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
1 labour, work, do work
It requires Adam's labour to grow plants in a field. He will till the ...
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."
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 ...
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 &...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Just before Jesus died on the cross, in Luke 23:46
Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Before Stephen died, in
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
The parallel is striking. Stephen recognized ...
About Chapter 18, Marvin A. Sweeney makes this comment:
The prophet disputes the view that Israel's punishment is due to the sins of past generations. Instead, each individual is responsible for his or hers own actions. Contrast the Decalogue (Exodus 20.5; Deuteronomy 5.9), which indicates that God visits "the guilt of the parents upon the ...
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. Which is a fundamental part of creation and which teaches us enormously important concepts.
Let me quote some examples of how the law was supposed to work:
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 all My
statutes, and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he
will not die. 22 None of the transgressions he has committed will
be held against him....
Could the witnesses and maybe the court give a chance for the criminal to repent and thus live?
There's Biblical verses that show how sinful Israel can be spared from death and destruction if they repented (2 Chronicles 7:14) but not sure if it applied to the individual.
Yes, it applied to the individual.
Ezekiel 33:14 And if I say to a wicked person, ‘...
A straightforward rendering of Paul's statement here is that he is making a reference to what the Jews called Sheol.
Usage of the Greek word ἄβυσσος (rendered in English as "abyss") includes:
the abyss, unfathomable depth, an especially Jewish conception, the
home of the dead and of evil spirits (see here)
Soldarnal offers an excellent ...
In Hebrew Sheol שאול (H7585) is the "abode of the dead," the "underworld," and commonly translated hell, grave or "pit. The etymology of the word Sheol is uncertain, even the correct spelling is uncertain שאול or שאל (mostly spelled שאול but sometimes שאל).
Hell is the English name for the same location, in Old English hel, modern ...
"What does it mean that the transgressions he committed will not be remembered against him?"
As you may know, The Israelites observed a very special and solemn day known as Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement. On this particular set-apart day, while the Israelites fasted and prayed, The High Priest at the time had to make an atonement for the entire ...
"qeber" refers to a tomb, sepulchre, burying place, grave site, memorial, etc.
It is the physical place or evidence of burial that living people can see and visit.
"sheol" is the hidden place where a body actually is.
It can't be seen without exhumation, etc.
Neither word necessarily has any supernatural meaning.
Attaching supernatural ...
Truly excellent question with some very subtle undertones. The answer to the question hinges on the meaning of the Greek:
πάντες γὰρ αὐτῷ ζῶσιν. [Literally, "all for to him live"]
The various version can be classified into two camps as to the way this phrase of translated:
"For to Him all are alive", eg, NIV, NLT, BSB, CEV, GNT, NHEB, ...
We must treat cautiously here as the words for "spirit" and "breath" are identical in both Greek and Hebrew. This even persists into modern languages with words like "expired" (= breathed out" meaning "dead". For example,
Gen 49:33 - When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up ...
No. The spirit can not leave the body ‘miraculously’. It only leaves in, or as as a result of death. Although dying and coming back to life would be miraculous - so in a sense - yes!
But your Q asked whether the spirit could leave without causing death, so that’s why the answer is No. The word clearly answers this! -
JAMES 2:26 For as the body apart from the ...
Stephen is acknowledging Jesus' divinity, quoting Psalm 31:5 "Into your hands I commit my spirit", where the referent is God.
Does he mean that his created soul will continue life in the presence of Jesus? Yes, of course, for Jesus tells that whoever believes in Him will pass from death to life (cf. John 5:24). Otherwise Paul's longing for dying ...
It appears the Godly Stephen was alluding to numerous passages of the OT that describe God giving the "breath of life", the defining factor between death and life:
Job 33:4, The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Gen 1:30, And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that ...
As pointed out in a previous answer, it would be close to impossible to support any view on this exegetically.
So we can only consider other known truths.
GEN 2:9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of ...
Since I was the one who (perhaps unwisely) reopened this topic it seems only fair that I should put my own views out for scrutiny as well.
This will not be a popular post. I do not claim that my interpretation is proved by the Bible (I’m actually wary of claims--on this topic--of Biblical proof); rather, I claim that it is consistent with the Bible.
In Rev Rev 6:8, "Death" is the name of the one riding the fourth horse. Hades follows the horse because the rider kills and hades (the abode of the dead) received the ones killed.
In Rev 20:14, "Death" is personified because it is destroyed in the lake of fire. Similarly, Hades is personified because it is also destroyed by ...
"Death and Hades" in Revelation
Is the Death and Hades of Rev. 6:7-8 the same as that stated in Rev. 20:14? Why or why not?
Answer: No, they are not.
Revelation 6:7: "When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, 'Come.' I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name ...
In the exchange with Jesus, Luke records the words of the demons
“And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.”
It’s the same Greek word αβυσσον
It is also described/mentioned in the book of Revelation. Did Paul believe in Biblical cosmology? That there was a deep abyss under the earth? Of course he did. He didn’t ...
Did Paul believe in a place called "[the] abyss" that houses the [spirits] of the dead (Rom. 10:17)?
It seems very unlikely that anyone -- especially the apostles, were unfamiliar with the flames of Hades; this appears to be exactly what Romans 10:17 refers to:
Romans 10:17: “But the righteousness based on faith speaks as ...
Is it hell, sheol, or realm of the dead? Or, could it just mean ‘the grave’? In the original language, it is שאול
It seems that there were two words in Hebrew that dealt with the place commonly known as sheol. The other Hebrew word was 'qe’ber' (pronounced ke-boo-raw, I think). That is the word that simply meant the grave, where corpses rotted, and where ...
The meaning of "she'ol" is controversial because of it relationship to the doctrine of anthropology and after-life experiences. I note the following uses of the word "she'ol"
It is the place where all people go, including the righteous, Gen 37:35, 42:38, 44:29, 31, Ps 86:13, etc
It is possible for people, still alive to go into she'ol, ...