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The serpent told Eve she would not die from eating the forbidden fruit; How does Eve know what death is?

The simple answer is: God had previously explained to Adam what dying and death were, but the narrative omits this conversation. Consider this: in our daily lives, when someone discusses something we ...
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Genesis 3:21, how it seems everybody agree that the "skin" is an animal skin which is killed by God?

The operative word in Gen 3:21 is עוֹר ("or") which occurs almost 100 times in the OT Hebrew. It is used in only two senses: skin of a human, eg, Ex 22:26, 34:39, etc skin/hide of an ...
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According to Hebrews 11:5, did Enoch actually die? (Compare Hebrews 11:13)

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 ...
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The serpent told Eve she would not die from eating the forbidden fruit; How does Eve know what death is?

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned The answer to OP: How would Eve know what death was? ...
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In John 12:24, what are the causes and results?

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 ...
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Is there a contradiction between Ecclesiastes 9:5 & Luke 16:19-31?

There are those like me who see Luke 16:19-31 as an historical account, not a parable. Many of those, again like me, also hold to the original textform of Scripture to be by inspiration of God and ...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

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 ...
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Ecclesiastes 12:7 implications for animals?

The Teacher does not distinguish between humans who believe in God or the godless. ALL humans will die and their bodies go into the ground where "the dust returns to the ground it came from.&...
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Does "asleep" in 1 Corinthians 15 mean that the dead are unconscious prior to the resurrection?

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. ...
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Why would Deborah’s death be recorded, and not that of Rebekah herself (Genesis 35:8)? And why was she buried beneath a terebinth?

There is no clear answer to any of these puzzling questions; we are left to speculate. First, how did Deborah get there? There are two possibilities. One is that she accompanied Jacob all the way from ...
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Genesis 3:21, how it seems everybody agree that the "skin" is an animal skin which is killed by God?

I'd say that there are 4 primary reasons: The Definition: The word for "skin" עוֹר is used exclusively to refer to human or animal skin. It's never used for anything else. Biblical Context: ...
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What is Paul saying in Galatians 2:17-19?

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 ...
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What does "taste death" in Hebrews 2:9 mean?

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 ...
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Does the Hebrew word Qe'ver refer to Hell or to "the place of the dead" or "the grave"?

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’, ...
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Could criminals repent?

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 ...
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Did death enter the animal kingdom as a consequence of the curses that God declared in retribution for sin after the Fall (Genesis 3)?

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 ...
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Are the spirits of the dead conscious according to Isaiah 14:9-11?

Whether the dead are conscious or not is not the subject of Isa 14. It is a prime example of personification of inanimate objects that is common in the Bible. Indeed, "sheol" itself is ...
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Does it follow from 1 Timothy 6:13-16 that the souls of human beings are not inherently immortal?

The root word for immortality here is ἀθανασία ("athanasia"), also used by Paul in 1 Cor. 15:53-54, therein to describe the change from a mortal body which will die to an immortal body that ...
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Is there a contradiction between Isaiah 38:17-19 & Luke 23:43?

There are two matters in this question. 1. Where to place the comma in Luke 23:43? According to the following considerations: Luke's style Hebraistic style the facts of what happened later the ...
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Does it follow from John 17:3 that the wicked will cease to exist (since they won't have eternal life)?

There is such a thing as "a living death". It stands in stark contrast to eternal life, in Christ. A living death is being alive without belonging to Christ. Billions of people throughout ...
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The serpent told Eve she would not die from eating the forbidden fruit; How does Eve know what death is?

How did she know to understand any English in the first place? ;-) Or any human language, for that matter, since no human can have taught her? What I want to say is that even if we are inclined to ...
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How would Adam know what "you shall surely die" meant?

It is a part of human nature that to eat, we must eat of a sacrificed living thing. Although still vegetarian, Adam would know that when he ate plant material, he was sacrificing its life for his own. ...
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Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus and the rich man - literal, allegorical or a mixture of both?

The purpose of this parable is not to convey factual information about Heaven, Hell, or Abraham's bosom. Rather the purpose of this parable of the conscience is to awaken an awareness of the ...
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Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus and the rich man - literal, allegorical or a mixture of both?

Positive Argument (Negative arguments in a separate post for readability) The setting of the parable This question is insightful because "Is the parable of the rich man and Lazarus a true story&...
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In 1 Samuel 28:15 did the witch at Endor actually bring up the spirit of Samuel from the land of the dead?

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 ...
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Could criminals repent?

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 ...
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Could criminals repent?

Let me quote some examples of how the law was supposed to work: Eze 18:20-23 20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. ... 21 But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps ...
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