis account in Gen 1:1-2:3 indicates that God created a fully functioning creation at the end of seven days, with the earth, plants, animals, heavenly bodies, and mankind all formed to function as an interrelated whole like God intended. Genesis 2:4-25 is an expanded history of what is stated to have transpired ...


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Is it not the case that the writer, having clearly stated that Enoch did not see death, then excludes Enoch from the statement, "These all died," ? It is unnecessary for the writer to break into the second statement and add "except for Enoch" as the writer has already excluded that singular circumstance by previously defining it separately.


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ἀποθνῄσκω is the normal word for "die" in New Testament Greek. BDAG gives: to cease to have vital functions, whether at an earthly or transcendent level, die The OP proposes that the απο- prefix may indicate ....the effects from the dying which implies a process thereafter. (Really ἀποθνῄσκω is a verb, so more like "to experience the effects from...."...


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Be careful not to bring theological and cultural assumptions to the text, namely that Hades and heaven are separate places (and the corresponding ideas about what they are).1 The notions of 'heaven' and 'hell' in Western culture were foreign in the mindset of first-century Judea, and thus reading these ideas back into the text is anachronistic.2 What is ...


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Differentiating between "Purpose" and "Grounds" You ask: Why would The Lord allow Satan to have the power to take other lives just for the purpose of proving that Job is a loyal servant? The short answer is that God's "grounds" for having those people die is their own sin, not Job's testing. God allowed it to happen when and how it did for the "...


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Josephus indicates that King Uzziah was buried alone according to Antiquities 9:10.4 §227. In the Masoretic Text, the phrase "in the burial field that belonged to the kings" appears as follows in the Hebrew: According to the HAL, this Hebrew phrase speaks to a field adjoining the burial area of the kings. One limestone inscription found in Jerusalem and ...


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Can a Criminal repent and live? - Yes. The Murderer of Uriah the Hittite repented and was forgiven in 2 Samuel 12:13. 2 Samuel 12:13 | NIV : "Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die."


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English Standard Version Genesis 2: 5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work [H5647] the ground Brown-Driver-Briggs 1 labour, work, do work It requires Adam's labour to grow plants in a field. He will till the ...


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The Greek word appears four times in the Christian New Testament, and in every case (except Acts 2:24) the reference is to the agony and pain associated with birth pangs. Thus if we read the New Testament in Greek, and we come to this passage at hand, we have this idea that sin somehow sires death; that is the birth pangs of sin are death according to ...


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Why would we think that seeking to be justified by Jesus Christ would somehow suggest that we are found to be sinners? The notion is that Christ made those Jewish Christians who sought to be justified in Him sinners because he led them to abandon the Law. In this sense, Christ could be accused of being a minister of sin. How is rebuilding things that we ...


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Since death cannot literally be tasted (i.e., with the tongue), the Greek verb γεύομαι is here used figuratively with the meaning of “to experience someth[ing] cognitively or emotionally, come to know someth[ing].”1 Hence, Josephus 2 and Philo3 mention the taste of wisdom; and, Hermes Tresmegistus, the taste of immortality:4 The Hebrew equivalent verb טָעַם ...


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An intriguing point about the Hebrew word qe’ver is that it can refer to either a singular grave, or to many graves. But the Hebrew word she’ohl’ always has to be singular. There is only one she’ohl’, but while there can be one individual qe’ver, there can also be many of them. Finding out why there is only ever one she’ohl’ is revealing as to explaining the ...


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Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you. — Deuteronomy 17:6–7 Notice the &...


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Answer: You are right: the dead will be forgotten. The people who still live no longer remember them; it's the people's memory. All translations you quoted have this sense, plus NIV ("even their name is forgotten") and ESV (same as KJV). Two commentaries I consulted (by Tremper Longman and by Douglas Miller) confirm this. Both highlights two ...


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I don't believe the Bible answers this question explicitly, but here are a few pieces of the puzzle I think can be supported by the text: 1. The state of the world changed as a result of the Fall As noted in the OP: cursed is the ground because of you (Genesis 1:17) And it's worth pointing out that the ground which was cursed had been the source of food ...


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At your suggestion here is a longer series of comments about what the Bible teaches about man during death. Mortal man is just that, and the soul can die. Eze 18:4, 20, 24, Gen 6:3, 1 Tim 6:15, 16. Man is unconscious in death. Eccl 9:5, 6, 10, Ps 6:5, Isa 38:18, Ps 88:10. Thus, the Bible very often calls death a “sleep”; Matt 9:24, Mark 5:39, Luke 8:52, ...


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The translation used in the question describes the next life as "the realm of the dead". The actual Hebrew is more explicit, using the word Sheol (בִּשְׁא֕וֹל), as we can see in other translations: Ecclesiastes 9:10 (ESV): Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you ...


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The principle reason for the near unanimous sense of commentators that Uzziah was buried apart from his ancestors -- seemingly reading against the natural sense of 2 Chronicles 26:23 -- has to do with the relation of this verse to its counterpart in 2 Kings 15:7: +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+ | 2 ...


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God allows millions of innocent people to die today, probably at the hands of Satan either directly or indirectly (not that those who died were innocent, only that they died NOT because of their sins). So I think the real rub of the question is, "... just to prove that Job is loyal." So perhaps you agree that God allows millions to die at Satan's hands. I ...


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Martin Luther answered this question well, but in a very general way: "Behold, God governs the external affairs of the world in such a way that if you regard and follow the judgment of human reason you are forced to say either that there is no God, or that God is unjust." (from "On the Bondage of the Will" published 1525) The deaths of Job's sons and ...


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This question has not an answer plainly in scripture and without answering suggest a place to look. There were two that seemingly went to heaven before dying and they were Enoch in Genesis 5:24 and Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11. We see in John 17:10-13 and Jesus said Elijah truly shall first come and restore all things 12 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come ...


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Gal. chap. 2 is wrestling with those who kept coming in to the 1st century assemblies and telling them they had to keep the law; ie. be circumcised, etc. The background then is whether they were still under the law, or under grace through Christ. Gal. 2:3:4, "3 but not even Titus, who [is] with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised -- 4 ...


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This is indeed a reference to death, but it isn't an idiom. It was the custom to literally close a deceased person's eyes (Mishna Shabbat 23:5): אין מאמצין את המת בשבת, ולא בחול עם יציאת נפש; וכל המאמץ עם יציאת נפש, הרי זה שופך דמים. One may not close a dead person's eyes on the Sabbath, nor on a weekday while the soul is departing; and whoever closes a ...


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It was actually Samuel that came up. Most people are of the opinion that Samuel had died and so it was not possible for him to meddle in the affairs of the living. The dead do actually live although in the spirit. If it was not so the Bible would not warn against making consultations with the dead. When you come into the land that the Lord your God is ...


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The immediate context which follows and to which the phrase 'for every one he might taste death' (Englishman's Greek New Testament, interlinear - υπερ παντος γευσηται θανατου) is that of : ... in bringing many sons to glory ... verse 10 ... he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified ... verse 11 ... I will declare thy name unto my brethren ... verse ...


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Ezekiel 18:21-22 (NASB) But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statues and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die. All his transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live. Does ...


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