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This is explained in Hebrews: he reckoned God would raise him from the dead. Heb 11.17-19 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, ...


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This question incorrectly assumes that there is a Sarah 1.0 that was meek and obedient and a Sarah 2.0 was outspoken and did not obey him. Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him Lord throughout her married life as was the norm in that time period. But obeying Abraham does not mean that the relationship was based on slavery. She let her needs and be known, and ...


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The word μώλωψ in 1 Peter 2:24 is a hapax legomenon, and, according to BDAG means: welt, wale, bruise, wound, caused by blows ... from the Attic ... "the swelling from a blow" Further, the word as we find it in the text of 1 Peter 2:24 is indeed dative singular. Thus, the text should be strictly rendered something like: ... by whose bruise you ...


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They are the same event. Gen 1:26, 27 describes the creation of the first male and female humans in outline only. Gen 2:16-24 describes the same event in greater detail. While Adam and eve were placed in Eden to tend and cultivate it (Gen 2:15), they were later banished because of their sin (Gen 3:23, 24). APPENDIX - Descendants of Adam and Eve The progeny ...


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Were the זָכָ֥ר Zakar (male) & נְקֵבָ֖ה Neqevah (female) of הָֽאָדָם Ha-Adam (Humanity) in [Bereshit 1:27] -- the same beings as the אִ֖ישׁ Ish (Man) & אִשָּׁה Ishah (Woman) of הָֽאָדָם Ha-Adam in [Bereshit 2:22]? No. - Ish & Ishah were enlightened beings, chosen to guard all life in גַן עֵ֔דֶן Gan Eden (Garden [of] Eden) as stated in Bereshit 2:...


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The statement of about "all the people" cannot be literally true for several reasons: It did not include Lot and his family the entire city population would not fit outside Lot's house "the men of Sodom" does not equal "all the people" the old and infirm could not have also been present and could not commit the vile acts which ...


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Leviticus 23: 5The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. To count the days, begin with twilight, not sunrise. Deuteronomy 5: 14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. So, the first day means the first 24 hours of the week. Genesis 31: 19When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Presumably under ...


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Note the very important opening instruction in 1 Peter 3:1 Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands This is a direct reference to the passage before about all people submitting to one another especially, "to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." It is parallel to Paul's instruction in Eph 5:21-28 about submitting to one ...


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This is the difference between "like" (a comparison) and "likeness" (a representation). In Genesis 1, the words tselem and demuth are used, which mean something like forms or statues. The LXX uses "eikon". So think of it as a representative or statue made in the likeness of God, not actually being God. But Isaiah 46.9, the word ...


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Lot loved the world, and did not want to leave the cities of the plain, known for wealth and urban comfort. Note how he hesitated when it was time to go, and the angels needed to grab him and force him to leave: And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being ...


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The text does not indicate where the presence of God is. That is not the focus, nor is it related to the meaning. The word in question, "בֹּֽא", can mean enter, go in, come in, or even bring or attain. If one thinks about it, the first three are essentially equivalent in meaning. "Enter" may be the least confusing translation in this ...


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The operative verb in Gen 7:1 is בּוֹא (bo) which means "come in, come, go in, go" (BDB). That is, movement is described. Thus, "enter" or "move" might be the best neutral translation. This is reflected in the quoted versions in the OP. Therefore, the use of this verb makes no comment whatever about where the presence of God ...


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What "mighty works" was Sodom deprived of that would have prevented its destruction? It might be helpful to look at another translation of this, as well as the surrounding passages: Matthew 11:20-24, NASB: "Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. 21Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to ...


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First - you need to put this into context. Abraham had been called out away from the nation he was born under, the gods his people served. And it was he that had been called GENESIS 12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. Abraham was told to leave his ‘kindred’ - ...


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Is Genesis 1:27 same event as in Genesis 2:22. Are the both account about Adam being made? Yes to the first half of the question and I will explain further down. Also like many of us questioned who are these people that he is afraid of that might slay him? and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. (Genesis 4:14 - KJV) It was ...


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How are we made in God's likeness? Ps 50 provides nothing of use in this enquiry - advice and instruction about 'living wisely' provides little information to interrogate the grand scheme! Gen 1:26 is foundational to God's plan. What we see is the initial steps to make man in God's image, in 'our' image is the words we're provided. We can see from many bible ...


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Communicable attributes of God are those that human beings can also have. E.g., Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, because I am holy. How are we made in His likeness? We are made like God because we can have the communicable attributes of God. On the other hand, God is not like us because of his ...


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One of my favorite passages reads as following “In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s ...


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Abraham shows faith in Genesis 17:19 and works in 22:2. James 2:21Was not our father Abraham justified by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did. 23And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as ...


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The word all is sometimes used in hyperboles. E.g., Psalm 103:3 New International Version who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, But Paul advised his protege in 1 Timothy 5:23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. God had forgiven literally all of Timothy's sins but did not ...


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The word of God says that Abraham was a prophet, though his call was different than other prophets. He was called out by God from his nation and his family and his ancestors which he obeyed and God called him to build a new nation which he did. Secondly, God revealed upon him the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, so he must have sent the message out to ...


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There is not a textual basis for the flood being "global" as opposed to local. All such bases are the result of two misconceptions: Thinking that because, in English, the word "earth" means both soil, and planet earth, that the Hebrew word "eretz" must have the same two meanings. The Hebrew word "eretz" just means &...


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There is no comparison between the genealogy of chapters four and five, however there is a comparison being made between the genealogy of chapters four and the end of chapter four Genesis 4 17-18a (ESV) 17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch ...


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Joseph is a type of Christ. The dream points to Jesus because if Rachel can bow to him since she is dead, then it means that the dead can live which will be accomplished by Jesus. Also, Jacob never bowed to Joseph, only his brothers, because the lesser bows to the greater, and the father (Jacob) is greater than the son (Joseph). And Jesus is greater than ...


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Great answer! But one may go further: because of this plural rendering we can further say that Hebrews at 12:24 can then reinterpret Yahweh's Gen 4:10 words (as our Heb author often does), to mean something like "the sprinkling(s) offered by your brother Abel speak(s) to me from the earth" (not soley "the blood from your murder cries out to me ...


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Berean Study Bible Genesis 6: 1Now when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took as wives whomever they chose. ... 7 So the LORD said, “I will blot out man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—every man and beast and crawling ...


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Ozzie Ozzie is exactly right. God would never create a earth that is in darkness and void and uninhabited. That is exactly how the earth is described in Genesis 1:2. Thats gives us a major clue that something had to happen to leave the earth this way. Both Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 mention Lucifer being a man and being over nations that were on the earth ...


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