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Why didn't Noah's righteousness/faith save his generation in Genesis 7?

First, regarding Abraham. Note that it would not be the righteousness of Abraham that could potentially secure the saving of all the inhabitants in the Sodom and Gomorrah region. That would require ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

Suppose you have a young child: It was born in your physical image (ten toes, two eyes, etc.). It was born in your spiritual image (intelligence, emotion, self-awareness, etc.). At two years of age: ...
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Was Benjamin in on the plot to sell Joseph?

Benjamin was quite younger and often stayed at home with his Father hence was likely not part of the plot. Gen 42:4 (NASB emphasis added) But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

So you are asking for some points to help you understand the concepts presented in Genesis 3. What follows is a conceptual outline. To do this you may? need to put some traditional understandings to ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

Genesis 3:22 is the crux of this question for the real point is about how man, who is made in the image of God, may become as (or 'like') God in a particular sense, via a particular way. Does Genesis ...
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Does the appearance of שֶׁבַע twice in Genesis 7:2 imply any significance?

In Gen 7:2, the "seven seven" part of the verse has a somewhat ambiguous meanings which could be one of the following: "seven pairs", as in NIV, NLT, ESV, BSB, NASB, NRSV, CSB, ...
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Does the appearance of שֶׁבַע twice in Genesis 7:2 imply any significance?

שֶׁבַע (meaning "seven") occurs twice in succession in this verse. Commentators ancient & modern have been divided as to why. A common view, going at least as far back as the LXX (circa ...
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Why did Jacob not immediately rebuke Reuben in Genesis 35:22?

The incidents we have recorded in the Bible narrative are not exhaustive - far from it! That is, not everything is recorded. Therefore, we do not know of Jacob rebuked Reuben or not because nothing ...
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Why do Joseph’s brothers reveal to the Egyptian vizier that they have another brother, putting Benjamin in danger (Genesis 42:13)?

Surely the brothers did not need to give their number, 12, nor the supposed fate of Joseph and the fact that Benjamin is with their father, who is alive. It is hard to understand indeed why they ...
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Why does the serpent continue to eat dust in Isaiah 65:25?

This has been noticed by several commentators: Pulpit Commentary: Dust shall be the serpent's meat. Here we have a new feature, not contained in the earlier description. Serpents shall become ...
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Why didn't Abraham tell Isaac the truth in Genesis 22?

There are at least two, possibly three answers to this, none fully satisfactory. Answer #1 The first answer is provided, in part, by Heb 11:17-19 - By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up ...
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Whom is God conversing with in Genesis 6:7?

The object of God's "conversation" in Gen 6:7 could be any of the following possibilities: Himself - God could be talking out loud to Himself God was "talking" to no-one but ...
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Why did Abraham insist that Isaac marry from his kinfolk in Genesis 24?

Despite being idolater pagans, the people of Sumerian kingdom were far more civilized and cultured than the demonic wild tribes like Amorites, Canaanites, Sodom and Gomorrah. You are comparing the two ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

Why were there negative consequences for "becoming like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself? (Ironic?) With respect to my friends here, I think some of the ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

What does “the image of God” mean? An image is not the reality – it is a reflection. The image of God (Latin: imago dei) refers to the immaterial part of humanity. It sets human beings apart from ...
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Why is Sarah not mentioned in either Terah or Haran's Toledoth in Genesis 11?

We are not told so we do not know, as @Dottard commented. But this pattern of being selective also occurs with Haran's toledoth omitting Milcah, but we find out two verses later about her. Genesis 11:...
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Would Genesis 9:4 prohibit eating meat taken from living animals?

Scenarios 1 & 2 described in the OP are reasonably straightforward: Blood must be removed before meat is eaten. This is true. For example, Leviticus 17: 13 And whatsoever man there be of the ...
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Does Genesis 3 suggest that Adam and Eve's fig-leaf loincloths (v. 7) were unable to cover nakedness, unlike the tunics of skin (v. 21)?

I feel like there are some good thoughts posted here, but I feel a major point is still missing that I might be able to contribute to. I think some of the comments above are very good in explaining ...
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(Genesis 4:7) What is Cain Ruling Over? Sin? The Door?

This is a great question. Thank you for posting this. I have been looking at this verse over and over again. But I interpret it differently, from looking at the KJV. I feel like it says, "If you ...
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Was God's motive for barring man from eating of the "tree of knowledge" as given by the serpent true?

Yes, it's true, as Gen 3:22 "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil", says. However, the reason is not jealousy, but God doesn't want their suffering or death. ...
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