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Is it plausible that Noah's Dad knew Adam?

According to the Bible, Noah's father was Lamech. For the purpose of this question, we assume that Adam, Lamech and Noah were actual, historical people, we get: Adam lived for 930 years(Genesis 5:5) ...
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Is it plausible that Noah's Dad knew Adam?

Yes, Adam lived long enough to be able to see Lamech - Noah's father. :) TimeLine from Adam to Flood
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Why is Zerah mentioned in Matthew's genealogy?

Note that the Book of Genesis describes the physical birth of the two twins, Perez and Zerah, in great detail. (Genesis 38:27-30) By mentioning the two together, Matthew brings to mind their birth ...
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Matthew 1:16 Father or Husband of Mary?

Comment to the translation from here “father.” The Greek is anēr (#435 ἀνήρ), and means “an adult human male.” Anēr is generally assumed to mean “husband” in this verse, but that cannot be the case. ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ?

Bathsheba's first son was definitely NOT messiah for the following reasons: He was NOT a prophet, according to Deut 18:15, 18-20; but according to Acts 3:21-23 - Jesus WAS. He did NOT inherit the ...
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Were Shem, Ham and Japheth Triplets?

List of Firstborns? Not Necessarily In the Sepher Ṯōl'ḏōṯ, or Generations Book, of Genesis 5 the very first son (Seth) listed, as is evident from Genesis's immediately preceding chapter, is actually ...
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What is the source for Rahab's husband in Matthew 1?

Salmon (or Salma/Salmah) is certainly mentioned in the Old Testament as being a descendant of Judah and an ancestor of David: Nahshon was the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz - 1 ...
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When did the battle of David and Goliath take place?

The 6th century BC is when some scholars believe the story of David and Goliath was written, not when it actually took place. For example, Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles 23 not mention Korah son of Izhar?

Because it's not entirely a genealogy Korah also appears in 1 Chron 6:38, so it is unlikely this his rebellion in Numbers 16 was the cause of him being omitted from a later chapter in 1 Chron. The ...
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What is the significance of the scarlet thread on Zerah's hand at the end of Genesis 38?

Identifying the first-born son has always been a hugely important part of the biblical account, not just for inheritance rights, but because of being set apart (dedicated) to the Lord God. This is ...
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Do we have a Father of all living things, if yes what’s Adam’s role and the meaning of this scripture

Yes, we do have a Father of all living things but that one is not Adam! This then requires an explanation as to why Adam names the woman God had given him ‘Eve’ (Chavah in Hebrew). Notice that he did ...
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Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David?

Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David? In the topic "Genealogy of Jesus Christ" in the Insight on the Scriptures, the ...
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Was Cush the father of Nimrod?

Was Cush the father of Nimrod? There does seem to be some question if Cush is Nimrod's father. Note some of the Biblical commentaries: Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (8) Cush begat Nimrod.—...
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How is Joab related to Amasa?

How is Joab related to Amasa? The topic "Amasa" in the Insight on the Scriptures lists Amasa as Joab's cousin: 1. Son of David’s sister or half sister Abigail and Jether (Ithra), and ...
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What is the connection between Bethlehem being Joseph's "own city" and Joseph being "of the house and lineage of David"?

Your question brings up the conflict between the Biblical account, the customs in the Middle East, and the traditional Christmas story in Western Christianity. Kenneth E. Bailey addressed this ...
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Was Rahab the Harlot contemporary with Salmon?

God tells Abraham of a period of 400 years, a rounded number, Genesis 15:13, from the time of the children of Israel going down to Egypt until their deliverance in the exodus. Paul seems to have ...
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Why is Elkanah said to be an Ephraimite?

They are the indeed the same. Just as this is the same Elkanah from Exodus 6:24. He is not listed as from the tribe of Ephraim in 1 Samuel 1. He is listed only as an Ephraimite (or Ephrathite as some ...
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Can differences in the line of Zerubbabel in the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew & Luke be reconciled with each other and with 1 Chronicles 3:17-24?

The New Testament genealogies of Jesus contain many puzzles, of which the family surrounding Salathiel (Shealtiel) is just one: Matthew, in agreement with 1 Chronicles 3:17, says that Salathiel was ...
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What is the source for Rahab's husband in Matthew 1?

Who Was Rahab The Harlot? In Matthew 1:5 her name is Rachab Ῥαχάβ (which appears only once in the Bible) in KJV. Most bibles have it INCORRECTLY as 'Rahab'. Rahab of Cannaan Conquest (Joshua 2:1; 6:...
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Why does Zephaniah have such an extensive genealogy?

There are basically two main theories as to why Zephaniah's genealogy goes back four generations: In order to connect him to Hezekiah, who is in turn thought to be the reforming king In order to ...
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What is the significance of Gen 46:10 "Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman"?

The Son of a ‘Canaanitish’ Woman The list of Simeon’s sons in Gen.46:10 states that the last named son, Shaul (or Saul), was “the son of a Canaanite woman”. Shaul’s designation is unique among ...
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Amalekites in Genesis

I misread. I thought it said that they conquered the Amalekites, not "the whole territory of" the Amalekites. This is an intentional anachronism.
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Why are there only 13 generations from Shealtiel to Jesus? ( mathew 1:12-16)

I Chronicles 3: 15-18 catalogues four men : Josiah, Jehoiakim, Jeconiah and Salathiel : the sons of Josiah - Jehoiakim (v15) and the sons of Jehoiakim - Jeconiah (v16) and the sons of Jeconiah - ...
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From what tribe did Jesus come?

Mary was closely related to Elizabeth, wife of Zacharias. Elizabeth was of the daughters of Aaron, and therefore so was Mary. So Mary was descended from the tribe of Levi, through Aaron. The genealogy ...
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(1 Chronicles 1) Why is Seir ancestorial lineage Missing from amongst the Adamic lineal descendants lineage description?

1 Chronicles (written circa 400 B.C.) Chapters 1 to 9:34 – Genealogy of the Nation of Israel Chapter 1 – God’s people from Adam to Jacob (= Israel) 1:1-34 – Founding Ancestors from Adam to Noah’s sons ...
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What's the significance of the omission of Moses' wife and sons in the genealogy in Exodus 6?

Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, back to her father Jethro. in the land of Midian, after the incident involving circumcision at the inn, Exodus 4:24-26. When Jethro comes to see Moses, Exodus 18:1-...
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four generations from Rahab to David?

First, the use of "father of" or "son of" can refer to any descendent. E.g. the claim that "Abraham is our father" in Matt 3.9. The pharisees did not say this because ...
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Does Psalm 51:5 indicate that David was the illegitimate son of Jesse Or his woman?

Does Psalm 15:5 reveal King David's ancestry caused a "sinful" birth? As the Author of [Tehillim 15], David דָוִד writes in Hebrew - verse 7 : "Behold, with iniquity I was formed, and ...
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Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David?

Yes, the Bible never explicitly states that Mary was of "the house and lineage of David." That is clearly stated twice about Joseph (Mat 1:20, Luke 1:27). Seeing as the Messiah is clearly ...
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