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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. For one thing, the list of the three sets of 14 generations that go from Abraham to Christ (vs. 2-16), makes this impossible. If Joseph is the husband of Mary, ...


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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 not name her until after the pair had disobeyed God and received God’s decree? He had earlier named all the animals, for God directed him to do that, but that ...


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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 they were confused about who their own fathers were, or because they thought they were all biological brothers, but rather they were making a claim to be ...


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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 18:1-27, he brings Zipporah with him and her sons, by Moses. At the time the genealogy in Exodus 6 is written, therefore, Moses has no wife or sons with him. Whether ...


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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 with sin my mother conceived me." ( הֵן־בְּעָו֥וֹן חוֹלָ֑לְתִּי וּ֜בְחֵ֗טְא יֶֽחֱמַ֥תְנִי אִמִּֽי ) Perhaps the sin used to conceive דָוִד David came from ...


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Some read too much into Jer 22:30 than is either necessary or required. Royal Descendant It is true that Jeconiah/Jehoiachin never had another decendant literally sit on the throne of David - he was succeeded by his uncle, Zedekiah; but none of his sons or grandsons we ever crowned king. Biological Descendants Both Matt 1 and 1 Chron 3:17 list the progeny of ...


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Britannica.com states that King Saul of Israel lived during the following time period: ( Credit Reference: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saul-king-of-Israel  ) King Saul of Israel (c. 1021–1000 bc) Furthermore, ( Credit Reference:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ahasuerus ) "....Ahasuerus is evidently to be identified with Xerxes..." , ...


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Let's see the context: Numbers 34:13 Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The Lord has ordered that it be given to the nine-and-a-half tribes, 14because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. In Numbers 34:16-29, two tribes are missing: ...


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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 where understanding the litany of familial disasters that befell Judah must be noted. Judah had three sons by his wife, Shuah: Er was the first-born son. Then ...


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It is a bit of a stretch but it is possible. Jesse lived a long life. 1 Samuel 17:12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul's time he was very old. 13Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. 14 ...


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“Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.” ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:12‬ ‭ The question relates to whether the eighth was born legitimately or out of wedlock. Of Jesse there is no indication he had multiple wives. “And Jesse made seven of his sons ...


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There are various answers given to this question in the traditional Jewish commentaries on these verses: There were two Korahs, one was Esau's son from Aholibamah (verse 14 and 18) and one was his grandson the son of Eliphaz who was Adah's firsborn (verses 15 and 16). See Chizkuni (citing Rashi on the Talmud) Korah was Eliphaz's son born from an incestual ...


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The name חַוָּה Chavah is a derivative of the Hebrew word חַיָּה chayah meaning “living” in singular feminine form. In the Chabad article “Mother of All Life” - Sara Esther Crispe states : Chavah embodies both the essence of life itself and the creative ability to grant that life to others. The idea of “mother of all life” expresses not only the ability to ...


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Leviticus 18:9 You must not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere. ... 29“ ‘Everyone who does any of these detestable things—such persons must be cut off from their people. The punishment here is the Hebrew term kareth ("cutting off" ...


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