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There are two matters here: Marrying siblings was not always a problem but became a problem (as we now know) because of biological problems. Adam and Eve's children must have (almost) all married their siblings!! The prohibition against marrying siblings (Deut 27:22, Lev 20:17) only became an Israelite law under the the Levitical system that was given ...


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Technically, Sarah was Abraham’s HALF-sister, according to Genesis 20:12: Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife. There are two occasions when Abraham was less than honest regarding his relationship with Sarah, his wife. The first instance is mentioned in Genesis 12:10-20 ...


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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 ...


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This question can be decided on two bases; Grammatical/Semantic and Narrative flow. Grammar/Semantics The operative word he in Gen 3:9 is the final word in the verse, אַיֶּֽכָּה - the interrogative adverb being אַי = "Where" which occurs 36 times in the OT (eg, Gen 3:9, 4:9, 16:8, Deut 32:37, Judges 13:6, 1 Sam 9:18, etc) and is almost always ...


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and sons of God see the daughters of men that they `are' fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen. [YLT Genesis 6:2] And Jehovah saith, My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they are' flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years. [YLT Genesis 6:3] Robert Young seems to be adding the verb '...


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The canonical bible doesn't say when Leah died except that in Gen 49:31 Jacob says she had died and was buried in Hebron sometime before his 17th year in Egypt, and Leah was last mentioned in Genesis 33:7. I'm not aware of whether any other extrabiblical sources like Josephus or the Dead Sea Scrolls say when she died but I don't recall seeing any. (...


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Ruth married a young man and had no child. Ruth married an old man and had a son. This was a work of God according to Psalm 127:3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Moreover, it was a special work of God. God saved her first pregnancy to become an ancestor to David. Ruth 4: 13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. ...


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Yes, p. 414 is a bit tricky to read. The key to sorting this out is to make a distinction between repeating a fixed number of times vs repeating indefinitely according to a certain frequency. Waltke and O'Connor argue that in numerical denominatives, the Piel stem carries a nuance of frequency. E.g., the Hebrew word for "tithe" is a numerical ...


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Deuteronomy 21:18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He ...


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Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply Isaiah 45:18 shows God's perspective: For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no ...


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The list of food listed for human consumption in Gen 1 consisted entirely of plant based food. More specifically, to humans: Gen 1:28 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. They will be yours for food. For animals: Gen 1:30 - And to every beast of the ...


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Life in Genesis 1 seems simple. 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, ...


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https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-1.htm Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. created בָּרָ֣א (bā·rā) Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular Strong's 1254: To create, to cut down, select, feed https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H1254&t=KJV&bn=1#lexResults shows all 5 instances ...


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I turned to Matthew Henry’s commentary on Genesis 6:2-3 and noted that verse 2 speaks of the sons of God who took the daughters of men as wives. Henry notes that men began to multiply upon the face of the earth but the posterity of Seth intermingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain. Henry suggests that the daughters of men which the sons of ...


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I would translate Gen 6:3 as: And the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend/strive with mankind forever; indeed, he [is] flesh; his days shall be 120 years." Thus, the text appears to be contrasting two elements which could be set out as follows: My Spirit shall not strive with mankind forever He [is] flesh, his days shall be 120 years That is,...


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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 ...


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Genesis 3: 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” The scene here is ...


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When working on the Masoretic text, the analysis of the Hebrew in Genesis 3:9, of the word ‘Ay’ was in full agreement with the interpretation of the earliest Septuagint. ‘Where’. These is no inference towards ‘how’. The assignment of ‘Ay’ was as an adverb. And this makes ‘sense’. Adam had just eaten, he had just *died’ - spiritually. Biblically, ‘Death’ ...


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Did God Ever Personally Warn Eve? At no point did God ever labor under any illusions that Man and Woman would not immediately be lulled by the cunning of the serpent. Indeed, He paved the way for everything to occur as it did in order to hasten the Fall (Refer to my commentary on The Trees of Life and Knowledge). This was necessary for individual human ...


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God himself communicated with the boys' mother and God himself made it clear who would serve whom. Rebekah and Jacob followed God's will in the matter, despite Isaac having other ideas (initially). The blessing was to be given to he who had the birthright. Esau relinquished that birthright (in exchange for a bowl of soup). Jacob represented himself as the ...


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The tenor of the story of Gen 1-3 suggests that death came as a result of mankind's sin. That is the world came under the curse of sin and death in animals occurred as a result. This is confirmed by a few NT texts: Rom 8:20, 21 - For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the ...


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The fact that God permits and regulates something does not mean that God approves it. To take another example, the Torah has a series of regulations around divorce. However, God makes His feelings about divorce quite plain: Mal 2:16 - “For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “He who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,” says ...


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The answer to this question involves a quintessential Hebrew practice of listing the important son first and not necessarily the oldest. We see this many times such as in the story of Noah when Shem Ham and Japheth are listed - Shem, despite being younger is lasted first. The same is true in Gen 11:26 - Abram was NOT the oldest son - he was the youngest. ...


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The 430 years is from the time of the Abrahamic covenant was established according to Gal 3:16, 17 - The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your seed,” meaning One, who is Christ. What I mean is this: The law that came 430 years later does not revoke the covenant previously ...


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"All snakes are demons" There is a counterexample for that in Numbers 21:9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. Even more importantly, Jesus saw this as a type of the cross in John 3: 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the ...


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There is no suggestion anywhere in Scripture that any human existed before the events described in Gen 1. However the OP is correct to sense that the phrasing in Gen 1:26 denotes a contrast with what comes before - and that contrast is with what comes immediately before in V24, 25 - And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to ...


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Indeed, circumcision is from the patriarchs as described in Genesis 17:12 For the generations to come every male among you [Abraham] who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner--those who are not your offspring. It is also codified in Leviticus 12:3 And on the eighth day the flesh ...


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We observe the following facts: While Naomi and her family was in Moab for 10 years, her sons would not have been married for all of that time. Perhaps only half (??) of that time. Further, it was while they we in Moab that the two sons died thus lessening the time available for marriage still further. Here two sons were called, "Mahlon and Chilion ...


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When I call you a brother, it does not automatically mean blood brother, it can mean from the same religion, from the same nation, or even as in general we are all brothers and sisters. In Islam, when Abraham called her his sister, he meant that as a sister in religion, and that was to protect her. This is not lying, it is a statement with multiple meanings. ...


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Not sure what you’re seeking here with your Q, but here is some background to consider. One of the comments has a link regarding the 4 rivers. And, you need to consider that the earth was very different pre-flood. Some say that there was one single continent, and the flood resulted in the land masses separating ... GEN 10:25 To Eber were born two sons: the ...


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