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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

Yoreh's analysis that you cite is compelling, but does contain contradictions of its own. For example his 'pottery' analogy to the biblical text does emphasise the reverence that the ancients had for ...
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The differences of אור and לאור

To introduce my answer, I will refer to Perry Webb’s answer wherein he wrote, The prefix ל in Hebrew is a preposition, and here with לָאוֹר֙ and לַחֹ֖שֶׁךְ it makes the nouns the indirect object (...
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The differences of אור and לאור

We can debate about grammar labels. but simply with the verb קרא meanings are: the subject reads something (no ל). the subject calls to (ל) a person or animal with hears that can respond. If there ...
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Why God blessed a deceiver or liar?

The text in question may be given as Genesis 27:19 ff. but the answer comes when other related verses about Isaac are collated. Then a clear picture emerges as to why God blessed Isaac despite what ...
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Are only Males (Men) made in the image of God and not Women?

"No" is the right answer. Both man and woman are created in God's image. But we can go farther and say that not only does the verse affirm women's equality as an image of God, it teaches ...
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Did Jacob wrestle with a person of the Godhead?

Without defining Godhead, the OP asked "Was this angel a person in the Godhead?" Thus, as the question implies, the Godhead is compose of more than one person, if not, the OP could have ...
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Was Cain let off too lightly for murder, according to the biblical account?

The law for murder did not go into affect until after the flood and new laws were given to Noah and man. There had been so much violence going on prior to the flood and many people being killed or ...
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What did God see in Noah, that earned his grace? As I can find no reference to what he did, or how he lived in the scriptures.

We cannot be sure if Noah was the only righteous man left, but still: The sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves. And the ...
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Should Cainan be included or excluded from the geneology of Jesus?

The Septuagint we have today, is not the authentic Septuagint made by the 72 jewish sages. The original work was a translation for the five books of Moses (Genesis included), and over the history some ...
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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

There is enough evidence that Isaak was living after this event (see search result); the whole story of the people of Israel goes through him, as it is mentioned right in the verse above (22:18): And ...
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How Gen 31:39 relates to Gen 43:9

It is an interesting observation of yours. I think it also links with Genesis 37: 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let ...
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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

Background The answer is found in the New Testament: Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Whereupon also he received him for a parable. (Hebrews 11:19 DRA) λογισάμενος ὅτι καὶ ...
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Genesis 22:19 - where is Isaac?

It was likely Isaac and Abraham were not living together. Isaac was a grown up man, probably at his thirtieth, at time of his sacrificed event. Soon after this, the next event is Genesis 23, the death ...
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How was Esau's wife named Judith?

The names of Esau's two wives mentioned in Gen 26:34 have caused much puzzlement for several reasons: The two women, Judith and Basemath, are specifically listed as daughters of Hittites who spoke an ...
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Should Cainan be included or excluded from the geneology of Jesus?

In short...the name Cainan, most probably, should not be included. Some time ago now, I was captivated by the, soon to follow here, "YouTube" video, which puts forward the idea that the ...
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Was Cain let off too lightly for murder, according to the biblical account?

Someone posted this answer on my similar question (closed) and hope can be part of your answer: "maybe due to lack of humans around and killing Cain the current only child could hinder the work ...
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Was Cain let off too lightly for murder, according to the biblical account?

The OP's question confuses two aspects of "law" that should always be kept separate - the requirement and its punishment. As the appendix below clearly shows, the moral law existed well ...
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What was the "one portion" given to Joseph above his brothers in Genesis 48:21-22?

This is a rather puzzling verse, especially taken on its own, and it has confused many commentators. Jacob himself is never reported as having seized any land at all from any Amorites with his sword ...
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How could the earth form before the sun?

There is an Old Earth Creation (OEC) perspective that provides an explanation for the OP question about these seemingly contradictory verses from Genesis 1. The most well known proponents of this ...
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What did God see in Noah, that earned his grace? As I can find no reference to what he did, or how he lived in the scriptures.

Although there is no written text that says Murder is wrong but there are text that indicates there are rules/laws established. He told him, “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, Genesis ...

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